Saturday, 24 December 2011

Santas Coming to us All

A Very Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you from Mr. Cahill, Miss Kane and all the Instructors at the Scottish Taekwon Do Federation.
You're the very best Martial Art family anyone could wish for and I know Santa's gonna be good to us all 'cos we deserve it.
Your loyalty and committment to the Tenets of Taekwon Do are second to none and we would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2011. 
Lots of wonderful stuff happening in 2012 but that's not for now. Let's enjoy Christmas first.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Holiday Dates 2011-2012

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy 2012 Everyone. 

Here are the Festive Season Holiday Dates
Cody says Merry Christmas...woof woof.
Whitfield…last class Saturday 17th December. First class Saturday 7th January 2012.
Lochee…last class Tuesday 20th December. First class Tuesday 10th January 2012.
Douglas and Menzieshill…last class 21st December. First class Wednesday 11th January 2012.
Christmas PartyBB Hall, Bright Street, 22nd December, 6.00 until 7.30pm ish, lol.

Saturday, 3 December 2011


A wonderful time was had by all at our Zumbathon in Whitfield this afternoon. Thanks go to everyone who participated and those who supported us; Richard of URBAN PRINT, Perth Road, Dundee in particular for their donation of tickets and posters, but special thanks go to Rachel Stephens who gave us an amazing and very hot Zumba session. The music was great and the moves were awesome. Aint saying anything but Norma you can shake your booty. If you weren't there you really missed yourself. 

Friday, 25 November 2011

Latest News Folks.

1) ZUMBATHON...We're having a Fundraising ZUMBA extravaganza on Saturday 3rd December in the big hall Whitfield Parish Church, Haddington Crescent, Whitfield from 2.15 to 3.15pm. All monies collected will go into Club funds to take students to Competitions etc. Come along and enjoy yourself, should be a brilliant time. See Mr.C., Miss Kane or the High Grade Blackbelts for tickets, only £4.00 each. All students, family's and friends welcome. The class will be taken by Rachel Stephens a fully qualified Zumba Instructor. So again come along and enjoy yourself and get fit in the process.

2) .GRADINGS..The next GRADINGS will take place as following.

December 7th in Menzieshill Community Centre. Please be there by 4.45 for 5.00pm start.
December 8th in BB Hall, Lochee. Training session from 4.30 and Grading starts at 6.00pm.

December 8th in BB Hall, Lochee. Starts 6.00pm.

All students must be licenced to grade, please check your expiry date.
All green tag students and above should have safety gear for sparring which can only be purchased from your Instructor as per Insurance Company requirements.

FESTIVE FUN...OVER 18s CHRISTMAS NIGHT OUT...for students, family and friends.

Birkhill Inn Christmas Meal and Party Night with Wave 102 Disco 0n Saturday 10th December £27.50p. You'll have to hurry as the places are going fast. See Mrs. Hutcheson for tickets.

Kids Christmas Party. Thursday 22nd December in the BB Hall, Lochee 6.00 to only £5.00p from your Instructor.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sunday 13th Regional Training in Lochee

All Dundee Wildcat students (8years upwards) are invited to attend Squad Training to be held on 13th November from 2.00 until 4,00pm in the B.B. Hall, Bright Street, Lochee. Mr. Fisher, Fife TKD Group will be bringing his students so it will be a good opportunity to meet and make new friends in the ITS. See Mr. Cahill or Miss Kane to register. This is a free event.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

What's Happening.

Lord Provost John Letford has very kindly invited us to a Civic Reception to be held in the City Chambers, City Square, Dundee, on 8th of November from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Dress is informal, but tidy. Please get your letters back to me asap as we are only allocated 100 places so depending on the uptake we may have to limit the number attending from each family. All medal winners please bring your awards with you for a group photograph.

