Technical Guidance

Taekwondo Etiquette

What does this mean and What is respect? There are plenty of examples in the student handbook but to expand and refresh here are a few: Bowing to fellow students and instructors Being polite and courteous to everyone inside and outside the dojang (training hall) Not...

New Book – Path to Black Belt

THe PUMA Merchandise Unit has just taken delivery of a fantastic new book entitled ‘Path To Black Belt.’ The books feature multiple world champion Jaroslaw Suska.  The cost of the book is £30.  They'll make great Christmas presents, or to use as a reference book for...

Bo Staff Seminar and Grading 19th Dec 16

Dear Students and Parents,  please ee below info regarding a PUMA Bo Staff seminar in a few weeks...   Bo Staff Seminar and Grading 19th November 2016 @ 10am to 1pm Yate Parish Hall, Station Road, Yate, BS37 4PQ The venue has limited car parking, however there is a...

Weds 21-9-16 2nd Class – Master the Details

Evening Students, To all students attending the 2nd class on weds 21-9-16 bring a note pad and pen please. I'm going to spend the lesson going through some of the finer details of TKD techniques. This will help you plan your next stages of improvement. It will focus...

PUMA Squad Date for Autumn 2016

Message from Mr Lammin - Squad Coach PUMA   Dear All, After a well deserved summer break September and October are going to be very busy months with plenty of opportunities to train and compete.  Below is a list of the forthcoming PUMA and ITF Squad Training Sessions...

Counting to 10 in Korean

A basic requirement for your first grading is to count to 10 in Korean. The numbers are in your handbook but as a quick recap (and for Little PUMAs) they are: Hanna Dool Seth Neth Dasual Yasaul Ilgop Yodoll Ahop Yoll Typically a student will be asked to count to 10 in...

Taking Photos & Videos – Do & Donts

Dear Parents and Students Part of our Safeguarding Policy in PUMA and Movewell TKD relates to taking photos and videos. We refer to classes and gradings and CLOSED Forums, and tournaments and seminars as OPEN Forums Whether it's a CLOSED Forum or OPEN Forum determines...

TKD Stances

TKD Stances To help with your learning take a look at the attached Stances doc. All the main stances are covered - Walking Stance Sitting Stance Attention Stance Ready Stance X Stance L Stance Horizontal Stance ...and a few more too. I hope you find it useful, Mr...

Walking Stance Basics

Walking Stance is one of the basic and fundamental stances in Taekwondo. The weight distribution is 50-50 on each leg; it is 1.5 shoulder widths long from toe to toe and 1 shoulder width wide from the middle of the foot to middle of the opposite foot; the back leg is...

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