Aug 2nd - Defne Demirhan - 11yrs old Aug 10th - Hasan Kinli Aug 11th - Aaliyah Miah - 7yrs old Aug 13th - Claire Hollingbery Aug 13th - Harry Pajak - 12yrs old Aug 14th - Nick Luck Aug 18th - Peter Petrou Aug 19th - Sofia Tailor - 12yrs old
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Tyrell who joined our school in July. 👏😄
Bring a Friend During August and September
We have a special offer during these two months where you can bring a friend, parent, family member, etc, to come and train with you for 4 weeks. The friend can attend any of the classes we run during each week and the 4 weeks do not need to be consecutive.
Please pick up a leaflet from an instructor when you're next in class.
If you miss your regular class during the summer break then you're welcome to make up the class at anyone of the other classes in the week.
Don't forget to upload a video clip of any Choi that you do where ever you are for your holiday on our Face Book page.
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.
Colour Belt Testing
Congratulations to all those who graded, we had a 100% pass rate . 👏😄
If you were 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.
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.
Ladies Only Self Defence Workshop
We will be running the next workshop in October where you can learn the basics of how to be more confident and to be able to protect yourself. This isn't restricted to members of the school.
Our 3hr workshops will introduce you to basic practical self-defence techniques.
Punching and Striking
Close Range Defences
Q & A
During the workshop you will practice strikes, kicks and footwork to help gain a better understanding
of personal self-defence. You will also learn about situational awareness and how to avoid potentially
No previous experience is required
All fitness levels welcome
Limited spaces available
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 September testing this will be carried out during the classes from Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th September. 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
"If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path."