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The All England Taekwondo Federation (AETF)



The All England Taekwondo Federation (AETF)

(est. 2003)
The AETF Area: National (Based in Preston, Lancashire)
President: Master Barry Cook 7th Dan
Style: Kukkiwon Taekwondo
Training Details:
The All England Taekwondo Federation offers Non Political Professional Kukkiwon Taekwondo with direct links to South Korea from the UK, and ages are welcome from 4. Complete beginner or seasoned athlete, the AETF is the Taekwondo association for you! Be part of the most participated Martial Art in the world that is also an Olympic Sport. Achieve the prestigious Black Belt certification called the Kukkiwon Certificate and above all, become a part of a global brotherhood of friends and Taekwondo practitioners, all with the same goal of self improvement through Taekwondo.
The AETF has been providing tuition, recognition and resources on a National and International level for Taekwondo clubs, instructors and students since 2003 and we pride ourselves on being non exclusive in that we are completely impartial to the point of it being our primary directive when welcoming new students and instructors into the association. Over the past 11 years, we have seen many changes imposed upon Taekwondo on the international stage by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon. The AETF aims to continue providing our members with the same continued high quality personal attention that we always have for many years to come.
If Taekwondo practice, history, tradition and technical improvement is your goal, the AETF is a home you can feel comfortable with. Train and study with like-minded people who have the same ideals and philosophies as you, who believe that Taekwondo should not be hindered by political obstructions, but enjoyed for what it is.
The AETF is also a nationally recognised training centre for the training and issuing of official QCF qualifications from levels 1-3. This means that all of our instructor and student training delivers the highest quality in professionally accredited UK qualifications.
Barry J. Cook | AETF President
All England Taekwondo Federation
Cheongye Kwan Institute
(01772) 437-269 | |


Dragon Martial Arts


Dragon Martial Arts


Welcome - thank you for taking the time to find out more about us.

My name is Parvis Iqbal and I am the Senior Instructor at the Dragon Martial Art Club Blackburn.  My mission is to promote the positive benefits of martial arts to people from all walks of life.


I am registered with IMASA (The Independent Martial Art Sports Association) as a Black Belt 1st Dan ‘Streetwise’ instructor. I am CRB cleared, First Aid Certified and our club boasts a very thorough child protection policy.

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Throughout my training I have never worried too much about belts and accolades; I have concentrated more on knowledge and street applicability of what I am being taught. Does it work? Is it going to work in the street, when it really matters?

Yes I can say that over the years I have gained valuable and extensive knowledge in various styles/arts including Karate, Ju-Jitsu encompassing elements of Wing Chun and Kick Boxing - all of which have included different and varied methods of self defence.

I have also had the pleasure of attending various valuable courses throughout my career, all of which have certainly been inspirational, the likes of Ronnie Green and Robert Clark both themselves great ambassadors of the martial arts around the world. Martial Arts for me is a life long journey and I believe that my cup will never be full – if you come across a grand master that claims otherwise I would advise to steer well clear.

My own martial arts journey has only just begun with the creation of our own ‘Streetwise’ syllabus which encompasses everything that I have learnt over the last 23 years. We have taken the best bits from various styles and adapted it to create something which is workable on the street. I have always believed that Martial arts should be for everyone and our extensive but easy to apply syllabus makes it fun and enjoyable for the whole family to benefit from.


Our classes:

'Streetwise' Class - All Ages 5+ inc Teens/Adults

Classes are held every Thursday 6pm - 7.15pm 

Extended class for Adults till 7.45pm at St Oswalds Hall, Fecitt Brow, Blackburn

Additional classes to follow in due course.


Do not miss our Streetwise Class for all ages 5+ regardless of age, ability or any previous experience.

This is how classes were traditionally taught and we are trying to encompass this in the ethos of our local community club. 

"Our class is great for Children and Families to train and learn new life skills

in a friendly and safe environment free from intimidation, ego seekers and bullies..."

It is ideal for families to be able to benefit from martial arts together and in particular those parents who may otherwise be unable to attend similar classes due to child care issues and we all know how much they can cost!


New members are always welcome - Try us now! No need to pre-book, just attend our next class!

Regardless of your ability, age or level of fitness you can be assured of achieving your desired goals with the Dragon Martial Art Club, Blackburn.

