Welcome to New Wave Martial Arts

Here at New Wave Martial Arts we hope you find what you desire in martial art. With our high quality instruction we hope to help you achieve your goals. Our classes run over the Plymouth and Cornwall area. Our classes are for age four and upwards and we always encourage families to train together.

People train in martial arts for all sorts of reasons, such as, to learn self defence, become fitter, build confidence, to make new friends, to compete or just to have fun. Here at New Wave Martial Arts we have that to offer and much more, so have a look around our website and come along to class for your first two lessons which are absolutely free.

New Wave Martial Arts - Disciplines

What is Taekwon-Do?

Taekwon-Do is a traditional martial art from Korea which uses principles of modern science for self defence. When translated "Tae" means to jump, kick or smash with the foot, "kwon" means to punch or destroy with the hand or fist and "Do" means art, way or method. Therefore Taekwon-Do means foot-hand-way.

Benefits of Taekwon-Do:

  • Build confidence
  • Learn Self Defence
  • Improve Fitness
  • Make New Friends
  • Opportunities to Compete
  • Personal Development

So if your looking for any of these benefits then come along and have your first two lessons free at New Wave Martial Arts.

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What is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.

In the world of kickboxing there is no single international governing body. There are lots of different organisations with their own set of rules for competing such as some allowing the use of elbows and clinching.

At New Wave Martial Arts, we practice all techniques used in kickboxing such as elbows, knees clinching, low kicks and so on. However, when we spar we use only techniques allowed in P.U.M.A competitions.

P.U.M.A competitions are all semi contact where the objective is to score points, not to knock the opponent out. When sparring in our classes you should never be hit hard enough to damage you severely but little bumps and bruises sometimes cannot be helped.

So if your looking to learn some self defence, improve your fitness, compete, make new friends and become an overall better person then come along and have your first two lessons free at New Wave Martial Arts.

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What is Little Pumas?

The Little Puma program is for 4-7 year olds which teaches children basic martial arts and life skills whilst having fun. When training at New Wave Martial Arts your child will learn to be more respectful, disciplined, courteous and confident.

The LittlePuma program consist of themes to help improve the child's life skills and motor skills. These themes are:

  • Co-ordination
  • Discipline
  • Focus/Concentration
  • Balance
  • Stranger Awareness
  • Teamwork/Leadership
  • Fitness
  • Memory
  • Emergency Skills

At Little Pumas, we intend to help the parent and child’s bond grow. We do this by getting the parents involved by working with the Little Pumas. We have the parents holding pads for them and playing games. This will certainly strengthen the relationship and will encourage the Little Puma to listen and respect you more, and other people.

So if you are interested in enrolling your child into Little Pumas, then please feel free come along and let them have their first two lessons which are free of charge.

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New Wave Martial Arts - Staff profiles/Meet the instructors

All of the instructors at New Wave Martial Arts are fully qualified instructors who are first aid trained, insured and attend regular child safeguarding courses, as well as CRB checks.

Mr Mark Bishop V degree Taekwon-Do. 4th Degree Kick boxing.

I started training in 1997. I took my sons to a class when they were 6 and 4 years old. At their 3rd lesson the instructor asked me if I would like to join in, and the rest is history. I am also, a qualified referee for P.U.M.A and my instructor is Master Gayle VIII degree. Click an image to load the full gallery!

Miss Angela Bradley IV degree

I have been training since the year 2000. My instructor is Mr Bishop. I help teach at New Wave Martial Arts and also run my own schools in Plymouth and Callington. I am also part of the child safeguarding team for P.U.M.A. Click an image to load the full gallery!

Mr Joshua Bishop II degree Taekwon-Do. 1st Degree Kick boxing

I have been training in Taekwon-Do since 1997 when I was four years old and have been training ever since and began training in Kickboxing later on in life. I am continuously training and competing to improve my own ability and knowledge of martial arts. Click an image to load the full gallery!

New Wave Martial Arts - Camps & Events

Bishop’s Boot Camp

We run an adult only fitness boot camp every Spring and Autumn which is open to everyone, not just students currently training with New Wave Martial Arts. The camp has no restriction on your fitness level or experience.

The boot camp runs over a weekend where you will be put through great fitness sessions, as well as adventurous team challenges competing for the boot camp trophy.

Accommodation, amenities, car parking and meals all provided on site. So if your interested in coming to our next boot camp then call or email us for more information.

Family Camp

Every Summer we hold a family camp for a weekend of training and lots of fun. This camp is open to all students training at New Wave Martial Arts and we encourage the rest of the family to come along.

Family members who do not already train with us are able to join in the training and other activities that are put on for the students.

Amenities are on camp and there is a choice for Mothers and young children to stay in accommodation, however spaces are limited. We encourage you to camp out on site and there is room for parking. A barbecue is provided on the Saturday night but you will have to provide for yourself for the rest of the time.

