Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday at the new Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, The Boulevard, Hengrove Park, Bristol BS14 0JZ (see below for map and directions).
Hengrove (Whitchurch) is our longest running club – it started up in 1993, and we still have some of our original members training! The club benefits from many very experienced black belts who are very keen and highly skilled at passing on their considerable knowledge to the less experienced. The club trained originally in the Whitchurch Community Centre and moved in to the Hengrove Park Leisure Centre when it opened in February 2012. We are proud to be the first martial arts group invited to move into the new centre, which boasts a 150 station gym and 50 metre international swimming pool. We train on two badminton courts in the main sports hall of the leisure centre, which gives us plenty of space with an airy feel and a good floor (important when you’re in bare feet!). The Hengrove/Whitchurch club likes to train hard, but still has a very friendly and approachable atmosphere. The Wednesday adult training sessions are split into junior and senior grades, meaning that more individual attention and grade appropriate instruction can be given to both the junior and senior grades alike.
Update 29/11/20: Post Lockdown Tier 3 Training
Post lockdown #2 sadly we are unable to offer in class training at Hengrove for the time being. Under 18s are welcome to come to our training sessions at Ashton Park School – see this page for details. Adults (and under 18s unable to make it to in class sessions) we will be continuing to provide Zoom sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays – see this page for more details.
Watch this space for further updates regarding resuming training in the future.
How to find the Hengrove Park Leisure Centre
The Hengrove Park Leisure Centre is a brand new building located within the new development at Hengrove Park (incorporating the new South Bristol Skills Academy and new South Bristol Hospital). From the Hartcliffe roundabout at the end of Hartcliffe way/Airport Road – Hengrove Way, follow the turning South East towards Whitchurch, driving along Whitchurch Lane, go straight over the mini roundabout. At the traffic lights turn left into Hengrove Park, the leisure centre will be directly ahead of you at the end of the Boulevard (you will see the South Bristol Skills Academy on your right). There is a multi-storey car park just in front of the Leisure Centre which gives three hours free parking.