Master Olpin with Chris Crudelli

Our chief instructor, Richard Olpin was honoured last weekend at the Black Belt International awards held at the Hilton Hotel in Bradford, UK.

Master Olpin was presented with an International award in recognition of his services to the development of the martial arts in the United Kindgom.

His award was presented by Chris Crudelli, the presenter of the “Mind, Body and Kick-Ass Moves” TV show.

We’re planning to have Mr Crudelli down to Dursley for a Seminar early next year so watch this space for more details!


Miss Dimery with Emma Elmes


Also at the same event Master Olpin and Miss Dimery had the chance to meet the lovely MissEmma Elmes, multiple world champion in creative forms and weapons.

Again, we’re hoping to have Emma visit us early next year for a seminar.

Top tip guys: start stretching now!