Martial Arts Values in the Community

Testings Last weekend, at the club testings, our students showed incredible etiquette and determination in demonstrating their desire to progress in martial arts. We at Claygate Martial Arts Centre (CMAC) want to ensure that the junior students understand that it is equally important to possess the values they demonstrate inside the Dojang at home or

Why Claygate Martial Arts Centre?

I wanted to write a post titled “Why Martial Arts?”, but it slowly developed into “Why Martial Arts & Why Claygate Martial Arts Centre?”. Please read on to find out why in 1992 I chose a relatively unknown martial arts system, in the depths of rural Suffolk, and then how my passion and enthusiasm for

Being a Black Belt

Achieving Black Belt status in any martial art is often recognised as achieving success, but in traditional martial arts there is so much more to know about earning this belt. Even though a traditional martial art, the belt system that we use today was certainly not a system used in Korea in ancient times. It

Correct Etiquette

Etiquette is about how you should behave. Always follow the below guidelines to demonstrate good etiquette. Immediately before and after class, you should:  Arrive in good time and get ready quietly.  Remove all jewellery.  Put your shoes and drinks tidily into the cubby holes.  Place your rubbish in the bins. 