Classes are held every Thursday and Sunday at the Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Fiddlers Wood Lane, Bradley Stoke Bristol BS32 9BS GPS: 51°32’07N 2°32’42W (see below for map and directions).
The Bradley Stoke club originally started it’s life in Thornbury in 1989 (blimey, that’s thirty one years ago!!), moving to the Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre when it first opened. A very friendly and hardworking club, it benefits from a good cross-section of students from all walks of life. We have quite a lot of black belts – some quite senior in grade, who enjoy both training and helping to teach within the club. We train in the main sports hall, giving us a huge amount of space to let off steam! The Bradley Stoke club regularly does well at competitions – in the past even producing two World Champions!
NEW CLASS TIMES DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS updated 09/04/21
Please can all students (and parents of students) re-read our club covid safety guidelines page before returning to training. Parents please make sure your child understands what they need to do in order to keep themselves and others safe.
Please ensure you work through our covid questionnaire before coming to any training sessions.
NEW: As of Thursday 15th April, we will be resuming in class training for UNDER 18s ONLY. For adults there will be zoom sessions available as before on Mondays and Wednesdays – see the schedule HERE, as well as one outdoor session on Sundays – see information below.
- 6-6:50pm White belts to blue stripes up to the age of 11.
- 7-7:50 Blue belts to black stripes up to the age of 11.
- 8-9pm everyone aged 12-17 – all grades.
- 3-3:50pm white belts to blue stripes up to the age of 11.
- 4-4:50pm blue belts to black stripes up to the age of 11.
- 5-6pm all grades aged 12-17.
There will be an adults only outdoor session at Bradley Stoke in the Little Stoke Playing Fields will be on Sundays at 6.30pm, commencing Sunday 18th April. Doboks will not be necessary for outdoor sessions, but please wear your belt. Please wear appropriate clothing (wooly hats and gloves are optional!). If the weather is atrocious, the class will be cancelled – please keep an eye on our facebook page, and if you are unsure, feel free to text Mr Martin.
A few higher grades were coming to the earlier classes with their younger siblings prior to lockdown; they are still welcome to do so on the understanding that their class cannot be as catered for their grade and their experience as if they were in the later class.
Students are still welcome to join in the online Zoom sessions, these will be on Mondays and Wednesdays with Mr Martin – these sessions will be open to students from any of Mr Martin’s clubs, and can be attended along side the live classes if you wish.
Mondays & Wednesdays on Zoom
5pm children’s class
6pm All beginners
6.50pm Adults class
To access the online zoom training classes please go to the online zoom page here.
Bradley Stoke Covid Entry & Exit Instructions
Please enter via the usual Leisure Centre entrance (no more than five minutes before your session start time). Parents please try to remain outside the leisure centre – if you must come in, please bring your child to the entrance of the sports hall – Mr Martin will call children straight through – please then exit the leisure centre using the one way system marked. The cafe will not be open – there will be nowhere in the leisure centre to sit and wait.
Upon entering the hall please use the hand sanitiser, then place your outdoor shoes (for adults, yoga mat/towels) and drinks bottle on one of the coloured spots around the outside of the dojang and take your place (grade rows) on one of the coloured spots on the floor.
Exit will be by the fire exit at the rear of the sports hall. Parents please wait (respecting social distancing) here no more than five minutes before the end of the session to collect your child.
Please read the information on safe returning to training – parents please ensure your children understand what is expected of them.
How to find the Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre
The Leisure Centre is located just off Bradley Stoke Way, opposite Tesco’s. Only 5 minutes from the M5 junction 16 (signposted Thornbury and Filton) From the Aztec West roundabout (from the motorway junction head towards Bristol on the A38 for approximately 100m) follow the signs for Bradley Stoke. Once on Bradley Stoke Way, at the next roundabout take the third exit to stay on Bradley Stoke Way, you should soon see Tesco’s on your right, turn left at the next roundabout, then immediately left again into the Leisure Centre Car Park.