Jul 4th - Yousef Asghar - 11yrs old Jul 6th - Thomas Martin - 19yrs old Jul 9th - Alara Dinchle - 10yrs old Jul 15th - Sean Maguire - 17yrs old Jul 18th - Marco Tsangari - 11yrs old Jul 19th - Alaysia Shirley - 7yrs old Jul 20th - Garry Ince Jul 27th - Lashia Gordon - 9yrs old
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Jack and Mark who've joined our school in June. 👏😄
Juniors Moving to Year 7 This September
As of July, in order to prepare our younger members transitioning to the adult class, can all juniors who will be going into Year 7, attend the adult class at 7.30 pm instead of the Junior class on Tuesday evenings.
Black Belt Tag Testing on Monday 1st July.
Testing will start prompt at 7pm so make sure that you arrive with plenty of time to warm up. Schedule is here 🥋
Colour Belt Testing on Tuesday 16th July at Turkey St.
Children starting at 6.30pm and adults at 7.30 pm. Please allow extra time as traffic is often quite heavy around this time. Those students travelling from the Southgate area should allow 45 minutes. Note that students will not be allowed to test if the testing has started.
If you pass and are promoted to
- White belt senior, then don’t forget to purchase your dipped foam hand safety like these from Blitz.
- Yellow belt, then don't forget to purchase your dipped foam foot safety like these from Blitz.
Change in Venue for Thursdays during August
For students training on Thursdays at Southgate School there will be a change in venue due to Southgate School closing for August. The alternative venue is nearby in the 14th Southgate Scout Group Hall. This is located on Green Road which is only a few minutes from Southgate School. Please see further details on our Locations page.
A fantastic turn out for what was the hottest day of the year so far.🌞
Thank you to all of you that helped to make it a wonderful event. 👏😄🍔🌭🍗
There were a lot of happy and very soggy children and adults at the end of the water fight.😊
Training in Hot Weather
The weather is warming up and so we'd just like to remind students:
Please bring plenty of water.
Choi T-Shirts are permitted instead of tops when the temperature is forecasted to be over 23deg for students and 25deg for Instructors. T-Shirts must be tucked into the trouser and the belt must also be worn. Please still bring your top in case we need to practice close range techniques.
If you don't have a Choi T-shirt then please let us know when you next come to train.
Student award winners
Adults - Vidya, commended Sabrina 🏆😃 Junior - Jakub, commended Alara and Da’kye .🏆😃
Naz on completing her Masters. 👩🎓👏😊
Our House Musical
Mr Maguire, one of our Assistant Instructors, will be performing in Our House.
Our House is a musical written by Tim Firth and features hit tracks by Madness such as 'House of Fun', 'Baggy Trousers' and 'It Must be Love'. It first debuted in 2002 and won the Olivier for 'Best New Musical'.
The story centres around Joe Casey, who, on his sixteenth birthday, breaks into some flats to impress the girl of his dreams, Sarah. From here, Joe's life splits in two and we follow the life of Good Joe, who gives himself up to the police, and Bad Joe, who runs away.
Our House is being performed at the Spotlight Theatre in Broxbourne from the 26th to the 28th of September, featuring Sean/Mr Maguire as a Chemist and a Clown. Our House is only suitable for those who are 13 and over.
Pre-testing for Juniors will be carried out approximately 2 weeks prior to each testing. So for the July testing this will be carried out during the classes from Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th July. During this time Instructors will assess each student who is eligible to test to ensure they are technically competent to grade. This will take the form of a normal class but the Instructors will not be able to guide any student. If the child is competent to grade then their name will be added to the grading list. If they are not technically ready, then we will provide feedback to both the parent and child on what needs to be worked on to ensure they are ready for the next testing.
Check if you are on track with the number of classes - click here
Colour Belt Syllabus with videos (password ECKDStudent) - click here
Electronic NAKMAS Form
Over the coming months we intend to introduce an online form for completing the annual NAKMAS Insurance application. The online form will generate a PDF which each student will receive by email. This needs to be signed and returned to Mr Tailor or any of his team during a class or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have a printer then please let one of the instructors know.
Don’t forget to join our referral program! For every new student that joins through your recommendation you get a FREE grading! Please let me know if you want any leaflets. Pil Seung!
Quote for the Month
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."