Blackbelt Evaluation Day

Good Luck to all those doing their evaluation day today. You will do fantastic. Trust in what your instructor has taught you. Well done on making it this for.


Blackbelt Assessment & Test Day’s.

The Blackbelt Assessment day is on Sunday 17th November from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Make sure to bring some food along for your assessment day.

Also your test will be on the next graduation day, which is on Saturday 14th December from 1pm – 4pm. Make sure on this day you bring a Pen and your Sparring gear.


Dates for your Diary for 2020

Here are the provisional dates for your diary for 2020 for all main events and activities:-

Super Summer Camp and Seminars with Masters

29th to the 31st August

Galamara Lake District

⏰⏰ Limited Spaces ⏰⏰

Belgium Trip TBC

Seminar and Competition

27th to 19th March

Gala Dinner and Awards night

14th November

Ticket only – Limited numbers

Graduations 2020


To be held at

Essa Academy Lever Edge Lane, Bolton BL3 3HH

8th February

18th April

13th June

15th August

17th October

12th December

Dan Evaluation Days 2020


👉👉Preparation and evaluation of all students testing for their Blackbelt and 2nd and 3rd Degree.

26th April Evaluation Day

Swinton Do Jang 173 Station Rd M27 6BU

30th May – Dan Seminar and Testing 2-5pm

Essa Academy Bolton

13th June Dan Presentation Day 1pm

Essa Academy Bolton

1st November Evaluation Day

Swinton Do Jang 173 Station Rd M27 6BU

28th November – Dan Seminar and Testing 2-5pm

Essa Academy Bolton

12th December Dan Presentation Day 1pm

Essa Academy Bolton

Future Instructor Training


11th Jan

1st Feb

7th Mar

4th Apr

2nd May

6th Jun

4th July

1st Aug

5th Sep

3rd Oct

7th Nov

5th Dec

Red Belt Seminars
Practice all your Forms and Self Defence ready for Blackbelt day 2 – 4pm

21st March – Hindley Centre

26th September – Hindley Centre

👉All the dates are subject to change.

👉👉👉Further events will be posted once finalized.


Martial Arts For the Family

Classes 5 days a week,
Tiger Tots for 3  - 6 Year Olds
Positive Start for Families
01204 391 361
we’re are inviting people down to try out a free 30 day trial and free uniform or £100 of our courses. Feel free to contact us on 01204 391 361 for more information.

Clock go back tomorrow

Don’t forget that the clocks go back 1 hour tomorrow. We’re not late to class 🙂

I look forward to seeing you in class.


School Holiday’s

Occasionally, I get asked if we are open during school holidays. The simple answer is yes. We only close for 2 week’s at Christmas and new year, also 3 day’s during the Easter period.

We have classes 5 day’s a week and we’re open nearly 50 week’s a year, so there will be no interruption to your training.

We offer a free trial for those wanting to get started with learning Martial Arts. Go to our Contact us page and we will contact you about getting your martial arts journey started today.


Pyung Ahn Oh Dan

To get the best out of learning the form, be sure to get your instructors guidance.

Martial Arts For The Family

From my experience over the 12 years of teaching families who train together progress further in the martial art’s than people who go it alone. Why not get your Family started today. We have classes five days a week for beginners and advanced student’s. What ever your goal’s are we are here to help. For us we want all student’s to feel welcome. Call us today to book your families first free lesson with us on 01204 391 361.


Syllabus for December 2019’s Graduation.

Tiger Tots Syllabus

Low X Block
Back Kick
2 on 2 self defence no.1
X-legged Stance
Hop Side Kick
Side kick, back kick, reverse punch combo

Positive and Leadership syllabus

White belts/Yellow belts
– I/O chop kick & O/I chop kick
– low block
– Roundhouse kick
– Chop and cross
– Same side self defence no.1
– X-Legged stance

Orange belts
– Jab and Cross
– Back Fist and Cross
– Chop and Cross
– Front kick
– Roundhouse kick
– Side Kick
– I/O Chop kick & O/I chop kick
– Low block
– Middle block
– High Block

Blue Belts
– All basic hand combos
– All basic kicks
– All basic self defence
– All basic blocks
– Cho Bo Ja Hyung

Green/Red belts
– Basics
– Ki Cho Hyung E Bu
– Pyung Ahn O Dan Hyung
– X-Hand wrist grab 3 & 4
– Sparring

1st Dans
– Nyanchi Cho Dan Hyung
– Pyung Ahn E Dan & Bassai Hyung

2nd Dans
– Jin Do Hyung
– Chil Sung Il Lo Hyung

3rd Dans
– Sip Soo Hyung
– Nyanchi E Dan Hyung


Post Graduation…

Well Done to Everyone who graduated yesterday, excellent work showed by all. The Red and Blackbelt section has grown to be quite massive. It’s really impressive to see.

In the mean time anyone who wasn’t able to make yesterday’s graduation from our Bolton School, we have a make up graduation at 1:30pm today.