All Dundee Wildcat students (8years upwards) are invited to attend Squad Training to be held on 13th November. Mr. Fisher, Fife TKD Group will be bringing his students so it will be a good opportunity to meet and make new friends in the ITS. See Mr. Cahill or Miss Kane to register. This is a free event. Venue to be announced.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

September Gradings

Hello everyone, here are the Grading dates for the Menzieshill, Whitfield, Douglas and Lochee Clubs.
Wednesday 21st September, Menzieshill Community Centre, Orleans Place, Menzieshill, starts 5.00pm, please be early, about 4.45pm.
Thursday 22nd September, BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee. Training from 4.30pm, Grading starts at 6.00pm.
Please don't forget your soft gear folks.
You can Grade at any of the venues.
If you can't make one, you can come to the other.
All students above Yellow belt should have at least a Headguard and a Gumshield as you will be sparring.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Scottish Taekwon-Do Federation...Dundee Wildcats

Dear Student, Parent, Guardian,

I am writing to inform you that I have with immediate effect resigned from the Global Taekwon-Do Federation and I have formed my own Federation. We are now entitled the Scottish Taekwon-Do Federation and we are an Independent Taekwon-Do School.

This move will in no way affect your training and you may if you wish remain with the G.T.F. Scotland.

As of now the cost of Licences, Colour Belt and Blackbelt Gradings will be reduced markedly.

The Licence fee will be reduced from £35.00p to £25.00p for all students.

Grading fees will be as follows.
Rainbows reduced from £30.00p to £20.00p.
Moongrades reduced from £30.00p to £22.50p.
Juniors and Adults reduced from £30.00p to £25.00p.
Training fees will remain unchanged.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of this please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Yours sincerely
Gerry Cahill 4th Degree International Instructor

Monday, 8 August 2011

Classes re-commencing this week.

It's time to get back to normal and into training for our next Grading.
The Worlds were a fantastic success for's Canada next year.
The first Class this week will be in Douglas Parish Church Hall on Wednesday 10th at 5.30pm.
The second Class will be in Lochee, 6/8th BB Hall on Thursday 11th at 5.30 then adults at 6.30pm.
Normal Classes will resume when the schools go back.
All students can attend any of these Classes.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Holiday Dates for all Clubs.

Hi everyone.
Here are the holiday dates for all Clubs.

There will be no classes after the Lochee class on 21st July until Wednesday 10th of August in Douglas and Lochee 11th August.

Tuesday Lochee, Wednesday Menzieshill and Saturday Whitfield are cancelled and will recommence the week beginning 22nd August.

All students can train in either Douglas Wednesday or Lochee Thursday from 10th August.

All classes resume to normal times from Monday 22nd August.

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday. See you all soon.
Mr. C. and Miss Kane.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

8th GTF World Championships in Dundee

I am just so proud of you all and I don't have words to describe it.
You took on the cream of the Worlds Taekwon Do Martial Artists and acquited yourself with such good grace and dignity and not only that you let them know that Scotland and Dundee were not pushovers.
What a team effort it was. You all played your part in Scotlands success.
Dundee Wildcats produced 5 new World Champions and a host of medallists.
Of the 27 Dundee competitors 27 produced at least one medal apiece with many winning many more.
Below are 4 Scottish Blackbelt Team members who are World Champions.
Nicole Dowdles 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze.
Zoe Hutcheson 3 Gold.
Reece Hershaw 2 Gold, 1 Silver.
Jack Stephens 1 Gold, 1 Bronze.
Fraser Munnoch 2 Silver, 1 Bronze.
1) Scotland was ranked first overall in the World with the rest as follows, 2) Russia,
3) Puerto Rico, 4) Canada, 5) Northern Cyprus, 6) Malaysia, 7) South Africa, 8) Germany, 9) Argentina, 10) South Africa Kwa Zulu, 11) Spain, 12) USA, 13) Kazakhstan, 14) Greece, 15) Ireland, 16) Alaska.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Desperate Dan Taking a Pasting

Hi folks,
Here's the latest news regarding the Clubs and the 8th GTF World Championships being held in the DISC from the 7th to the 9th of JUly.

First off....the Lochee Club is on this Tuesday 5th then all Classes are closed until next Tuesday 12th.

