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Summer Break

The Academy has a summer break for two weeks from 14th – 28th August and no classes will run during these two weeks. We’re still able to check phone messages and respond to emails during this time but please allow a little extra time for a response as we won’t be in the office every […]

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Graduation – September 2016

Another successful graduation event last night! With the exception of a couple of students who were ill we had an excellent attendance which all helps to make these events all the more special.   So back to it next week with some new syllabus to take us up to christmas. A few of the newly […]

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Back to School Blues?

On Tuesday night I had a chance to catch up with a few of the parents after their holidays etc. and as is quite typical this time of year I heard a few tales of the dreaded ‘back to school blues’ Parents often dread those first few days back to school, and teachers are faced […]


KEWAP Instructor Award for Mr Powell

Master Olpin and Mr Powell travelled up to Bletchley today for the Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme (KEWAP) instructor course where Mr Powell was awarded his level one KEWAP instructor award. KEWAP is a specialist program which aims to teach awareness of the dangers of dealing with knives and other weapons in a self protection environment. […]

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Confidence is King!

Martial Arts is about so much more than punching & kicking. It’s the most effective path to all-round personal development.   I’m sure if you asked any parent who’d enrolled their children in a martial arts class what they were hoping to gain from their membership it’s pretty unlikely they’d say they wanted them to […]

Oh no! My child wants to quit, what should I do?

The Importance of Martial Arts as a Life Skill So what do you do the day your child tells you that they want to quit their training at the dojo? Do you allow them to quit? Do you force them to continue? What do you base your decision on? Their feelings? The values you want to instill […]


2015 – A Year of Success

Well, we’ve had a fantastic year at the Academy, and I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone for their support over the past 12 months. 2015 was a big year for Ilyokwan as we celebrated our 20th anniversary in September and had some notable successes through the year too: In May our Chief Instructor Master Olpin was […]