Saturday, 25 December 2010

Joyeux Noel

A very Happy and a very Merry Christmas to you and all your family's.

Hope Santa Clause has been extra good to you and you all have a cracking holiday cos you deserve it.

Take care.

Mr.C. and Miss Kane.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Santa's Coming to Lochee

Hi folks.

It's not too late to get your ticket for the Christmas Party.

Santa's coming to the BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee on Thursday 23rd between 6.00 and 7.30.

Your wee brothers, sisters, cousins, pals etc are very welcome but Miss Kane needs names for Santa's Elves to load up the sleigh.

There will be games, music, dancing, big eats, prizes, raffle, face painting and SANTA CLAUSE will be there too.

See Mr.C or Miss Kane at your Club for a ticket...only£5.00p.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Latest News

Here's all the latest Wildcats News folks and first off I'd like to get all our classes back on track so all Clubs will be open as normal this week......WEATHER PERMITTING.


The tabletop sale is being held this Saturday 18th December in the BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee at 10.00am. Yes folks this Saturday. Or is it on Saturday. That's correct it's this Saturday, on Saturday. You can hire a table for £7.00p and sell your own stuff or come along and help us out on Saturday. Hand in any unwanted items you may have at your Club and we'll sell them at the TABLETOP SALE on SATURDAY 18th.


The Taekwon Do Kids Christmas Party is being held on Thursday 23rd December 2010 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm in the BB Hall, Lochee. Tickets are only £5.00 and you can bring your brothers, sisters or friends. Tickets from your Instructor.



Last class Saturday 20th December 2010, returning Saturday 8th January 2011.


Last class Tuesday 21st December 2010, returning Tuesday 4th January 2011.


Last class Wednesday 22nd December 2010, returning Wednesday 5th January 2011.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Roughy Toughy Wildcats

Here they are folks, the roughy toughy Wildcats who braved the ice and snow to sit their Grading tonight in Menzieshill. Take a bow kids, proud of you.

Lets see a good turnout on Saturday at the Grading in Whitfield. Its in the Whitfield Parish Church Hall, Haddington Crescent, and starts at 10am.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Here's the latest news folks.

ALL LOCHEE CLUBS and THURSDAYS GRADING have to be cancelled as Bright Street and Tofthill are both a sheet of ice and piled up snow. Tons of snow and ice have fallen off a roof, bringing down slates and pipes and it's a real mess. There are abandoned cars sticking out into the street and the access to the BB Hall is blocked off. It's far too dangerous for you to venture down there.

However, and here's the good news.

Tomorrows Grading in The Menzieshill Neighbourhood Centre, Orleans Place, will go ahead starting at 5.00 o'clock as the staff there have done an amazing job and cleared the access road and the car park.

Anyone who can make it should now Grade tomorrow night in Menzieshill. I'll be there from about 4.30pm.

If you can't make tomorrow night in Menzieshill there will be a Grading in Whitfield Parish Church Hall, Haddington Crescent, Whitfield on Saturday morning starting at 10.00am. The access to there is fine too.

See you at either of these choose which.

Lets have a good turnout as I don't want to see all the hard work you and your Instructors have put in going to waste.

Can you please inform anyone you know from your Club about these arrangement as not everyone subscribes to the blog. Thanks.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Training and Grading NEWS

Hi folks'

Weathers not so good but there's no point taking it personally as it's snowing on everyone.

Schools are back, workers are working, buses are running, roughy toughy Martial Artists are training.

All classes will be running as normal this week as long as there's no great deterioration in the weather and road conditions. The Menzieshill and Lochee Gradings will go ahead as planned. You all know the details, ie. where and when, but if you've forgotten telephone or text me.

As long as it's safe lets go for it.
Jingle Bells....MrC.

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Hi everyone,

Really sorry but Im afraid that all classes are now cancelled until next Tuesday 7th December. That means no class in Whitfield on Saturday too.

Next Wednesday 8th Menzieshill and Thursday 9th Lochee Gradings will still provisionally go ahead.

Hopefully things will be as near back to normal as it can be under the circumstances, can't see it like but we can live in hope.

