Newsletter June 2019

Welcome to our newsletter. Here you’ll find out all of the exciting things that are happening at the Academy!

WE’RE MOVING.. just around the corner! Monday 1st July 2019

We'd like to officially announce that as of the 1st July we'll be moving to a brand-new location! Unit C, Swaines Ind. Estate, SS4 1RQ. It's 50 yards around the corner on the same trading estate as our current unit.

Our new location is nearly double the size of our current location and will allow us to start lots of new and exciting programs and classes! The last class at our current location will be on Friday the 28th of June and we open as normal for morning Tai Chi on the 1st of July at the new venue.

Summer Shutdowns - 15/7 to 19/7 & 19/8 to 23/8 Please note that there will be no classes on during the following dates as the club closes for our annual summer shutdowns:

Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July - classes will resume on Monday 22nd July

Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd August - classes will resume on Tuesday 27th August

Rochford Sports Club of the Year 2019 - Nominated with Distinction We were honoured to represent the Academy at this year’s Rochford District Sports Awards where we were nominated with distinction in the Sports Club of the Year category. Congratulations to Hullbridge FC for a well-deserved win. This nomination is a testament to the impact we’re having on our local community!

Sifu Gavin’s Thanks to the Coaching Team & Students Sifu Gavin would like to thank Lucy & the coaching team for the great work they all did covering the classes for a week during his recent training course with the world’s leading Chinese Sword Master Laoshi Scott Rodell. He’d also like to say that he was so impressed with the behavior of all the students and really impressed that everyone achieved their red tags. Great work from Team Rochford Martial Arts!

Sanshou Gloves for Kung Fu Cadets and Seniors - £25

We have now found a supplier of very high-quality Sanshou gloves that offer excellent protection whilst punching yet making grappling and trapping a lot easier during Sanshou and self-defence training. These gloves will be required for the practical self-defence aspects of gradings for teens and adults at the end of September. We will be putting an order in on Friday 15th June. The gloves come in Small, Medium and Large sizes. Drop us a message or speak to a member of the team to order your gloves. Only gloves approved by the Academy may be used!

Exciting NEW Sword Classes for Adults, Teens and Children - coming in September!

Moving into our exciting large new Academy means that in September we will launch a brand-new Chinese Fencing program studying the art of Jianfa (Historical Chinese Swordsmanship). There will be classes will for the Dragon Squad, teens and adults. Watch this space!

Summer Holiday Ninja Warrior Challenge - Wednesday 14th August - 10am-12.00pm - £10 We have our next exciting Ninja Warrior Challenge planned for the summer holidays. This is going to be our biggest one yet, with new exciting challenges. Have you got what it takes to be our next Ninja Warrior Champion? It’s £10 to enter, places are limited and you can book online:

New Academy Welcome Party - Saturday 20th July 14:00 pm We would like to invite all our members, family and friends to our members opening of our new premises. Come and celebrate with us the start of a new journey, the move we hope will allow all our members to have more space to expand their training and space for the coaching team to provide new exciting classes. Please join us for fun and raise a glass with us!

Sword Logo Competition Time

We would like our members to help us, by designing a new logo for our new Chinese Fencing program. We are looking for something that catches the eye, use your imagination. The competition will be judged by Sifu and Lucy and the winner will be announced at our official opening on the 20th July, all entries must be with us by the 20th July with your name clearly marked.

1st Prize - £15 voucher to spend with Rochford Martial Arts 2nd Prize - £10 voucher to spend with Rochford Martial Arts 3rd Prize - £5 voucher to spend with Rochford Martial Arts

FREE Kung Fu Skills Holiday Club - Tuesday 6th August 9:00-12:00

Kung Fu Skills Holiday club is a free community event that we will be hosting on the Tuesday 6th August between 9:00-12.00. It’s open to children aged 4 to 12 years old and will cover Anti-bullying, stranger danger, meditation and of course lots of Kung Fu fun! The holiday club is open to members and non-members alike so if you know of any friends or family who’d like to come along, just let them know. We are limiting the places so be sure to book online at

Footwear at the new Academy At the new Academy, we have invested in new hard-wearing mats that are suitable for indoor training shoes. Students are still welcome to train barefooted but will also have the option of wearing appropriate indoor training shoes, plimsolls or martial arts training shoes. Please speak to Gavin or Lucy if you have any questions.

Revised Kung Fu Curriculum Success

In March we launched our updated Kung Fu curriculum in the Cadets and Adult Kung Fu classes. The new curriculum added applications, Sanshou (free fighting) and exciting new pad work combinations to take our Kung Fu training to a completely different level. In just a couple of months, we’re already seeing amazing results in both skills and the practical knowledge behind the art. We were absolutely blown away by how passionately students have become with their Kung Fu training. If you’ve been thinking about trying out Kung Fu, now’s a perfect time to book a free taster!

We hope you enjoyed our newsletter if you have any questions or queries speak to us at the Academy, call 01702 808 262, email or contact us via the Facebook page.

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