Sam Foster – Accident

Sam Foster unfortunately had an accident on Tuesday (5th March), he came off his motorbike joining the A50. He was taken to the QMC in Nottingham where surgery has been very successful and is now expected to make a full recovery, although it will take some time. I know you all will all wish him the well, we shall be bringing some paper around classes over the next week so any messages you want to write please do, and we can then put them all together in a card for him, we shall also have a collection for anyone wanting to make a donation.

Grading Times

Grading Saturday 16th March

Classes will be on as normal except 1.00pm which will be merged and start at 12.00pm

Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, Aston-on-Trent, Derby. DE72 2AX

Old Hall

Doors Open 8.45am

All Times Refer to Current Grade

9.00am Yellow Belt (8th Kup)

10.00am Yellow Belt/Green Stripe (7th Kup)

11.00am Green Belt (6th Kup)

12.15pm Green Belt/Blue Stripe (5th Kup)

1.30pm Blue Belts and Red Belts (4th Kup and 2nd Kup)

2.45pm White Belt/Orange Stripe (Dragon 2)

4.00pm White Belt/Yellow Stripe (9th Kup)

New Hall

1.00pm Blue Belt/Red Stripe (3rd Kup)

2.30pm White Belt/Purple Stripe (Dragon 1)

4.15pm White Belts (10th Kup) and Little Dragons that have stepped up.

White Suits must be worn, or Little Dragon suits.

Green Belts and above please bring full sparring kit.

Kickboxing Grading and International Instructors Course

Friday 1st March

Kickboxing Grading

Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkstone Road, Chellaston, Derby. DE73 5UB

Start Time: 7.15pm

International Instructors Course -Taekwon-Do

Master Don Dalton 8th Degree will be running an IIC on the 25th/26th May (in Yorkshire)

This is open to adult Blue belts and above, and students of any age red belt and above.

If you are interested in the 2 days of training please let me know this week.

Approximate cost for IIC is £150

Upcoming Competitions

We have got the following competitions coming up, please let us know which you are interested in.

Taekwon-Do – LTSI (Hatfield, Hertfordshire) 3rd March

Kickboxing – WUMA (Mansfield) 10th March

Taekwon-Do – EMAP (Swindon) 30th March

If you wish to take part in any of the above please let us know so we can get all entries sorted.

Competition and Black Belt Grading

Black Belt Grading

Saturday 9th February

War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane, Aston-on-Trent, Derby DE72 2AX

Doors 9.00am for 9.30am start.


Sunday 10th February

Lees Brook Community School, Morley Road, Derby. DE21 4QX

Doors Open 9.30am for 10.00am Start

Over 13’s will be on after 12.00pm

If you are sparring please make sure you have full kit or you won’t be able to spar.

You can wear full uniform or training bottoms and Derbyshire Dragons T-Shirt

Officials please wear black trousers/Derbyshire Dragons black t-shirt (if possible) we do have some T-shirts for officials. If officials can be there for 9.00am to help set up, and also be assigned a ring. THANK YOU

Alvaston – Venue Change


As from Friday 1st February we are having to move our classes to:

Noel-Baker Academy, Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, Derby. DE24 0BR

6.00 – 6.30pm Little Dragons

6.30 – 7.30pm Taekwon-Do (Beginner/Intermediate)

7.30 – 8.30pm Taekwon-Do (Intermediate/Advanced)

Club Competition Sunday 10th February

We have our club Competition on Sunday 10th February, at Lees Brook Community School, Morley Road, Chaddesden, Derby. DE21 4QX


Sparring (Point Stop) – if you don’t have sparring kit there will be a foam sword division.

Patterns (4 Corner Block and above)

High Kick

Entry fee to cover all events £15 (Spectators Free)

If you wish to take part please see your instructor or email:

We will also be holding a fundraising raffle, so if anyone has any prizes please pass on to your Instructor. Thank you