Monday, 29 May 2017

Trophies In Rotterdam

It was a successful weekend for ATA at the Dutch Masters, with the entire team medaling. There were silvers for Donna and Yash; and bronzes for Santi, Jordaine, Yousef, Samuel, Daniel R, Sam and Daniel O.

Congratulations to all of you, and thank you to our coaches for the weekend: Richard, Stephanie and Feyi.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Dutch Masters

ATA are sending a team to Rotterdam this weekend for the Dutch Masters..

Good luck to Jordaine, Santi, Yousef, Samuel, Yash, Daniel R, Sam, Daniel O and Donna; and please make sure your parents behave themselves.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

European Poomsae Championships 2017

Congratulations to our very own Donna, who has been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2017 Eurpoean Poomsae Championships in Rhodes on 7-8 May.

She will be competing in the Under 14s Team Event. We wish her well. 


Tuesday, 17 January 2017


If you receive an email from British Taekwondo advising that your son's/daughter's licence is about to expire, please obtain a licence application form from Richard or Phil, and complete it as soon as possible.

No licence - No Training
                   - No Competitions
                   - No Grading               😢

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Chrstmas and a Happy New Year

The Academy is closed now until 2017.

Relax and enjoy the holiday period, and come back in January refreshed and ready for some hard work.

For anyone who wants to do some extra hard work,you are invited to come to Thornton Heath Leisure Centre at 11:00 on Wednesday 28 December, when Richard will help you to burn off some of those Christmas calories

Best wishes from Richard and all his little helpers.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Grading. 10 December 2016

The next grading at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre will be on Saturday 10 December 2016.

Anyone wishing to grade should obtain a grading application form from Richard, Amin or Phil; and should complete and return it with the appropriate fee as soon as possible.

You must have a valid licence to take part in the grading. If you have any queries regarding your licence, please speak with Phil.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

No Training Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2016

The leisure centre will close early due to the bank holiday, so there will be no training session on Monday evening.

Summer camp will be as normal between 9:00 and 4:00. Everyone welcome..

Monday, 18 July 2016

London Team Poomsae Squad Training 11th September 2016

ATA is hosting 1st London Team Poomsae Squad Training. Training will be conducted by GM Azim, Master Winston Casaclang, Master Tricia Hopkins, Master Chan Sau and many more. September 11th 1pm till 4pm 2016

Saturday, 16 July 2016

ATA Summary Camp Starting July 25th

Monday's to Fridays 9am till 4.30pm. Activities will include Swimming, Running, Taekwondo (Sparring and Poomsae), Football, Basketball,Painting Art work and more fun fun fun.

Note: open to Mostly Taekwondo students.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

3rd July – Thornton Heath Leisure Centre – 11.00 to 15.00hrs
Price: GBP25 per single participant
ATA presents Olympian Seminar and Workshop featuring Mahama Cho alongside his Team GB mates and ex-team mates, Christian Mcneish Junior Olympics medalist, Commonwealth Champion, Feyi Pearce, Amin Badr both European Medalists, Stephanie Allen Commonwealth Medalist and special guests.
The one of the kind Seminar will allow Taekwondo Clubs members to meet and train with Olympians and European level champions.
Get insight into their winning techniques, ring experience and get yourself and/ or your students inspired by their success stories.
The seminar enrolment is on a 1st come -1st served basis, so secure your and/ or your Club place at the Seminar now.

WIN! Seminar participants will also have a chance to win a trip to Manchester and opportunity to train with the Team GB.

Monday, 10 March 2014

GB National Poomsae Championship

Very proud of all the ATA student that competed this weekend at GB National Poomsae Championship. Winston Casaclang, Darhys Nugent Thu-hoang Nguyen Yash Patel, Donna Harrison Nguyen, Shai Hamilton, Dharnel Nugent, Georgia Stanley.
Between them they won 9 medals and 3 more medals from Juventus TKD.
7 Golds
2 Silvers
3 Bronzes
This is just the beginning for us.
Hard work and Dedication

Friday, 14 February 2014

ATA starts a new school today at Gonville Academy, wow the students can’t wait.
Hard Work and Dedication.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Well done to team ATA at this weekend in Nottingham NTC championship, winning loads of medals in both fighting and Poomsae.
Thu Hoang
Thanks to Jordan for supporting her team mates.
Hard work and Dedication

