Quiz time…

What do the Rubik’s cube, Puli dog and Biro all have in common?

Rubik's cube  Puli dogBiro penAnswer…they all have Hungarian origins.

Another thing with Hungarian origins is the annual Universum Taekwondo & Hapkido training camp held on the shores of Lake Balaton where students enjoy a week of good (hard) training, hot weather and a well deserved party at the end of the week.

This year it’s the 10th anniversary and there are some high profile instructors in attendance. If you’re interested contact me ASAP as it’s only 5 weeks away!

Successful Grading for MMHS and NW TKD Clubs

The students at Matthew Moss and North West Taekwondo clubs did themselves proud today with some very positive grading performances in the traditional syllabus and sports syllabus. 


We were missing a handful of students who were representing their club in competition and hope to see them towards the end of the year. But the students who were there are a credit to their instructor Urooj Karim who has spent a great deal of time working to build up his clubs in the Rochdale area for the benefit of local youngsters.

Thank you also to Urooj for your hospitality!

It’s worth considering that although grading can be a nerve-wracking experience, it is an important part of the martial art showing progression and that you are willing to test yourself, giving you a goal and something to strive for. After all one of our tenants is ‘Perseverance’ and regular training and grading are perfect examples of this.

Congratulations to our new Blackbelts!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACongratulations and Well Done to Clive and Imbar-Lee (not pictured) who earned their 1st Dan black belts on Sunday in sunny Kingston.  Congratulations also go to Annabel on passing her 3rd Dan and Master Raymond on gaining his 5th Dan.  From what I hear, they all did really well and the hard work paid off.