So wrap up warm, be safe and keep cosy.
Hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tabletop Sale Cancelled

I'm afraid that due to that white stuff in the picture we can't get out of the village and as it doesn't look like abating in the near fututre we have sadly had to cancel the Tabletop Sale.
There is however some good news.
We have rescheduled it for the 18th December, same time same place.
Gives us all more time to rake out more stuff to sell...."yay"
Keep warm n keep safe.

Does the ash bin no look like a toadstool.

Mr.C. xx

ps. gonna come and help me dig the car oot

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Rainbow Grade Sparring


Here's a look at some of our youngest students who love sparring.
These kids are aged between 4 years and 7 years old.
World Champions in the making.
Gotta call this video "NO PAIN"..."brilliant"


Sorry folks, all classes are now cancelled for the rest of the week but hopefully our Saturday morning class in Whitfield will go ahead. I'll keep you posted. We're still stranded in this village. Send a Red X parcel please. Biscuits n sweets will do....Jaffa cakes, yum.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Class cancelled

Sorry folks but due to the inclement weather the Tuesday evening class in Lochee, 30th November, has been cancelled, ie. too much sna. I'll let you know if other classes are being cancelled. Look oot the windie n if there's cauld white stuff falling from th skeh n th roads r a slippery jist bide in n dae star jumps.

Keep an ear out on Wave 102 and Radio Tay as they're gonna announce Club cancellations on the air.

Not everyone sees or receives the blog so tell anyone you can think of and ....OH!!!!!! remember and support Miss Kanes Tabletop Sale on Saturday...thanks.

Keep cosy...Mr.C

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Gradings Reminder

Gradings Reminder

Hope you're all remembering that the Menzieshill Club Grading is on Wednesday 8th December and all the other Clubs are Grading in Lochee on the 9th. Make sure your licences are in date please.

ps.....gonna support Miss Kanes Tabletop Sale pleeeeeeeeez. Thanks.

Tabletop Sale

TABLETOP SALE...proceeds going to the 8th World Championship 2011 fund.

Saturday 4th December, BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee...10am until 2.00pm.

Come one come all to Miss Kanes fabulous TABLETOP SALE.

You can hire a table for only £7.00p and sell your own stuff.

We have lots n lots n lots of lovely stuff for sale, nice Christmas Presents.

Come along and find a bargain.

There's a Tombola, Sweet Trail, Cake n Candy Stall....and much much more.

Don't be shy, bring all your friends, tell everyone you can.
ps.....nice stance Miss Kane xx

Blackbelt League Awards 2010

Blackbelt League Awards

Congratulations to Unity Kane, Nicole Dowdles, Gill Hutcheson, Jonathan Cochrane, John Crosby and Reece Hershaw who all received their trophies for their prowess when competing in 2010's hard fought Blackbelt Leagues. Fantastic effort from you all. Very proud of you.

Student of the Year

Congratulations to Louise Burry, Jonathan Cochrane and Reece Hershaw who were awarded Student of the Year Trophies for their endeavours in 2010. Brilliant effort from you all. Same again next year kids.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Cancellation of the First Aid Course


Sorry folks but due to circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel Saturdays First Aid Course.

This Course will be rescheduled for early in the New Year.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas Dance 2010


Dance the night away to the fabulous Joes Band after a super buffet meal and the presentation of the Blackbelt League and Student of the Year Trophies. All are welcome, Students, Mums, Dads, Grannies n Grandads, Aunts n Uncles, Cousins, Friends but I need names n numbers so we can get transport sorted out asap.

Venue...Bay Hotel, Pettycur Bay, Fife.

Cost is £11.00p for 14 and above.
£6.00p for 13 and under.

ASC Destroyer-Destruction Competition.


Two competitions on the same day commencing at 1.00pm in the Parish Church Hall, Burntisland on 21st November, yes this Sunday folks.

First Aid Course


Hello all. This is a reminder that the First Aid Course will be held on Saturday 20th in the BB Hall, Bright Street, Dundee commencing at 09.00am, the cost is £70.00p. If you need directions to the Hall or want information about the Course please contact me on 01382-350572, 07989868605,


Our best wishes go to our two students who sat and passed their Blackbelt Gradings on Saturday 13th. Gill Hutcheson passed her 1-4 National Blackbelt Grading and Reece Hershaw successfully negotiated his way through a really hard International Grading and has been promoted to 1st Dan Blackbelt. Our congratulations go to them both.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Colour Belt Gradings

The last Colour Belt Gradings of 2010 will be held as follows...