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Congratulations to my students who worked very hard and all carry the motto with them at all time, Hard Work and Dedication. I’m very proud of my ATA students, Darhys Nugent re-selected, Thu-hoang Nguyen, and Renee Campbell from JUV all selected into GB Poomsae Team. ATA works very hard in both sport Taekwondo and Traditional Taekwondo. Let’s keep working harder Team ATA.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

ATA 100 % Grading record continues. I’m very proud of my students Andrew Hamilton-Thomas, Neil Patel passing their 2nd Dan black belt.
A big congratulation to my senior, my friend, Azim Rasak passing his 7th Dan, and also my juniors and students David Dennis passing his 5th Dan , Zoheb Khalid passing his 4th Dan , Jibreel Malik passing his well over due 2nd Dan Black belt.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Great performance at British International Championship. ATA 2 golds 3 Silvers 2 Bronzes.
Well done Team ATA fighters. Yash Donna, Georgia, Neil and James.
Loads of thanks to all London teams and great support from everyone.
Abdul Cho, Jib, David Dennis thanks a lot for your support too.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

June Update:

Feyi Pearce has recieved a sports lifetime achievement award from his school Arch Bishop Tenisson, also he has been selected to represent GB at the junior European Championships in Portugal.
Well done Feyi

ATA students fought at the inter club sparring session winning the majority of the bouts.
Well done to all the students who participated.

We said good bye to ATA student Chelsea who is moving to the US.
We wish her well and hope she will continue to participate in TKD

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Another 100% pass rate.
Both Georgia and Dharnell successfully passed their black belt grading.
Congratulations to you both

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Dates are out for the next grading.
26th Feb Kensington avenue
15th March Heavers Farm
26th March Thornton Leisure Centre.
Please note all grading forms, payments, and licence books need to be submitted a week before the grading. Failure to do so will mean grading will be rejected.
Make sure everything is done by end of February.
Many thanks

Master Allen

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Once again the ATA has kept its 100% pass record at the latest Dan grading.
5 went and did the club proud, they were:
Daniel Oluwatoyin (1st poom)
Thu Hoang Ngyen (1st poom)
Maria Kolpaktchi (1st poom)
Neil Patel  (1st dan)  and
Andrew Hamilton Thomas (1st dan)

Congratulations to you all

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Congratulations to Winston, Gold in both individual and pairs at this years Scottish Open Poomsae Championships.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

ATA fighters did themselves very proud today. Feyi Pearce now 5 times British Champion. James Allen silver medal at his 1st Nationals. Marvin Brown returns back in the ring today very strong after a very long break from Taekwondo. He proves that he’s still got what it takes to be a champion. 

Well done to all our students.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Master Allen and ATA students Sian and Chelsea working as London 2012 Olympic Taekwondo volunteers.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Well done to all the ata students the participated at the sparring session yesterday. Fighter. We had loads of outstanding fighters, eg. Jahsia Nelson 4 years old from Heavers farm, Aydin 6 years old from studio 74, who had the spirit and determination of an adult, India Tosland, 7 years who was the fastest and strongest girl, from Thornton Heath club, Alleyn's junior school, Samuel Ellis, Jack Drayson, Emile Valhos, Jeremiar Branner, Studio 74, Sami Ertosum 13, Etham Hawkins 10, Christian Fellows 10, Aydin 6, Miko 11 Heavers farm primary sch club, Julia Lamb 11, Nicole Rene Clark 11, Tyra marshelleck 11, junior brooks 10, Ashley Thompson 10, Tyrell Worrell 10, Aaron Smith 8, Folu Karowunwi 9, Jakub 9, Destiny Macatty 8. Kensington Avenue junior School, Jj Rankin Bailey 11, Darnell Nugent 8 , Hannan 8. Thornton Heath Fusion Leisure Centre, Daniel and Sam Oluwatoyin, 10 and 8 Thu Hoang Nguyen 12, Aaliyah 9 Sade 8. Asiya Stevenson Green 9, Andre's Reyes 15, India Tosland 7, Yash Patel 7 ,

Friday, 15 June 2012

We would like wish Master Allen a happy birthday. May you have a wonderful day

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

20th May 2012
Again ATA students have performed well at this weekends Capital Cup. 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals.
Well done all.

