January 23rd, Coloured Belt Grading, Bristol Academy, 6:30pm
March 29th, Black Belt Pre-Grading, Bristol Academy, 1st Kups 10.00am, Junior Stars 12.00pm, All Black Belts 1.00pm CANCELLED
April 4th, Black Belt Pre-Grading Training (mandatory for those grading), Hutton Moor L.C. W-S-M, All Black Belts 10.00am, 1st Kups 11.45am CANCELLED
April 19th, Black Belt Pre-Grading Training (mandatory for those grading), Hutton Moor L.C. W-S-M, All Black Belts 10.00am, 1st Kups 11.45am CANCELLED
April 20-21st, Black Belt Pre-Grading Course, Bristol Academy, all grades together 10am – 3pm each day. CANCELLED
April 24-26th, Black Belt Grading, Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel, Hellidon, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6GG – times to be notified. CANCELLED
October 22nd, Coloured Belt Grading, Bristol Academy, 6:30pm
November 22nd, Black Belt Grading, Bristol Academy,
Notes on Coloured Belt Gradings
Before each coloured belt grading there will be three pre-gradings held during normal classes (this is a mock exam which if passed will enable you to be entered for the grading) – one held at each of the three clubs. If you or your child intends to attend a coloured belt grading you/they MUST attend and pass a pre-grading. The dates of the pre-gradings will usually be displayed on the A frame in class and also on the main calendar on this website – if you are unsure of the dates and times of the pre-gradings please ask. If you or your child is unable to attend one of the pre-gradings for any reason, please discuss this with Mr Martin PRIOR to the pre-gradings.
Please ensure you pay the £28 for the grading by the date we will have given you. If you haven’t paid you will not be entered for the grading. Please note this is non-refundable; this means that if you fail to turn up or fail the grading the money cannot be refunded. If, however, you are ill and you give me 48 hours notice, I can withdraw you from the grading and the money can be refunded.
You can now pay for your coloured belt grading online using BACS transfer – please speak to Mr Martin if you don’t have the details.
The Bristol TaeKwon-Do Academy
All of our clubs coloured belt gradings (and all the national black belt gradings) are held at the Bristol TaeKwon-Do Academy in Redfield, Bristol. The Bristol TaeKwon-Do Academy is the headquarters not only of our association, the T.A.G.B., but also of TaeKwon-Do International (our parent world-wide body) and as such we like to treat it with respect – especially upstairs in the training hall (dojang). As such, no eating or drinking is allowed in the dojang. Students taking the grading, including children, cannot leave until they have been formally dismissed – please listen for instructions on the night. If you have other children with you during the grading (i.e. not taking part in the grading), it is your responsibility to ensure they are supervised at all times. Thank you.
On the Night of Your Grading
The grading will start at 6.30pm (It’s ideal to arrive at around 6 so you have plenty of time to warm up). It is unacceptable to turn up late – it will be likely that you will not be able to take the grading; the grading fee will be forfeit. Traffic and parking in Redfield is difficult, leave early!
Please do not embarrass me or yourself by –
- Smoking anywhere around the Academy.
- Eating or drinking with your belt on and definitely not at all upstairs in the dojang, this goes for non-grading guests as well!!
- Talking in the dojang during the grading.
- Wearing a dirty or creased dobok.
- Forgetting your belt and/or sparring kit.
- Forgetting to bow when entering or leaving the dojang.
How to find the Bristol TaeKwon-Do Academy
The address of the Academy is 163a Church Road, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9LA Phone: Bristol (0117) 9551046.
The Academy is a large white building which is set back from the road behind raised railings. There are large signboards identifying it. It is on the A420 signposted towards Kingswood and Hanham from the Lawrence Hill roundabout. It is on the left, just past a pub ‘The Old Stilage’ and a “Miss Milly’s” chicken takeaway. If you get as far as Tesco’s, you have passed it by about 400 metres.
Arrive early because parking is difficult!