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Safeguarding Code Awarded to Fortitude Academy

Monday 30th September 2019

We are proud to announce that Fortitude Academy, is leading the charge in sports safeguarding, having successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts "mark". Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates Fortitude Academy's commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises Fortitude Academy as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can clearly identify a martial arts provider that have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards and can make informed decisions when selecting a club for their child. Sue Harrison, Stakeholder Marketing at the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts said: "We are delighted to…

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Spring Competition 2019

Monday 21st January 2019

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March Sackville School East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 3TY Why compete? The initial answer is simple; it's a test of your ability in that it highlights if your training endeavours are working or if you may need to push harder. But? What about (inter club) in-house competitions? There needs to be a slightly different approach to these. Not all competitors will have been training for the accolade of a gold medal, some students recognise the opportunity as a safe way to challenge themselves. They may well be competing against students with whom they train weekly; it's also a great opportunity to meet new students. The competitive element is definitely there, but this, I would suggest in in-house competitions, is just an…

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Summer Camp 2018

Tuesday 29th May 2018

SUMMER CAMP IS COMING! Option 1 - Tonbridge week commencing 30th July Option 2 - East Grinstead week commencing 6th August You can book all 5 days, but hurry 20% discounts ends 30th June (only available when booking & paying 5 days) Discount Codes: CampTON and CampEG Or alternatively you can choose individual days at £30 per day. Discounts available for family members... 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…

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Senior Master Sahota

Tuesday 27th March 2018
Seminar with the IUTF Technical Director

Seminar with Senior Master Sahota - 7th April 2018 - 2pm till 6pm - Kings Leisure Centre, East Grinstead Senior Master Sahota Started training in Taekwon-do in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in the summer of 1973, whilst waiting for his CSE Secondary School exam results. At that time the UKTA School was run by Mr Bill McCracken and Mr Bob Howe. When he received his CSE results as the Star Pupil of Park Boys Secondary School, he decided to take on further education in the field of Electronics as an Engineer. At this time, Senior Master Sahota was unaware that his career and life was to be dedicated to Taekwon-do. However, Senior Master Sahota clearly was committed to the art of Taekwon-Do receiving…

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Winter Competition 2017

Thursday 19th October 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 18th September 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 19th June 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 24th April 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 16th March 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 7th February 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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