Central Academy had a fantastic National Poomsae Championships in London in Dec 2018.
So many medals won by our relatively small team meant we finished in overall 2nd Place Team position in the A Class category.
Congratulations - especially to our new individual British Champions:


Erin Shaw and Neve Hogg represented the GB Development Squad at the G1 Croatia Open in Zagreb on Sunday 11th Nov 2018.
They had a fantastic tournament!!


Neve Hogg became British Champion for the first time at the National Championships in Sheffield on Sunday 28th October 2018.
After 4 excellent performances Neve took the Gold Medal in the Cadet Female -41kg category.

Scottish Championships

Team Central had 57 players over the two days of the recent Taekwondo Scotland Championships, held at Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell.
The team came away with an impressive 59 medals in total!  
Fantastic job!!  
Well done team!!
Scottish Champs 2018 Team2
Scottish Champs 2018 Team3

World Championships

Natasha & Tegan have been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Poomsae Championships in Taiwan in November 2018.
Natasha will be competing in the Cadet Female Individuals and the Cadet Pairs.


Jordan Smith has had an incredible year so far.  In March she became Dutch Open Champion at Junior -44kg.  In May she competed at the same weight at the Junior World Championships in Tunisia and became Junior World Champion! 

Junior World Champion

Junior World Champion - Jordyn Smith received tremendous welcome home from her club mates at Central on Monday 16th April.


Two members of Central Taekwondo Academy have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior World Championships in Tunisia in April.

Erin Shaw, 15 from Larbert, is in her first year as a  junior, having had a very successful past year in the cadet division.  Erin reached the quarter finals of the Cadet European Championships in Hungary and achieved a bronze medal at last years Dutch Open Championships.

GB Poomsae Squad 2018

Central Academy have seven players on the 2018 Great Britain National Poomsae Squad.  
Natasha Wilson, Tegan O’May, Kara McLaren, Lynsey and Eilidh Burke and Kai and Casey Paton.

Club Update

We currently have two of our black belt girls, Jordyn Smith and Erin Shaw, training with the Korean National team in Seoul, Korea.  The girls left on Monday with the GB Development Squad and will be attending an intensive training camp for 10 days.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls and they will be bringing a wealth of experience back to the club.  We wish them the best of luck for the trip.
This Sunday (11th Feb) we are running a one off class for parents in aid of Central Academy Club Funds.  The class will be relaxed and fun - designed for adults who have not tried taekwondo before.
Come along for a bit of flexibility, fitness and fun and help support our club funds.  The session is from 10am to 11am at Carronshore and the training fee is £5.00 (all proceeds to club funds).
This month’s grading takes place at Carronshore on Sat 17th Feb starting at 10am.  Deadline for application forms is Thursday 15th Feb.
On Sunday 25th Feb we have Natasha Wilson, Tegan O’May and Eilidh Burke competing for the GB Poomsae Squad at the German Open Poomsae Championships in Hamburg.
Two weeks later (10th & 11th Mar) Jordyn Smith, Erin Shaw, Lauren McKinley and Neve Hogg are all representing Central at the Dutch Open Championships in Eindhoven.
All the girls are training hard for these huge international events.  Good luck girls!
Over the past couple of years I have had the role of British Taekwondo Tutor and I have been delivering the Level 2 Coach Education Course around the UK.  This course is currently on hold as it is being restructured.  We have a number of students at Central who have expressed an interest in coaching and some who regularly come along to classes to help coach the junior grades.  With this in mind I am planning to run a shortened version of the Level 2 Coaching Course at Carronshore on Sunday 4th March from 1pm to 5pm.  There will be no recognised qualification for attending the course, as it not a British Taekwondo event.  There will be no fee for attending.  Anyone wishing to develop their coaching skills should ask Master Angie for an application form.  Deadline for applications is Thursday 1st March.
Dates have been set for this year’s Easter Camp.  We will have 2 days of TKD games, competitions, fitness and fun.  The camp is at Carronshore on Wed 11th and Fri 13th April.  Full details will be available soon.
Central Taekwondo Academy was established in November 1993 - we are 25 years old this year!  We are planning a few things to celebrate this tremendous achievement over the course of this year.  This will culminate with our 25th Anniversary Dinner at the Millennium Suite, Beancross on Friday 16th Nov 2018.  We have some very special guests and great entertainment lined up.  More details will be available soon.  Make sure you save the date - it will be a night not to be missed!