Menzieshill Club...Community Centre, Menzieshill on the 8th December from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

All other Clubs...BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee on the 9th of December commencing at 6.00pm....there will be a normal training session held before the Grading for all students commencing at 4.30pm....bring a packed lunch if you wish....I like Jaffa Cakes.

All students should Grade unless you have been advised not to by Mr. Cahill.
Please check that your Licence is in date.
New students should apply now, thanks.

The cost is £30.00p and all students who are Yellow Belt and above should have at least a Headguard and Gumshield. Please see Mr. Cahill or Miss Kane regarding purchasing softgear. You should not buy softgear independently outwith the Club as your Insurance Premium will be increased by the Insurance Company. Only softgear which is safety approved can be worn. This is for all our safety when training, sparring, special techniques etc.

Christmas Dance 2010

This years Christmas Dance which amalgamates the Blackbelt League Presentation and the Student of the Year Awards will be held on 26th November in the Bay Hotel, Pettycur Bay, Fife.

Don't miss this Dance it is fabulous and a great chance to meet up and have a great time with all your friends from all over our GTF Family. You can dance the night away to Joes Band.

See Mr. Cahill or Miss Kane for tickets as soon as possible, you're right it's a meringue, I didn't have a snowball.

Cost is as follows...14 years and above £11.00p...below 13 years £6.00p.

First Aid Course

The next First Aid Course will be held on the 20th of November in the BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee, Dundee from 09.00am to 4.30pm.

The cost will be £70.00p and all Instructors and Assistant Instructors who haven't attended this Course should attend this one. The First Aid Course is however open to anyone who wishes to attend.

The Course will be divided into two parts.

Morning...theory which will be slanted towards aspects of Sports Injury.

Afternoon...practical work including CPR, bandaging, splinting, wound care etc.

Please see myself or Mr. Cunningham for any further details.

Blackbelt Grading and Seminar

The Blackbelt Grading and Seminar will be held in the Parish Church Hall, Burntisland, on the 13th November, 09.00 for 09.30.

Seminar...all those Grading must attend.

The cost is £45.00p.

National Gradings...those going for National Gradings in the afternoon will now be Graded free of charge.

International Gradings...those doing their International Grading should have all paperwork completed beforehand if possible. Two passport photographs and fees to be brought on the day.

Lets make this the very best Grading we can for us all.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Referees Course

Saturday 23rd October at 09.00am until 5.00pm in the Parish Church Hall, Burntisland.

Cost for whole day £90.00p

Cost per half day £50.00p

Should be attended by all members wanting to make the teams, except those who have already done it, for the World Championships 2011 and all Instructors, Blackbelts, Red Belts and above who have not done this Course since January 1st, 2009.

Please register with Mr. Cunningham or give your apologies for being unable to attend by Friday 22nd...that's this Friday folks.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Name the Mascot Competition

Ok everyone, pin back your lugs, lol.
Here's a few suggestions for naming our kittykat...actually he's a WILDCAT....roaaaar.

Issy, Anna and Daniel have submitted...Taekwon Tiger...Tiggy Kandoh...Purr-minator...Ginger Ninja...Kick Ass Kitty Kat.

Dinaay submitted...Bob u mean Boabcat Dinaay, lol.

C'mon everyone we need more suggestions.
Great prize for the winner.
First Prize a weeks holiday in Lochee.
Second Prize two weeks holiday in Lochee.
Only kidding...Lochee's grrrrrrrrreat.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

ASC Interclub Competition

ASC Interclub Competition will be held in the Parish Church Hall, East Leven Street, Burntisland on Sunday 10th October starting at 1.00pm for under 18s, over 18s start at 2.30pm. Costs £10.00.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

ASC Destroyer-Destruction Competition.

The Destroyer Competition will now be held in November not on Sunday as reported.

Instructors Course

This Instructors Course will be held on Saturday 9th October in the Parish Church Hall, East Leven Street, Burntisland starting at 09.00am. The whole Course is open to Green Belt and above. The afternoon session is open to all Grades.

