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Fortitude Martial Arts Academy

Master David Hodson VII has been teaching Taekwon-Do since 1995, starting his first classes in the Oxted area. Fortitude Martial Arts Academy was then established and founded by Master Hodson and his wife Simone Hodson V in 2000 where we were teaching in 3 locations Oxted, Sevenoaks and Haywards Heath; Since then we have very proudly grown Fortitude, which now covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex with a total of 21 locations, mainly centred in the areas listed below. We also operate a satellite location in Oldham, Lancashire.

Our school philosophy is based on empowering the individual to discover their inner spirit and to develop the skills and attitude to make it to black belt and beyond.

🔴 Adults are able to get in the best shape of their lives whilst learning practical self-defence.
🔴 Teenagers channel energy, relieve stress and build self-esteem.
🔴 Children from the age of 3yrs develop confidence and valuable life skills.

More and more families are choosing us as the best activity to enjoy and to stay fit and healthy for today, for tomorrow, for life!

We host Competitions twice per year, have two Summers Camps in Tonbridge and East Grinstead and we provide monthly gradings at five locations (Westerham, East Grinstead, Hildenborough, Haywards Heath and Edenbridge). Invitation to gradings are based on our unique tip testing programme for the children, stretching out the gradings appropriately. The Adults also have a timeframe to follow to set themselves individual goals. We provide a Student Handbook outlining the Ninja Programme and ITF grading syllabus adapted for Fortitude Academy.

Our instructors are Fully Qualified, Insured, hold First Aid Certificates and have had the latest DBS check.

Disciplined - Dynamic - Diverse.

Fortitude Martial Arts Academy -  Master David Hodson  - Sevenoaks, Oxted, Haywards Heath & East Grinstead

Master David Hodson VII Degree

Fortitude Martial Arts Academy -  Mrs Simone Hodson  - Sevenoaks, Oxted, Haywards Heath & East Grinstead

Mrs Simone Hodson V Degree

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