Welcome to the ATMA!

GM Dominick Giacobbe visits us again later this month and he'll also be holding seminars in Hunstanton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry, Hartlepool and Bridgend. Looking forward to it...!

It's all about the art....

Really pleased with the training and attitude of the ATMA students right now. I suppose we're a fair sized association with around 750 active members and some folk wonder why we're not at loads of competitions and shouting from the rooftops - but it's all about the art. Yes, we do comps, 3 or 4 each year and it's good for the students to meet other martial artists and build friendships - as well as pressure testing themselves under scrutiny - and we do well at comps, but I'd rather focus on the development of the art and the students practising that art. The students want the detail, the history - the story behind the movements. They're in it for the training, not the glory - and that makes me proud. Quiet competence and humilty and grace will do nicely for me...thank you.

Cardiff Tournament is just around the corner! Entry forms are available online from the TTSDF page at... www.traditionaltsdfed.org/uk-open-championships and we've posted the forms on our Facebook pages. If you can't download them, just ask your instructor for a form.

Have a look around our site - there's plenty of information about us and what we do...and we love what we do! Up to date news and notices can be found at the bottom of this page - please share.

If you need to know more, you can contact any of us on the details provided,or call the Chief Instructor, Master Jacqui Fisher, on 07703 345210 or email on jfisher@atmakarate.com


Squad Training - we've now turned Sundays at Nuffield into Squad and Spar sessions! This gives you a weekly opportunity to work on what you want to work on - whether it's for competition, grading or, as it should be, just because you want to improve. You don't have to make every week, but you should add this session in to your training routine at some point!
Squad training is about more than preparing for competition. You can use these sessions to get one-to-one time with instructors to work towards your grading or just hone technique. Try it...
Grading Day awesomeness!
Gup Gradings were held on Saturday and there were some stunning performances. The usual nerves and occasional hiccups, but a great day. Congratulations to all who graded - read those reports and take them to class to talk through with your instructor.
Road Trip!!
Great trip to Bridgend with the squad on Sunday 6th November 2016 to train with Master Viv Thomas. Fab training followed by fish and chips and ice cream by the seaside - nothing better!

Latest news....

11. Apr, 2017
Cardiff tournament....
Last call for Cardiff entries! I'm going away on Thursday so I'm putting it all together before I leave. Payments need to be with Master Fisher by Friday.
6. Apr, 2017
Easter classes....
ATMA class closures over Easter...
No classes anywhere on Good Friday 14th, Easter Saturday 15th, Easter Sunday 16th and Easter Monday 17th. Yes, 4 days off!!
No Rugby class Thursday 13th
No Bedworth class Tuesday 18th.
All other regular classes are on as scheduled - see instructor pages for details.
31. Mar, 2017
Change of venue - Redditch Saturday class
Redditch students - don't forget that we're at the new venue tomorrow.....
Arrow Valley Health Club on Battens Drive. Same time 1-2pm.
31. Jan, 2017
2017 dates so far....
Dates for your diary....

Gup gradings 2017
- Saturday 11th March
- Saturday 10th June
- Saturday 16th September
- Saturday 9th December

Dan gradings 2017
- Sunday 23rd July
- Sunday 10th December

Hwa Rang Tang Soo Do Tournament - Saturday March 11th
Cardiff Tournament - Saturday 29th April
Cambridge Tournament - Saturday 15th July
Limerick, Ireland Tournament - Saturday 2nd December

We'll keep you posted of and additions and changes....Tang Soo!
7. Oct, 2016
Check your Licence....
Checking licence renewals. If you don't have a licence yet, or your licence is not up to date, you'll be receiving a reminder in the next couple of weeks. Don't forget - you can renew online, using card or Paypal; pay by cash or cheque at class, or ask for details of staggering your payments. Please check your licence.....

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13.01 | 21:32

Hi. I wanted to enquire whether the lessons are on a monthly subscription basis or pay per session. I have 2 children that I wish to attend twice a week

17.09 | 21:11

Thankyou for these worksheets, SBN's.

See you soon,



05.04 | 17:32

Love the interview with Master Alastair Banks on the Rugby page! Straight from the heart.....

05.03 | 09:43

It's Grading day people!!! Good luck to all and hope you enjoy yourselves

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