Opening Ceremony...all Colour and Blackbelt students are invited to participate in the Opening Ceremony. Please be at the DISC with your belt on and wearing white dobok only at 11.30 as the Ceremony starts at 12.00 noon sharp. We will all march onto the floor with all the Countries and watch the Ceremony together. The Lord Provost, Commonwealth Minister, GTF President Mrs. Park and the World Masters will all be there. The 6/8th BB Pipe Band will open the Ceremony followed by a Highland Dancing Display. The World Masters will put on a display as will members of the Scottish Team.

Competition Dates...
7th July Blackbelt Individuals...Couples...Special Techniques.
8th July Blackbelt Teams...Power Breaking.
9th.July Colourbelt Festival...starts 09.00am prompt.

Friday, 17 June 2011


Hi all,
The postcode for your satnav for Tesco Dundee is...DD2 4SR.
The bagpack starts at 10.00 so can you please be there at 9.45.
Its the huge Tesco on South Road.
See you all there.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Latest News

Hi folks,

BAGPACK at TESCO, SOUTH ROAD, DUNDEE, this Saturday 18th June.

There will be a BAGPACK on Saturday 18th in TESCO, South Road, from 10am until 4pm.
Could as many students of all ages please come along and help.
All cash raised will be donated from Dundee Wildcats to the World Championship fund.
So far we have donated approximately £1500.00p.
That's some going kids, very very very well done.

TOURNAMENT and FUNDRAISING DAY, this Sunday 19th June.

There is a Tournament and Fund Raising Day on Sunday the 19th June at 1.00 pm in Burntisland... Please as many as possible attend.
£10 individuals and £6.00 for Teams, Spectators £2.00. There will be Blackbelt Sections if there is any interest.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Grading dates in June.

Hello everyone, here are the Grading dates for the Menzieshill and Lochee Clubs.
Wednesday 15th June, Menzieshill Community Centre, Orleans Place, Menzieshill, starts 5.00pm.
Thursday 16th June, BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee. Training from 4.30pm, Grading starts at 6.00pm.
Please don't forget your soft gear folks.
You can Grade at any of the venues.
If you can't make one, you can come to the other.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Team Training for the Worlds

Saturday 21st May 10-12.00, Glasgow.
Sunday 5th June 1-5.00pm, Fife.
Saturday 11th June 10-2.00pm, Fife.
Sunday 19th June 1-5.00pm, Fife.
Saturday 25th June 10-3.00pm, Fife.
Sunday 3rd July 1-6.00pm, Fife.

Please look out for changes to dates and times as there may be alterations.
If you can't make some of the dates please inform myself, Mr.C and Miss Cunningham, thanks.
So proud of you all, only 7 weeks to go, so one hard concerted effort from us all.
Remember the Wildcats motto...."Train Hard, Fight Easy".

It was a Huggy Bear costume

Saturday, 2 April 2011

First Aid Course and Regional Training.

All Instructors and First Aid Team Members should attend the GTF Scotland First Aid Course which is being held in Burntisland next Saturday the 9th of April. This Course is Certifiable for 3 years and will commence at 09.30am. This Course is open to all students regardless of rank. Anyone who wishes to may attend; the cost for this Course is £90.00p.

The next Regional Training will be held in the Boys Brigade Hall, Bright Street, Lochee on Sunday 10th April and will commence at 12.00noon and end at approx 2.00pm. Training is open to all students who wish to attend. I would however like all Dundee students who can to please support this event as students from throughout Scotland will be making the effort to attend. Cost is £6.00p.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Grant Applications

Would all students who have been chosen to represent Scotland as a National Athlete or Team Member please go to the link below and download the Grant Application forms and bring them to the Club asap.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Dundee Wildcats Grading Dates for March

Hello everyone, here are the Grading dates for the Menzieshill and Lochee Clubs.
Wednesday 16th March, Menzieshill Community Centre, Orleans Place, Menzieshill, starts 5.00pm.
Thursday 17th March, BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee. Training from 4.30pm, Grading starts at 6.00pm.
Please don't forget your soft gear folks.
You can Grade at any of the venues.
If you can't make one, you can come to the other.
Mr. C.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

