First 2 Classes Free!

For details on classes click the appropriate link above for times, venue, and other info OR look at the timetable to see when and where your next available class is OR contact me at

philwhitlocktkd@hotmail.co.uk

07766491451

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If you have had 2 free classes and would like to purchase a starter pack, please go to the online store

 

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Upcoming Events/Dates for Your Diary

 

Sunday 15th of October-

PUMA Childrens championships

Thornbury leisure centre

Enter at- https://www.puma-uk.com/competition/

There will be no LP or Junior class, but the adult class is will be on as normal 4-5pm

 

28th & 29th of October

ITF England championships

Royal Masonic School for Girls in Ricksmanworth, North West London

Black belts on the Saturday, which are also the qualifiers for the european championships in Slovenia in April next year

Colour belts and black belts under 14 are on the Sunday

Entries at- https://itfenglandevents.co.uk/online-entry-system/?epl_action=process_cart_action&cart_action=add&event_id=1056

 

Saturday november 4th

PUMA Fight Night

doors open at 5.30 pm

Watch some of the worlds best Taekwon-do fighters battle it out.

tickets are £15 and available from myself

 

Sunday November 5th

colour belt grading

Downend leisure centre

More details coming soon

Classes as normal

 

Sunday November 12th

Little PUMA grading

In class

classes as normal

 

Saturday November 25th

ITF British Championships

K2, crawley, west Sussex

Entries at- http://www.itfopenbritish.co.uk/registration/

Medals for 2 of WMA at the Dutch Open Championships

Mr Whitlock and Miss Heredi were both selected members of the PUMA squad attending the Dutch Open Championships in Eindhoven, Holland on Sunday the 29th of January.

It was a succesful trip with Miss Heredi comnighome with a silver medal in sparring and Mr Whitlock brought back a bronze also in sparring. The whole team performed well, coming home iwth a host of bronze, silvers and golds. A massive well done to Mr Whitlock and Miss Heredi. Onto the PUMA International Open in the middle of February!

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WMA’s Upcoming Demonstrations

The summer and hence ‘demo’ time is upon us. Whitlock Martial Arts is currently booked to perform at the following events-

18th of June – Callicroft Primary School, Patchway. Meet at 11.40 on at 12 pm
9th of July – Baileys Court Primary School summer fair. Meet at 11.40 am on at 12 pm
16th of July – Patchway Festival, Norman Scott Park. Meet at 12.45 on at 1.05pm  &
16th of July – Frampton Festival, Memorial fields (behind The Globe pub). On at 3pm
20th July – Coniston Community centre. On at 4 pm
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Our demonstrations include patterns, sparring, wood breaking, fight choreography, and much more. If you are in the area at the time please come down and support us. And if you are organising any events near the Patchway and Little Stoke area, please feel free to contact Mr Whitlock about WMA performing at your event.
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Easter Holiday training times

Just a note to say that there will be no classes this Easter Friday in Little Stoke or on Easter Sunday in Patchway, due to the venues not being available. Enjoy your time, practise, and Mr Whitlock and team will look forward to seeing all the students back on Wednesday the 30th as per usual.

Happy Easter!

 

WMA at the European Championships 2015

Mr Whitlock and Ms Heredi have just returned from the European Championships in Motherwell, Scotland.

After months of preparation, illness, injury and other unwanted distractions aside, with the ITF England national team, they were both present representing WMA, PUMA and their country they had sights set on gold.

The 4 day competition brought lots of highs and lows for the pair. We are particularly proud of Aniko who brought home a great medal haul consisting of-

Silver in individual female heavyweight sparring, silver in female power test, silver in female team sparring, bronze in team power test, and a token bronze as the 6th person in female team patterns. A massive well done Aniko from everyone at WMA!

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Mr Whitlock competed in- team patterns, losing to the always strong team from Poland. Individual male -78kg sparring losing a close fight to Ludvig Saele from Norway. And finally in team sparring where we lost a nail biting quarter finals to current World Champions Ireland 10-9! It was a disappointing championships for Mr Whitlock, but lessons were learnt and he will be back stronger next year.

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Overall the England team did very well, coming 8th out of 24 countries. We had 3 new individual European champions and most importantly- we came back with more medals than last year. The team is forever growing under the guidance of our fantastic coaching team, of which a big thank you goes to them from both of our athletes.

Now it is time to regroup and look to the next competition which will be the PUMA British championships, which a large contingent of our WMA students young and old(er) will be attending.

Finally a thank you to the tournament organisers, the masters, PUMA, and everyone that helped make this a great experience.

Photos credit- ITF England/Irish Taekwon-do Association.

Euro's '15 mens team

Euro's '15 female sparring

Training schedule during over the next 2 weeks

Mr Whitlock will be away now for the next 2.5 weeks for the European championships plus a week away in Spain. Below is the training schedule during this time-
Wednesday 21st- There is no scheduled WMA class. Miss Elise has said anyone is welcome to join her class at Hanham Woods Academy-
6.00-6.30pm LP’s
6.30-7.30pm Juniors up to 7th Kup
7.45-9.00pm Juniors 6th Kup and above and all adults
Sunday 25th- Miss Elise (in Patchway as normal)
Wednesday 28th- Mr M Whitlock (in Patchway as normal)
Sunday 1st (grading day, details to follow)- Miss Heredi- LP’s 3.30-4, mixed class 4-5
Wednesday 4th- Miss Heredi (in Patchway as normal)
Mr Whitlock back to normal schedule- on Friday the 6th
I hope that is clear. Don’t forget, Master Gayle has classes in Yate on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can see his class times here- http://www.mrgmartialarts.com/taekwondo-schools.php
If you do got, please don’t forget to approach Master Gayle before the class, tell him you’re Mr Whitlock’s student and ask permission to join in the class.
if you have any queries about the class schedule please let me know. Lastly, a massive good luck to Miss Heredi (and myself) in the European Championships next week. I look forward to seeing everyone upon my return in class on Friday the 6th after the Euro’s and a week in Spain. Good luck to everyone grading on the 1st. All the paperwork will be there ready and waiting for you. You just need to turn up! Again, any queries please contact Mr Whitlock.