Christmas Parties

Every Christmas we hold Christmas parties for all the New Wave Martial Arts family to come to.

For the youngest of children, we have a swimming party down Lux Park Leisure Centre, where the children get to have a swim in the pool, then come up for their Christmas party food and then receive a selection box.

For the older children, we go bowling for a couple of games. Whilst at bowling, the children have a hot dinner and plenty of juice and are given a selection box.

For the adults, we sometimes have a party with live music or we go for a meal somewhere followed by drinks, if thats what you like to do but sorry adults, you don’t get a selection box.

Easter Egg Hunt

Every Easter we hold a easter egg hunt for the children, free of charge. After the easter egg hunt we tend to go for a walk and have a little picnic. The whole family is welcome.

Charity events

Every year we tend to partake in certain charity events. One we do every year is “Children in need” we will either do a “Sparathon” which is two hours of sparring or a “Padathon” which is two hours of striking pads for charity. We also have face paints and sell cakes and other things to raise money for great charities.

P.U.M.A events

Every year P.U.M.A also puts on competitions, seminars, camps, courses and other great days for all members of P.U.M.A. When you are licensed you are able to attend these great events and can apply for them through us or through the P.U.M.A website.

New Wave Martial Arts - Competitions

To follow.

New Wave Martial Arts - FAQ's

What do I need for my first lesson?

Just come along a little earlier to fill out a form (parent fills our form if child is under 18) wear lose clothing like jogging bottoms or shorts and a t-shirt. We do train bare foot, but if you have problems then you can wear light weight trainers and bring a drink.

Does the parent have to stay?

We always encourage to stay and watch or even better, get involved and train too. However, only the Little Puma (4-7 year olds) parents have to stay. Juniors and above can drop them off and then come back to pick them up

Do I need all my equipment straight away?

Not at all, we always encourage you to get your equipment as soon as possible as it allows you to spar and do other forms of training, but all you need to do after your first two free lesson is to pay for the licence which lasts for the year

Do I have to fight/spar?

Yes, you do have to spar but you do not have to fight competitively. Also, our sparring is called semi-contact, which means its only touch contact and more of a game than a fight. When you spar you will never be hit hard but you may sometimes get a little bump or bruise as accidents can't always be prevented. Lastly, if you do want a little more contact and so does your partner then you can go a bit harder but only when agreed and so its safe.

Do I have to book to come to class?

You do not have to book, you can just turn up. However, we’d prefer it if you call or email just in case class is canceled for some reason or if there is an emergency.

New Wave Martial Arts - Venues & Timetables


Liskeard School and Community College, Luxstowe, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3EA

Lux Park Leisure Centre, Coldstyle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3HZ

Torpoint and Rame Community Sports Centre, Antony Rd, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2NH

Morgans Gym, Christian Mill Business Park, Tamerton Foliot Rd, Plymouth, Devon PL6 5DS

Wood View Learning Community, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon PL5 4AA

Tor Bridge Sports Centre, Miller Way, Estover, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8UN



Devonport High School for Girls
Little Pumas:- 5:30pm-6:10pm
Junior/Adults Mixed TKD:- 6:20pm-7:30pm

Torpoint and Rame Community Sports Centre
Little Pumas:- 5:00pm-5:40pm
Junior/Adults Mixed TKD:- 5:45pm-6:45pm
Juniors/Adults Mixed Kickboxing:- 6:45pm-7:45pm


Liskeard School and Community College
Junior TKD:- 5:00pm-6:00pm
Adults TKD:- 6:00pm-7:00pm
Adults Kickboxing:- 7:00pm-8:00pm


Wood View Learning Community Centre Plymouth
Junior/Adults Mixed TKD:- 6:00pm-7:00pm
Adults Kickboxing:- 7:00pm-8:00pm

Callington Community College
Junior/Adults Mixed TKD:- 6:00pm-7:00pm

Torpoint and Rame Community Sports Centre
Junior/Adults Mixed TKD:- 5:30pm-6:30pm
Adults Kickboxing:- 6:30pm-7:30pm


Devonport High School for Girls
Junior/Adult Mixed TKD:- 6:30pm-7-30pm


Callington Community College
Little Pumas:- 5:15pm-5:55pm
Junior/Adult Mixed TKD:- 6:00pm-7-00pm

Tor Bridge Sports Centre Plymouth
Little Pumas:- 5:00pm-5:40pm

Wood View Learning Community Centre Plymouth
Junior/Adults Mixed TKD:- 6:00pm-7:00pm
Junior/Adults Mixed Kickboxing:- 7:00pm-8:00pm


Morgans Gym
Little Pumas:- 10:00am-10:40am

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