Club News 

Monday evening class at Kettering Science Academy will now be at  the Plaza in Thrapston 7-8pm after the childrens class which is on from 6-7pm.                                                    Tuesday evening class will have an addition of 6-7pm for primary school age children.


Martial Arts Kids Holiday club is running in School holidays starting Tuesday 29th October Half term 2019
See details in the Holiday Club icon on the home page


 New larger venues for Corby

Wednesday  6-7pm Juniors 7-8pm at Maplefields Academy,Tower Hill Road, Corby, NN18 0TH                                                      

Also new: Tuesday or Thursday morning 10-11am at the Pavilion in Kettering (please phone for verification of which day is running that week)                                                                    


All Times slots which are at the Martial Arts Club, Kettering:

Tuesday evening  6-7pm Juniors  7-8pm - Teenagers and adults

Thursday evening:

Younger Juniors & beginners (key stage 1 & 2)                    5.30pm to 6.30pm

Adult beginners and High grades (key stage 3 plus adults   6.30pm to 7.30pm

 Black belts stay on until                                                         7.30 - 8pm

 Tuesday and Thursdays: 

 A morning club for shift workers, parents etc.                     10 - 11am                                           

runs alongside the holiday club on a tuesday or a Thursday. Please phone for details



Kids Holiday Club now available for this October half term 2019. Click on to the Holiday club page tab for details


             Club Grading

The next club grading is on Monday 11th November 2019 at Kettering Science Academy, Deeble Road, NN15 7AA .

Pre grading session.(included in the price) Start time 6-7pm

  • Please make payment before the grading where possible please as this keeps the queue for registering attendance on the night to a minimum. 

Grading starts slightly earlier 7.00pm prompt!

 White TAGB Doboks only to be worn!

A few questions about terminology will be asked at the grading:

  • Questions from the list of words on the sheet. please print off from the downloadable sheet in the grading & terminology section of the website and make yourself familiar with them.
  • Questions asked will be from your belt level and also anything from your previous belts as your knowledge and confidence increases.  
  • I have the terminology book available to buy or you can download from the website.
  • Also the TAGB has a Korean quiz page which is really usefull.

Next Competition:British Championships 24th November

University of Worcester, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN.

£15 per event £10 Spectators  Doors open at 9am

Entries in by 5th November.


Black Belt grading October 2019   19th and 20th October

Held at the Bristol Academy. 

Any black tags grading in April -you must attend a minimum of three of these area training sessions at the Portway venue in Oldbury as this is our area.(you can also attend other areas, see me before as i have to contact them first) They are free. Anyone else attending the fee is £6 per session. White TAGB dobok only to be worn, bring sparring kit and licence (see Phil) to be signed at the area session to be eligible to grade.

As always tagb sparring kit & TAGB white Dobok to be worn to all official events, if in doubt wear the dobok.




1st Dan 9.30am start

2nd Dan 12.15 start

3/4th Dan 1.30 start 

Saturday  1st Kups

Central England North/N.Ireland 9.30 am Start

Central England South/Scotland 11.30 am Start

South Midlands/South East 1.30pm Start

North of England/North Midlands 3pm Start

Pre Black belt and area training dates September 2019 

All red belts and red belt black stripes who are not grading must attend a session and get their card stamped to be eligible for their black belt grading. 

Anyone taking their black belt grading  must attend at least three area sessions at the Portway, oldbury venue details below. 

Wreake Valley community college.

Parkstone rd , Syston,Leicester, LE7 1LY

First Session -       Saturday  21st September 2019

Red & Black stripe belts 11 - 12 am      All Dan belts 12 - 1pm 

Second Session -  Saturday 28th September 2019

Red & Black stripe belts 11 - 12 am      All Dan belts 12 - 1pm


Third Session -      Saturday 12th October 2019 

Red & Black stripe belts 11 - 12 am      All Dan belts 12 - 1pm

The Portway leisure centre

(This is our clubs official area, If you are planning on taking your black belt grading, you must attend these three sessions in September or the three in March for the April grading and get your licence signed and your details recorded when you go . See me for details.

Newbury lane, Oldbury, B69 1HE

First Session -Sunday 8th September 2019

1st Session -     1st and 2nd Kups 9.30am

                         All Black belts 10.45am

Second Session - Sunday 15th September 2019

Red & Black stripe belts   9.45am     All Dan belts 12.45 

Third Session -  Sunday 29th September 2019

Red & Black stripe belts   9.30am      All Dan belts 10.45am

    (including any star gradings at 12am)

Stratford upon Avon School

Sports hall, Alcester rd, CV37 9DH

Black/Red belts not grading who wish to get their books stamped can do so at the first and  third session only

Black Belt Pattern Course Sunday 15th September 2019

First Dans                            10am - 12pm      Second Dans and above    12pm - 2pm

First Session -      Sunday 29th September 2019

Red & Black stripe belts      10am-11am           All Dan belts                     11am - 12pm

Second Session - Only open for students sitting the October grading 
Saturday  5th October 2019 - 

All grades                            2pm - 4pm   (pre grading inc.any junior star grades                          

Third Session -     Sunday 13th October 2019

Red & Black stripe belts      10 - 11 am            All Dan belts                     11am- 12 pm

Only TAGB sparring equipment TAGB Doboks and white TAGB Doboks to be worn at these sessions

A fee on the day is paid when you sign in to the class and present your licence book for signing, last year it was £6.  If you are grading in April you do not pay for these sessions.                Please be early to sign in and ready to start on time.                                                                      Do not be late for these sessions or they may refuse entry 

Details for all competitions and training is in "when & where" menu on this website, and go into calendar link for details.  See me for application form.

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