16th April 2012
Once again ATA has performed well in this weekends grading. Richard Allen, Winston Casaclang, Tricia Hopkins and James Allen have been successful in this years Dan grading with Winston attaining 4th Dan, Tricia 3rd Dan and our newest black belt James. 
A big congratulation to Richard gaining his 5th Dan and now afforded the title Master.
Well done all.

2nd March 2012
GB Taekwondo are pleased to announce that Feyi Pearce has been selected for the 2012 Junior World Championships to be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
The competition begins on Wednesday 4 April and concludes on Sunday 8 April.
Good luck Feyi.

9th February 2012
Congratulations to Winston on selection to the National Poomsae Team after gaining Bronze at the BTCB National Poomsae Championships.

4th February 2012
Congratulations to Winston on achieving a Bronze at this years BTCB national Poomsae Championships. Also well done to Dharys, Sian and Luke who competed in their first national competition. Better luck next year and keep up the good work.

20th November 2011
Richard Allen and ATA students Sian Brizelden, and Chelsea Chapman have been selected to assist at the London 2012 Olympic Games along with 8 other young taekwondo athletes. Each youngster will walk the Olympians to the ring for their matches and then sit ringside for all of the action.
Unity Taekwondo are a team of young people from various backgrounds, clubs and cities but all with one unifying pastime, Olympic Taekwondo. Their passion for taekwondo along with their collective attitude and behaviour saw them through a recent interview in London. The job? Olympic Games Maker. Richard as team leader along with Ross Eden will supervise the youngsters and ensure they have a safe and fun experience of the greatest sporting show on earth.
Unity Taekwondo team:
Richard Allen (ATA) team leader, Sian Brizelden (ATA) Chelsea Chapman (ATA) Dilexan Francis Aloysious (Caledonian Taekwondo) Thomas Anderson (Caledonian Taekwondo)
Christopher Sweeten (Cumbernauld Peak Performance) Ross Eden (Cumbernauld Peak Performance) Josh Cruikshanks (Focus Martial Arts) Marisa Mustard (Focus Martial Arts) Elizabeth Thomas (LTA) Yaasmeen Muhammad (LTA) and Thomas Armsby (Positive Impact TKD)

18th September 2011
The ATA were proud to hold a poomsae seminar today led by Melissa Mcsorley and Winston Casaclang. Participants from the London area were given expert tuition in both techniques and preparation. The groups were then split into grades and with the assistance of Richard and Sian were then show cased before each other.
A big thank you to Winston and Melissa for their clear and concise explanations and instructions
We had also been asked to participate in the Thornton Heath Festival also on Sunday 18th Sept after 12pm where both junior and senior team members gave basic technique and poomsae demonstrations.

26th July 2011 
Darhys aka Guv has been selected for the GB Poomsae Team. Well done Guv.

15th July 2011
ATA inter school team coaches:
Heavers Farm: Luke Brizelden & Thomas Coleman, 
Kensington Avenue: Trisha Hopkins & Guv Nugent, 
Alleyn Junior: Stephanie Allen & Alex Gordon, 
Thornton Heath Leisure Centre: Sian Brizelden & Andrew Hamilton-Thomas

2nd July 2011
Feyi Pearce has been selected to GB National Team at the European Cadet Championship in Georgia. 7th - 10th July

25th June 2011
The ATA held a taekwondo open day at the Studio 74 dance studio.
Guests were given a poomsae demonstration by Melissa Mcsorley (5 x british champion) and Winston casaclang, followed by our own Dharys, Sian and Luke. Potential new students were then invited to join in a formal training session. See gallery for photos.

20th June 2011
Feyi Pearce triumphant at the National Championships
British Champion for the 4th time.

17th April 2011
Dharys Nugent attains his 3rd Dan.
Congratulations Guv

11th/12th February 2011
This months Kup grading has taken place. Congratulations to all who passed

23rd December 2010
Richard has been selected to coach the England team at next years 
Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in India, along side his 
daughter Stephanie fighting in the + 73kg category.

9th May 2010
Tricia, Olsi and Alex successful in attaining thier 2nd Dan black belts.

8th May 2010
Congratulations to Natalia, Sian, Luke, Aliya and Rhiannah for passing their 
1st Dan black belt grading today, another 5 black belts for ATA.