Making history

July 13, 2018

Our very first kickboxing test was on the 14th July, congratulations to everyone that tested. A very hot day!

Puma Championships

June 30, 2018

We didn't have anyone attending the PUMA Championships, well except for James "always up for it" Troughton of course, who just can't miss an opportunity! Gold in patterns and Gold in sparring, well done. Hopefully this is his last competition as a colour belt, as he prepares for his black belt testing on 21st July. Good luck with that!

VTA 2018 Championships (1st Leg)

March 04, 2018

An excellent turn out and great results at the VTA Championships (1st leg) in Kent. A very respectable 3rd place for Alton Taekwon-Do (some of the medal winners pictured) and who would have thought our Aldershot school would finish just 3 points away from 1st place. Never saw that coming!! Next Vision Taekwon-Do Association Championship is hosted by Alton, come along and spectate, free to get in Alton Sports Centre 10th June.

Promotion to black belt

November 18, 2017

The road is long, and not without a few bumps on the way. But when you stick at it and stay focused on your goal, you get the rewards. A seven year journey culminating on a testing under the watchful eye of Mr Tim Dunn, 6th Dan, Mr Luke Thompson, 5th Dan and Mr Steven Arroyo, 4th Dan and Alton Martial Arts Academy are pleased to announce the promotion of Francis Groves, to 1st degree black belt. Not an easy panel to test under, when you consider that all three of the aforementioned examiners are either current or former England Team Coaches, Competitors and/or former World Champions!

ITF Open British Championships

November 25, 2017

Well, it was the last (and biggest) competition of the year, with around 450 competitors from 9 European countries. Couldn't get everyone together for the photo as they all belong to different classes at the academy and it's hard to pin everyone down. But what a day! Among he medal winners, Alton Martial Arts Academy are proud to boast nine British Champions - absolutely fantastic and what a great way to end the year!

Vision Championships 3rd leg 2017

November 05, 2017

Medals galore for members of Alton Martial Arts Academy, at the Vision Taekwon-Do Association Championships (3rd Leg). For some of this crazy bunch, it was the 3rd competition in 3 weeks! Great work everyone!

UKTA Open Championships

November 12, 2017

Whilst two competitions in two weeks was enough for most of our students, James "always up for it" Troughton from Alton Martial Arts Academy couldn't resist popping down to the UKTA UK Open for a bit more action. He might have been the smallest in his division, but that didn't stop him getting GOLD in the Blue and Red Belt sparring. He also managed a very respectable SILVER medal in the patterns event. Nice one James!

Free Uniforms for new students!

November 07, 2017

Just finished printing some of the free uniforms for the children that signed up to our kickboxing sessions last week. Gonna be some happy faces later!!

Just for the ladies!

November 03, 2017

We launched our ladies only kickboxing, fitness and self-defence on Friday 3rd November. Great turn up from this enthusiastic bunch. 

Alton's got talent!!

October 28, 2017

So we hand picked a team of 6 junior students for the ITF England Championships 28th and 29th October. Excellent result.

Ryan Potton 2 x GOLD

Cian Hosking 2 x SILVER

James Troughton 1 x GOLD and 1 x BRONZE

Louis Wood 2 x BRONZE

Sonny Wood 2 x SILVER

Cerys Janaway 3 x SILVER

Well done everyone, awesome results!!

Bytomic Championships

September 23, 2017

We sent a few our students to the Bytomic Open in September. Lots of excellent results for us (with some pictured here). Sonny Wood, 3 x GOLD Louis Wood 1 x SILVER Reuben Gilbert 1 x BRONZE James Troughton 1 x SILVER Hillary Boxall 1 x GOLD and 1 x SILVER Juno Brown 1 x GOLD.

Martial Arts Birthday Party

September 30, 2017

This little dude made history at the weekend - the first person to have their TKD birthday party at our Academy. 21 four and five year olds! Instructor and assistants survived. If you'd like your child to have an awesome martial arts themed Birthday, just get in contact and we'll see what we can do!

Free October Half-term Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing classes!

September 26, 2017

Alton Martial Arts Academy (AtonMAA) are offering free Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing classes over the October half-term holiday.

The classes are for children aged 6 and upwards.  Spaces are on a first come first served basis and booking is essential.  For further information, please email tkdclasses@outlook.com or contact Paul Adams on 07932 058059.

We look forward to meeting you!

Promotion to 4th Dan

September 25, 2017

Alton Martial Arts Academy are very pleased to announce the promotion of assistant instructor Mr Paul Davis to 4th Degree, at a recent testing in Kent.

 

Mr Davis has had an interest in martial arts from an early age, starting Judo lessons at the age of 10. He first started his Taekwon-Do training in 1983, training with Grand Master Raymond Choy, who was then a 4th degree at the Hillingdon School of Taekwon-Do in West London. Coincidentally, this was the same school that (his now instructor) Mr Paul Adams 5th degree joined 10 years later! During his time there Mr Davis was graded as a coloured belt by First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha the father of Taekwon-Do in the UK.

 

Subsequent years saw Mr Davis working in different parts of the UK and training with different Taekwondo instructors including Master Ron Sergiew and Master Kenny Walton both of the TAGB. During this period Mr Davis also trained with Master Eldon at his WTF Taekwondo Academy in Plumstead. His thirst for knowledge included training in free style Karate.

 

Settling in Hampshire in 2005 Mr Davis turned his focus back to the Ch’ang Hon Taekwon-Do pattern system training with Mr Adams at his “LEARN TKD” schools, attaining 3rd Degree Black Belt under the examination of Grand Master Nardizzi. Now at the age of 52, Mr Davis was successfully examined for his 4th degree by Master Lear.

 

Taekwon-Do has been an important part of his life for so many years and now as a 4th Degree International Instructor, he looks forward to continuing his development through the teaching of others at Alton Martial Arts Academy and sharing the positive things Taekwondo has given him.

Changes to the current timetable

September 24, 2017

Following feedback from our students, we are currently looking at our new timetable with a view to tweaking it to suit everyone.  If you are thinking of joining us but our existing timetable doesn't suit you right now, please get in touch and check back here regularly to see news relating to timetable changes.

National Team Selection

September 24, 2017

Fantastic news for our Junior Black Belt Cian Hosking. Selected for the England National Team for the World Championships later this year.

 

Cian is now the 10th person from our Taekwon-Do schools to receive the England call up. Testimony to the high standards we work to with our classes and programs

New promotions

September 24, 2017

After an intensive 9 hour testing in Kent last weekend, We are very pleased to announce the promotions of Donna James and Kerim Mencoglu to Black Belt 1st Dan.

I’m sure they will both be valuable assets to their school and to the association in general and I look forward to their continual development in Taekwon-Do.

The next official Black Belt testing will be in November, where hopefully we will see more success. But there is also a senior Dan grade test to be held on 26th August by Master Philip Lear. Fingers crossed for more great new for Alton next week!

Junior Plank Challenge

September 02, 2017

Woah! 6 minutes 30 seconds gets Tyler the Junior Plank Challenge trophy at LEARN TKD Alton. And what a trophy – it’s as big as he is! Well done Tyler.

Worth a mention though that all of the children put in a massive effort, with many of them hitting the five minute mark. Wonder if their parents could match that?

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