Due to the Government's Coronavirus precautions our area is subject to Tier 4 restrictions from 4th January 2021. Our classes will be moved back online for the time being, with an adapted schedule. Training links are available on request.
On Sunday 1st March PUMA held their annual Tournament Officials Course in Yate. This is a course for Red Belts and above to train to become PUMA Umpires and Referees. Mr Swain went up to refresh his refereeing skills, and was joined by Mrs Hallett and Jack who were taking their first step along the umpires path.
Through the day the rules for each of the events were explained, as well as the roles and responsibilities for umpires and referees on the day of competition. There was then plenty of opportunity to put the new knowledge into practice with other course attendees performing patterns and sparring.
I want to wish Mrs Hallett and Jack the best of luck on their new journey!
You can find a full write up on the PUMA Events Website here.
Sunday 18th November was a fantastic day for Swain Taekwon-Do competitors at the P.U.M.A. British Championships. The competition was one of the largest P.U.M.A. competitions for a while, and Swain Taekwon-Do had 5 students and 2 instructors competing.
Before we get on to the medal results, we want to say a massive thank you to Chrissy Hallett and Mrs Coles who gave up their time to officiate at the competition, alongside Mr and Mrs Swain. Competitions can't run without officials, so we are very grateful to you for giving up your time.
Now for the competition results:
This should give us a good push up the P.U.M.A. schools league table for the year. The table will reset in January, and lots more of you should be considering competing next year. You all have the talent, lets see if we can top the table next year!!
More photos can be found on our Facebook page!
We have a newly qualified Assistant Instructor within Swain Taekwon-Do - Miss Naomi Scott!
Miss Scott began the Professional Unification of Martial Arts Assistant Instructor Course back in January, which involves a one-day course with Master Gayle - a mixture of instructing theory and practice followed by written coursework including questions on first aid, stretching and the planning and teaching of two classes - one for juniors and one for adults. Miss Scott taught her sessions in Bournemouth under the watchful eye of Mr Lammin.
We are all very pleased to congratulation Miss Scott on her new qualification; and what's more, her coursework and teaching during assessed lessons earned her a DISTINCTION pass! very well done indeed!
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