New Blackbelts for Dundee Wildcats

It gives me great pleasure to publish this picture of some of our new Blackbelt Students.
They are all to be congratulated for their hard work, dedication and self sacrifice in achieving this richly deserved award.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Grading Results

Here's the latest news from your Dojang.
I am so happy and proud to announce that every one of our students who sat their Grading today has passed.
They all attended the excellent morning Seminar and after a short lunch break sat an extremely intense, physically and mentally challenging Blackbelt Grading.
Those who sat and passed their International Blackbelt Grading were:-
Gill Hutcheson, promoted to 2nd Degree.
Jack Stephens promoted to 1st Degree.
Nicole Dowdles, promoted to 1st Degree.
Those who sat and passed their National Blackbelt Grading were:-
Zoe Hutcheson promoted to 1.2 Degree.
Jonathan Cochrane promoted to 1.2 Degree.
Ryan Barrie promoted to 1.2 Degree.
Jim Prevost promoted to 1.1 Degree.
Fraser Munnoch promoted to 1.1 Degree.
Reece Hershaw 1.1 Degree.
Congratulations to you all. Miss Kane and all your colleagues at Dundee Wildcats and GTF Scotland are very proud of you. Fantastic achievement.

Monday, 14 February 2011

I'm Disappearing

Who said losing weight was easy, wisna's the latest news on my sponsored diet attempt.

I started on the 17th January and upto today I've lost exactly one stone, yes you read right, one stone...Yipeekiyay Kemosabe.

17th January...13stone 0lbs.

24th January...12stone 7lbs.

31st January....12stone 4lbs.

07th February..12stone 2lbs.

14th February..12stone 0lbs.

C'mon then don't be shy. You know you want to sponsor me in such a noble effort. I haven't had one sweet, chocolate, biscuit, cake, pudding, Jaffa cake etc. etc. etc.

All money collected is being donated to the GTF Scotland World Championship fund.

As you can see I'm Bearing up under the strain.....Mr.C.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Any Ideas?

If anyone has any news, views, ideas, questions, photographs etc. please e mail them to me at and I'll make sure they get printed on our blog. This is your website so feel free to use it, don't be shy.....Mr. Cahill

Will She or Wont She???????

Zoe Hutcheson, who has been chosen to represent Scotland in the teams, is doing a sponsored silence on Saturday 12th February in aid of gathering funds for the GTF World Championships.
Texting, e mailing, twittering, sign language, head nodding, smoke signals, Facebook, MSN and any form of communication is forbidden and my money is on Zoe to complete the 12 hours with flying colours.
Please give her all your encouragement and as much money as you can afford. Anyone trying to make her talk is getting millions of pressups. Except me of course.
I've been on a sponsored weight loss since the 17th January and I have upto now lost 12 1/2 lbs. No bad eh. I'm wearing away to a mountain. Have to run around in the shower to get wet and dodging cundies. Haha the old jokes are the best. All donations would be greatly appreciated.
Jim Prevost is raffling a Rangers jersey signed by Alex Ferguson or is it McLeish....ask Jim. He's also looking for volunteers to join in a sponsored bike run from Dundee to Arbroath. Don't be shy, lets go for it.

Monday, 7 February 2011

February Calendar of Events

1) Saturday 19th...Child Protection Course including how to teach children and students with special needs....all Instructors should attend.

2) Saturday 26th...Blackbelt Grading and Seminar, 09.00am 'till it finishes.

3) Sunday 27th...Squad Training, Burntisland, 13.00pm 'till 15.00pm. All grades welcome.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Regional Training

Regional training will be in Glasgow this weekend, for all Blackbelts, especially those who have been picked for the teams, all other Grades are very welcome to attend too.

The venue is...Whitecrook Rugby Club, Dean Street, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, G81 1RH.

We will be car sharing and leaving Dundee approx 08.30am as training commences at 10.30am.

Sorry for the close proximity of the last 3 training sessions. This was unavoidable and normal fortnightly training will resume after this weekend, however training sessions will be stepped up as we get nearer to the World Championships.