Family Discounts, Worry free ‘Pay as you Train’, NO contracts or credit agreements


South Sefton Ju-Jitsu & Kobudo Academy


Area: Litherland, Liverpool, Merseyside, North West

Chief Instructor: Peter C'ailceta

Style: Ju-Jitsu & Kobudo


Training Details: Every day Monday through to Sunday

Times: Various, please see website for full details


Contact details: Phone Peter on;  0793 9800 381      Email; [email protected] 

Website address:              


South Sefton Ju-Jitsu & Kobudo Academy is a professional academy run by strong experienced and committed staff who have all been CRB checked and are qualified to teach adult and junior students from the age of 5 - 65 in the art of Martial Arts.



Halewood Tae Kwon-Do Club (North West Spirit Tae Kwon-Do Schools)

Area:  Liverpool, Merseyside

Style:  Tae Kwon-Do (ITF style)

Chief Instructor:  Chris Davies, 3rd Dan


Opening days/times: Please see our website

Contact:  Chris Davies on 078911 46224 or email [email protected]



Halewood Tae Kwon-Do Club was founded in 2007.  We are a family-friendly martial arts club, with students of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds.  We welcome juniors & seniors, beginners & advanced. 


Our students regularly enjoy success at tournaments across the country, and we have several national and international champions - including three junior World Champions.  We also have a growing number of black belt students in both junior and senior age groups.

The club has also enjoyed success at local sports awards ceremonies.  In 2010, we won 1st place in both Club of the Year and Coach of the Year categories at Knowsley's Sport and Physical Activity Awards; and we went on to win Club of the Year at the Merseyside Sporting Champions event.

At Halewood Tae Kwon-Do Club, we try to mix high standards of performance and discipline with a fun and friendly atmosphere.  Our coaches are dedicated to encouraging students to push beyond their expectations and to reach their full potential.

Dukinfield Karate


Dukinfield Karate

Style:                          Shito-Ryu/Shukukai

Instructor:                 Mark Grimley

Area:                          Dukinfield, Manchester

Opening Times:      Monday  5:15pm to 6:15pm



Dukinfield karate is a small family orientated club based in Dukinfield. We dedicate ourselves to the development and growth of the students regardless of age or ability. Whether you feel fighting fit or fit for nothing, our karate will help you grow in confidence, fitness and you can have a bit of fun at the same time.

If you have ever thought about trying martial arts but are worried about taking the plunge, or if you tried it before and would like to give it another go then don’t be shy just come along. The first FOUR weeks are FREE so you can try the class and see what you think.

We aim to teach karate in a fun way whilst giving our students the confidence and support they need to progress all the way to black belt. This is done in a safe and friendly environment. All instructors are insured to teach and the instructor team have all been CRB checked.

The classes are open to anyone regardless of age and ability, you don’t have to be super fit or even super confident but, if you looking for a fun and affordable activity for the whole family then Karate is really the answer.

Phoenix Combat Arts



Name of Club: Phoenix Combat Arts

Location: Beck Mill:  Clayton , Bradford, West Yorkshire BD14  6QY.

TEL Philip: 07954581771

Formed in 2013 from a few dedicated Kickboxing students from the now-disbanded FreeStyle Combat Arts which trained at Richard Dunn’s Sport Centre.

We now have a single mixed class; adults and juniors from diverse ethnic backgrounds, focusing on Kickboxing , Self-defence and General Health and well-being. Above all we offer fun in a disciplined safe environment.

We are a family –friendly progressive club and offer special rates for adults and their children if they train together.

Our stretching and warm-up is varied, as are our classes as there are no Karate-Style Forms to learn.

We have stretching exercises from Chinese Yoga and Tai-Chi.

Our minimum age is 6 year old. Classes start at 1pm on a Saturday afternoon and end when people have had enough- about two hours!

We look forward to welcoming you.



SanBao QuanFa


School Name: SanBao QuanFa

Senior Instructor: Steve Forde

Area: Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West England

Styles: Shaolin Kung Fu, XingYiQuan (Hsing I Chuan), TaiJiQuan (Tai Chi Chuan), Dao Yin Yoga.

Training Details: Adult Classes (16+) Wednesday TaiJi Wed 7:00, XingYi 8:15. Dao Yin Yoga - by arrangement.

Children's classes (8+) Starting this Autumn details to follow.

Contact details: Steve 07816489331 e-mail [email protected]

Web site:

Club info: This is a small friendly club that has been operating continuously in Stockport, south Manchester since 1991. The focus of the classes is, and always had been, on quality instruction to dedicated students. Classes are small and informal. Adult classes are aimed at adults and youngsters over 16 years old. Juniors covers 12-16 and Children covers 8-11.



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