WMA’s first Black belt!

I am over the moon to announce our first ever student to grade to black belt! Young Mr Gould has worked tirelessly over the last few, well.. years, to achieve his black belt. He trains 6 hours a week in WMA classes as well as spending hours of his own time to get here. He is a fantastic role model for the other junior and senior students, and it is a real pleasure and honour to see him with a black belt and new dobok around and on him. He has now paved the way for other students to start coming through the ranks and achieve that big goal, like the rest of the Gould clan that have supported him and trained alongside with the whole WMA family.

He is also been promoted to a junior assistant instructor, with his official PUMA assistant instructor qualification to start soon.

A massive well done to Mr Gould from myself, Mr Whitlock, and all of us at WMA… The journey has just begun, and the hard work starts now 😉

We will be having a WMA social/congratulations party on Saturday the 17th of October at the Beaufort pub in Stoke Gifford from 6 pm children, adults, family, friends, all are welcome. The official presentation evening will be on Sunday the 18th of October at The Holiday Inn, Filton Rd, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS16 1QX email Mr Whitlock @ philwhitlocktkd@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

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Competition Success

Well it’s been a busy few months for WMA. Firstly we had the ITF World Championships in Italy, where 3 of our members/instructors were representing England and came back with an amazing 4 bronze medals between them.

To even get to a World championships is an extremely hard slog, very few can even dream of making the England team, let alone make the team and then win medals for our country! I think I speak on behalf of all WMA members a massive well done to the ‘Whitlock Brothers’ and Miss Aniko Heredi on such a valiant effort.

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A few weeks later it was time for the PUMA English championships! Where we had 13 members competing, a fantastic turn out and a fantastic medal haul-

13 members- 3x Gold medals, 3x Silver Medals and 2x Bronze medals!

Amazing. Well done to everyone that was there on the day. Competitors, parents, referees. A valiant effort from everyone. And personally I would like to say it genuinely meant a lot, the amount of juniors and parents that stayed to watch me (Mr Whitlock) compete. The team work and camaraderie is what competing is all about. Congrats to everyone. Onwards and upwards!

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2nd night at Link Club.. Success!

Last night 3 juniors accompanied Mr Whitlock to our monthly visit at ‘Link Club’, a club for adults with learning disabilities. Because of the community centre being used as a polling station for the general election, we did not have our normal space upstairs. So we improvised, pushed some chairs to the side and opened with a demonstration. The 3 juniors performed patterns, pad work and sparring for the club members. They showed great courage and confidence getting up infant of everyone and showing them what they were made of; and they executed it beautifully.

We opened the forum with some pad work, although a bit shy this week a number of people got up and tried their go on the pads. Our trip is aimed at fun, and some light fitness. We I think we achieved. I have already had feed back from the organisers saying they were very impressed with our display and were looking forward to seeing us again next month.

A massive thank you to the juniors and parents that gave up an hour of their time to put some smiles on faces. A lot of martial arts schools talk about philosophy and giving back, but only some do. I’m very pleased to say we’re on the ‘do’ list. Well done team. Same again next month!

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Grading Success.. again!

Over the last week and a half both the Little PUMA’s graded, and a number of juniors and adults graded under Senior Master Gayle.

The juniors and adults were fantastic as normal, we didn’t have too many students going in for the grading this time. We pride ourselves on our standards. If Mr Whitlock does not think you’re ready top grade, he won’t put you in, hence our very high pass rate.

It was a particularly testing day for Mr Whitlock, who had squad training in the morning, then left early to get to the Yate grading, then onto to teach normal Sunday classes, and then went onto the Bath grading where the ‘Carter Clan’ graded in the evening, even after Jim and Clare ran a 10k race in the morning! The testing day as made a lot easier by everyone’s great performances and more importantly, everyones great attitudes!

The week after it was the Little PUMA’s turn, and they did not disappoint. The examiners were Mr Michael Whitlock and Miss Aniko Heredi, both of the England team. The 4-6 yrs old elevated their performances to well above the required standard. Showing great, punches, kicks, blocks, attitudes and courtesy.

Now it’s all over.. for another 3 months then back to it again. In the meantime we have 3 black stripes preparing for their (and WMA’s) first black belt gradings!.. scary stuff!
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Free T-shirt offer for New Little PUMA’s

We love it when we see our experienced Little PUMA’s move on up into the junior classes, with new challenges ahead, but of course it leaves us with extra space in our Little PUMA’s class. The Little PUMA’s is a fantastic syllabus for children aged 4-6, designed to help your child develop their coordination, memory, communication, discipline and most important- their overall happiness and well being.

We currently have a few spaces in our classes in Patchway PLUS We are delighted to offer, for the next 2 months, a free t-shirt to every new LP that signs up.. and a free t-shirt to the Little PUMA that recommends the class to friend, when they sign up.

If you are interested in Little PUMA classes for your child. Please either check the timetable for times and venue, and pop in for your first of 2 free classes; or contact the instructor, Phil @ 07766491451 or info@whitlockmartialarts.com

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