I need to know if you are going asap, thanks.

Mr. Cahill

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Baby Alexis Makes a Dramatic Entrance

All our best wishes and congratulations go to Jimmy, Gillian, Reece and Jamie Hershaw.

This lovely family have just had a new arrival and isn't she beautiful.

Alexis made a dramatic entry into the World by deciding to be born in the back of the family car on the Liff Road. Which, if you know your geography makes her a citizen of Lochee and the World. She was delivered by her Dad under the supervision of her Mum.

Both Mum and Alexis are doing very well but Dad's in a bit of a state.
Jimmy, you're our hero.

As you can see wee Alexis has her hands in the sparring position, making her the youngest and newest member of Dundee Wildcats...hahaha...put 'em up kid.

Regional Training

Great turnout at todays Regional Training, Sat 29th.
Proud of you all, and congratulations to the students picked for the teams.
Keep it up and we'll do well at the World Championships.
Mr. Cahill

Monday, 24 January 2011

Sponsored Slim

Here goes folks.

I'm doing a sponsored slim to raise money for the World Championships and I need you all to sponsor me........... Pleeeeeeeez.

Doesn't matter how much or how little you give. It's all going to support us.

The forms on the desk at each Club.

I actually started last Monday 17th January and I weighed, wait for it, 13st 0lbs exactly.

I weighed myself today 24th January and I am 12st 7lbs, honest, no kidding.

By the way it's MrC and I'm on the Elephant, I'm no the Elephant.

Regional Training

Regional Training will be held in the Whitfield Club on Saturday 29th January immediately after the normal class, starts 12.00 ends 2.00pm.

All students of all grades are invited to train but I do expect all Blackbelts to attend as many Blackbelts will be travelling from Glasgow and Fife. Lets have a good show please.

Whitfield Parish Church
Haddington Crescent

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Calendar of Events for January

As you all know the 8th GTF World Championships are happening from 5th to 12th July this year in the DISC,Dundee, and as such we have to get started now and get ready for the challenge. There will be events for Blackbelt and Coloured Belt individuals and teams. You will all be competing against extremely proficient martial artists from all over the World. So lets get really motivated now and not leave it until nearer the time. Lets go with the Dundee Wildcats Motto...."TRAIN HARD, FIGHT EASY".

The first Squad Training for 2011 will be at Burntisland on 23rd January from 1.oopm to 3.30pm followed by a World Championship meeting with all the Committee members. At the squad all over 18's and all the parents of the under 18 students who wish to be in the teams must attend to sign forms and be made aware of the criteria and rules of competing in teams.

Calendar of Events January 2011
Sunday 23rd Squad Training Burntisland 1.00 to 3.30pm...all grades welcome.
Sunday 23rd World Championship Committee Meeting and update....all Committee members please attend.
Saturday 29th Regional Training in Dundee 12.00 to 2.00pm....all grades welcome.
Whitfield Parish Church Hall, Haddington Crescent, Dundee, DD4 0NA.
.Sunday 30th Competition, Burntisland 1.00 to 5.00pm

Sunday, 9 January 2011

8th GTF World Championships

Hi Folks,

The GTF 8th World Championship site is up and running. It's not completed yet but the updated site information is being posted at the present moment.

The web address is
Sign in and have a look and if there's anything you'd like to contribute let me know.

You can subscribe on the home page and all the news and the updates will be sent straight to your inbox. You can also subscribe to your own website at

The picture is of one of the sites we visited in Malaysia at the 7th World Championships in 2009.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Class Cancellation

Sorry for the late notice folks but Menzieshill Class has had to be cancelled but just for tonight.
Classes will resume as normal on Wednesday 12th.
Once again please accept my apologies.
Lochee is on tomorrow night so feel free to train there.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Happy New Year 2011

A very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2011 to each and every one of us.

Make every day count.

Mr.C and Miss Kane.

ps....classes re -commence on Tuesday 4th January in Lochee and all other classes are as normal.
pps. this rather large chap and I fought it out in Germany...he's French Canadian and a very nice guy but he can sure