The Dursley School of Tae Kwon-Do was founded in 1995 by Richard Olpin. Since then, the school has gone from strength to strength. In 2002 the school was renamed to the “Ilyokwan Black Belt Academy”.

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We are honoured to be affiliated to Black Belt Schools International. With over 40,000 active members throughout the World (over 170 school in the UK alone) BBSI is a well respected International Governing Body. You can be assured of the the finest instruction available.

What you will learn at the Black Belt Academy

Master Olpin’s system is a blending of traditional and contemporary martial arts that offers you not only an effective self defence program, but means for a personal development, character development and self discipline.

With this formula for success you will be able to handle the constant pressures of everyday living more easily. Children learn to concentrate and focus their energy constructively which results in better school work and grades.

The Ilyokwan syllabus’ progressive style of martial arts training will provide you with a comprehensive course based on the Korean Martial Art of Taekwondo, the most popular Martial Art in the world today!
In addition to our core skills from Taekwondo, you will also learn effective street self defence techniques and skills to help you with the psychology of a confrontation. In advanced stages of training senior students may choose to learn how to use traditional martial arts weapons, both as an art form and in practical application.
Our children’s programmes cater to the very specific needs of a growing child, profiding a strong base of motivation, self-discipline, confidence and respect.
“It’s not about punching and kicking… …it’s about caring”