Seasons Greetings!

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 day.

20th Anniversary. Two decades of Black Belt Excellence

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A great little article in the Gazette this week about Master Olpin celebrating the Academy’s 20th Anniversary here in Cam.

It’s a little late as the actual anniversary was back in September, but the paper only just picked up on it recently..

In the photo with Master Olpin you’ll see our two leadership team assistants, Robbie Hirst and Shirley Williamson who are undoubtably the two most loyal students we’ve ever had, along with Shona Thornhill who was Master Olpin’s first black belt graduate back in 2000..

Here’s to the next 20 years eh!

Christmas is coming…

Gloucestershire Gazette 08/10/15

Newspaper article in the Gloucestershire Gazette 08/10/2015

A piece in the Gazette this week about the free self defence course we’re running from next week.

 

FREE Personal Safety / Self Defence Course

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"Victim tells of vicious attack" - Gloucestershire Gazette, Thursday 16th September 2014

“Victim tells of vicious attack” – Gloucestershire Gazette, Thursday 16th September 2014

We’ve had a number of calls from local residents looking for self-defence classes after reading about recent reports of violent attacks in both Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge. 

Whilst these things are thankfully very rare, we’d still like to do our bit for the local community and so we’re making our next adults personal safety course available FREE of charge.

The course will run on Mondays from 6th October

Mondays, 6:45-7:30pm for six weeks
Cam Everlands School, Birch Road, Cam

All teens/adults welcome. No previous experience required.
Intro level martial arts, kickboxing drills, bags & pads and some basic self defence.

Please spread the word and invite your friends!

To register for a free place please add your details via the mailing list form on the front page of our website, or give us a call any time.

Any questions, please feel free to send us a message, or call Master Olpin on 07973 368304.

If you’re on Facebook you’ll find an event on our Academy page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/322339711279873/

Team Ilyokwan Smashed it at Tough Mudder!

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Last Saturday 11 of us took part in the gruelling Tough Mudder event at the Bathurst estate in Cirencester.

Team Ilyokwan at the Finish Line

Team Ilyokwan at the Finish Line of Tough Mudder South West 2014

 

“Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit. Tough Mudder is Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet. Probably”

https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/what-is-tough-mudder

Want to join us for a future event?  Keep an eye on our Tough Mudder page for more info

Instructor of the Year / New Junior Black Belts

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Here’s a little article in the Gloucestershire Gazette today about our three latest junior black belt promotions, plus Master Olpin’s promotion to 6th Dan and his “Instructor of the Year” award from last xmas (old news!).

Black Belt Promotions and a National Award for Richard Olpin