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Winter Competition 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Winter Competition 2017 Sackville School, Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3TY Sunday 5th November REGISTRATION Sunday • 8.30 am for White to Green Stripe Belt Junior Students (5-12 years) • 11.00 am for Green to Black Belt Junior Students (5-12 years) • 2.00 pm for all Belts (13-17 years and Adults ONLY) ALL JUNIOR STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FORTITUDE MEDAL FOR PARTICIPATIONThere is a consolation round for sparring only, so where possible all students will have at least 2 goes at sparring. Sparring consolation winners will receive a medal.There will be Gold medals for 1st place, Silver for 2nd and Bronze for 3rd place with exception to Flying Kicks where a Gold medal is available to win only.For Adults and 13-17 years Power Breaking will be…

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Black Belt Pre-Grading 17th September 2017

Monday, September 18th, 2017

After a busy summer the September Pre-Grading was here before we knew it! We thought that the March Pre-Grading was our biggest, but we were so impressed to see almost 80 Fortitude Students coming to train and pregrade. We had over 50 students pre-grading for Black Belt and above on Sunday 17th September. Students were rigorously put through their paces, going over each pattern from Chon-Ji through to Choong Moo, nine patterns in total and Black Belts practiced up to nine further patterns dependant on their Dan... We brought with us our three new breaker board holders and every student was coached to understand the importance of power in Taekwon-Do and how to apply the 'Theory of Power' referred to…

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Summer Camp 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Again this year we are proudly able to host two Summer Camps: Option 1 - Tonbridge week commencing 31st July Option 2 - East Grinstead week commencing 7th August You can book all 5 days, but hurry 20% discounts ends 30th June (only available when booking & paying 5 days) Or alternatively you can choose individual days at £30 per day. The activity timetable is: What's included in the 5 days: Each day starts with the Taekwon-Do Oath and syllabus based Fundamentals, Patterns, Kicking Combinations and Padwork Monday: Team Building Day Tuesday: Bouncy Castles and Water Pistol Battle Wednesday: Sparring, Sword Sparring, Weapons, Board Breaking and Bouncy Castles Thursday: Bouncy Castles and Water Pistol Battle Friday: 11 am Grading…

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Summer Competition 2017 - Sunday 7th May 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Summer Competition 2017 Sackville School, Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3TY REGISTRATION Sunday • 8.30 am for White to Green Stripe Belt Junior Students (5-12 years) • 11.00 am for Green to Black Belt Junior Students (5-12 years) • 2.00 pm for all Belts (13-17 years and Adults ONLY) ALL JUNIOR STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FORTITUDE MEDAL FOR PARTICIPATION • There is a consolation round for sparring only, so where possible all students will have at least 2 goes at sparring. Sparring consolation winners will receive a medal. • There will be Gold medals for 1st place, Silver for 2nd and Bronze for 3rd place with exception to Flying Kicks where a Gold medal is available to win only. Forms are with your Instructor (Entry Deadline is 5th May) or Register NOW

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Black Belt Pre-Grading 11th March 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Pre-Grade Seminar March 2017 Fortitude Students came together on Saturday 11th March to pre-grade for Black Belt and above. Students were rigorously put through their paces, going over each pattern from Chon-Ji through to Choong Moo, nine patterns in total and Black Belts practiced up to nine further patterns dependant on their Dan... Mr Miles who is grading to 4th degree said he covered all nine of his Black Belt patterns at least 4 times each and then performed his 3rd degree patterns Sam Il, Yoo Sin and Choi Yong in front of Master Hodson VII. Students were carefully corrected and coached by Master Hodson, Mr Simmonds, Mrs Hodson, Miss Andrews and Mrs Hansen to enable them to improve before they…

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FEBRUARY is FAMILY MONTH

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

What's New for FEBRUARY! We have decided at Fortitude that FEBRUARY is FAMILY MONTH! We are starting a campaign with all our Instructors to take pictures in class of all their students who train as a family to help encourage more families to do the same. We have calculated that we have over 85 families who train weekly at Fortitude Academy sharing in the benefits of training together toward a common goal 'Black Belt'. Master Hodson and myself saw the benefits early on in our teaching careers when our first family joined in 2000. This impressed upon us the ultimate in Taekwon-Do training and started our journey to fulfil this for many more families including our own. When parents join their…

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Master Hodson Seminar - 'Get your training back on track!'

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Saturday 21st January was the date of our first seminar of the year. The venue was the assembly hall at Sackville School East Grinstead, forty two students attended from several Fortitude schools, with a mix of grade and age from white belt to 2nd degree. Master Hodson VII took the seminar and was assisted by Mrs Hodson IV. This seminar was similar to our previous ones at this time of the year and is aptly regarded as the "Get your training back on track". Its a great one to attend if like most you enjoyed the festive end of year period, and would like to hit the ground running for the start of 2017. The 3 hrs where split between…

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NEW SCHOOL PURLEY

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that we have another new school which has started (April 2016) in Purley Croydon Surrey Mr Chris Barrett 2nd degree is the instructor for the Fortitude Taekwon Do classes in Purley. Offering the very best in martial arts, taekwon do fitness and self defence training for adults and children from the age of 3yrs. bb cert barrett Classes are at The Purley Youth Centre, 906a Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LN Fridays: Dragons (6-8yrs) 5.15pm - 6pm, Juniors (9-12yrs) 6pm - 7pm, Adults/Teens 7pm to 8pm Saturdays: Ninjas (3-5yrs) 9.30am - 10am, Dragons/Juniors (6-12yrs) 10am - 10.45am, Family (6yrs+) 10.45am - 11.45am To book your 30 day FREE trial please call 08701 662 568

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