Who is Squad Training For?

squadP.U.M.A. Squad training sessions are aimed at anyone who wishes to try and improve their fitness, sparring and technical Taekwon-Do.  The sessions are open to any P.U.M.A. Taekwon-Do, Tang Soo-Do or Kickboxing students (sorry, but no Little P.U.M.A.s).  There is no set minimum age or grade requirement to attend the sessions but anyone thinking of attending for the first time will need some patterns and sparring knowledge as the sessions are aimed at improving knowledge/skills rather than teaching from scratch.

If you are thinking of attending for the first time and have any questions then, either speak to your instructor or email Mr. Lammin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Times and venues of forthcoming sessions can be found on the Calendar contained in the "News & Events" tab.


What Do Sessions Involve?

Each session involves patterns/technical work, fitness, pad drills and sparring.  The exact content of session varies but below is a rough guide as to what you can expect.

The first hour of each session is devoted to patterns/technical training with the majority of sessions focusing on individual patterns/technique but in the build up to some tournaments team patterns may also be covered.  After a quick break the next 20 to 30 minutes are spent working on fitness which is followed in turn by 30-45 minutes of pad drills aimed at developing sparring techniques.  The last main section of each session is sparring which gives students a chance to try out the techniques they have practiced during the previous section.


What Are The Benefits?

There can be many benefits for students who regularly attend squad training depending on what they are looking to get from the sessions.  People often assume that squad training sessions are just aimed at those looking to be selected to represent P.U.M.A. internationally but this is not the case.  pressupsWhilst these sessions are compulsory for anyone looking to be selected to represent P.U.M.A. at this level they are aimed just as much at any student who wishes to improve their technical Taekwon-Do and/or sparring.

Obviously, anyone attending squad training regularly can expect their technical Taekwon-Do and sparring to improve considerably.  It is not a coincidence that those who regularly attend squad training generally perform well at both tournaments and gradings.


How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of each session is £10.00 for the 3 hours.  (Kickboxing and Tang Soo-Do Students pay £7 due to the fact that they are unable to take part in the first hour of patterns training).  We are also pleased to be able to offer family discounts with 2 family members being able attend a session for just £16 with any subsequent family members paying just £5 each per session)


What Do I Need to Bring?

Traditional white P.U.M.A. Dobok (Taekwon-Do students only)

A full set of P.U.M.A. approved sparring equipment

Training bottoms and 2 or 3 t-shirts for physical/sparring sections of the sessions

Cushioned trainers for the fitness section

A round focus pad and kick shield (if you have them)


If you want any further information or have any questions/concerns then either speak to your instructor, email Mr. Daniel Lammin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or use the Contact Form.