9.00am How to Run a Club £50.00p
1.00pm How to Teach Your Club £50.00p.
Whole day £90.00p.
Lunch provided.

All Instructors and assistants who have not done this Course in the last 3 years must do it.
Open to Green Belt and above.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Catering Committee

Hi folks. Miss Kane is currently looking for volunteers to assist her in forming the Catering Committee who's job it will be to implement the planning, organisation and delivery of feeding the students attending the 8th World Championships 2011. Buffet style meals may have to be prepared for the President and Masters attending and the students will be provided with packed lunches. All other meals will be prepared by and consumed in the Queens Hotel. Please contact Miss Kane for further details. Thanking you in advance.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

First Aid Team

Hello everyone. I'm currently putting together a Team of First Aiders to attend all GTF Scotland events. Having a current GTF First Aid qualification would be an advantage but we will all be attending GTF First Aid Training Classes and being represented at all future GTF events, eg. Jeegoo and ATT Training. Our goal will be to peak as a team before the 8th GTF World Championships. Names to me asap please. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

High Grade Training

Right all you High Grade Blackbelts, pin back your lugs. You asked me if you could have your own High Grade Training class every week. I'm in agreement so I think you should all get your heads together and let me know if you're committed to this en masse 100%, cos if youre not I'll no be very happy. You can miss it but only if the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse come riding over the Lah Hull. I need all your e mail addresses and mobile numbers please. MrC.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010 the Mascot.

You are all invited to enter the competition to name the mascot. The winner will receive a fabulous prize, tell you what it is when I think of it, lol. Ok I know that's no a pic of our Mascot but I like it. MrC.

Thanks to Ed

All your fellow students at Dundee Wildcats would like to thank you for giving us such a lovely Website Mr Muirhead. Many many thanks from us all. ps...we all miss you so hurry up and come back training.

Rothesness 6 Band Night Out

ROTHESNESS...6 live bands...brilliant night out with all your friends in GTF Scotland.
Rothes Halls, Glenrothes
September 18th...8.00pm to 11.00pm.
14 to 18 year olds £6.00p
19 years plus £8.00.
Come along and have some fun.

Saturday, 4 September 2010


If you type your e mail address into the Subscription box on the Wildcats Homepage you will automatically receive all new blogs in your inbox. MrC.

Jeegoo High Grade League No3

Jeegoo High Grade League Number 3 will be held in the Parish Church Hall, Burntisland on Saturday 18th September commencing at 09.00am. This is the last league of the year.

Jeegoo High Grade Training and Squad will be held on Sunday 19th September in the Parish Church Hall, Burntisland commencing at 13.00pm.

Please inform Mr. Cunningham if you cannot attend any of these events.
Thanks Mr. Cahill.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Three new Scottish Champions from Dundee Wildcats

Miss Kane and I would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to all our students who competed at the Scottish Championships held on Sunday 29th September.

Those who competed were a great advert for Dundee Wildcats and we now have 3 new Scottish Champions at different levels and in diverse Taekwon Do disciplines.

Fifteen year old Reece Hershaw astounded his parents by winning all 3 Gold Medals in his Division. These are Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring, Gold Special Techniques. He then went on to enter the adult section and scored Bronze for Sparring.

Eleven year old Nicole Dowdles, ( my Grandaughter), won Gold for Sparring, Gold in the 5 student team event and Silver for Patterns.

Twenty One year old Blair Watson won Gold for Patterns in his Division.

Anna and Daniel Robertson and Campbell Stevenson all participated in the Peewee and Rainbow categories respectively and gained participation Medals for their sterling efforts.

Roll on the 8th GTF World Championships to be held in the DISC, Dundee, 7th to 10th July 2011.


Grading dates and times next week folks.

Wednesday 8th September, Menzieshill, 5.00pm....remember your soft gear please.

Thursday 9th September, BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee, session 4.30...bring a packed lunch.

Please check that your licence is in date and that your licence and expiry number are on your Grading Form.


Saturday, 7 August 2010

New look for!

Hi folks

You'll see looking a bit different, linking direct with the blog, and with a fresh layout including training, info and links.

If you have suggestions, or would like to help run the site, please drop us a line.

Dundee Wildcats