Grading is this Sunday 24th March so no lessons that day

Please hand in any grading forms together with your red licence book today or Friday, any forms not received will mean you will be unable to attend the grading as no applications are acceptable on the day. Thanks

Roundwood school

This information has been passed to us from the lettings team. Classes will run as normal at Roundwood however you need to access the school via Park Hill as the entrance via Roundwood Lane is closed


Basically it means the only way you will be able to access the school is by coming up Park Hill. They have blocked off the road to the left as you come out the school gates.

We have been advised by Thames Water that Roundwood Park is closed to the north of the school due to a sunken drain. The repair works will take up to ten days to complete. During this period, if you must drop your child/ren off before 8am, please use the turning circle and turn right on exiting the premises. Between 8am and 9.30am and 2.30pm and 4pm there will be no vehicular access to Roundwood Park beyond Park Rise from either Park Hill or Roundwood Lane. Please do not attempt to reach the school by vehicle during these times as you will not be able to turn around and this will cause a major hazard. Only school buses and staff will have access to the turning circle between 8am and 9.30am and from 2.30pm to 4pm.

We will inform you when the work has been completed and the road is re-opened.

No training at Berko

No training at Thomas Coram school Berkhamsted tonight and next Tuesday as the school are using the hall. Please try and make it to another lesson. Classes and times can be found on our website

Letchworth Lesson Back On, Friday 8th February 2019

Pixmore lesson at Letchworth will be on this week 8th February.

Lesson was due to be cancelled as the school was using the hall but this event has been cancelled so we can use the hall now 🙂

Please spread the word!

Tiny tigers 5.30-6.15pm (Might even get a visit from Brian to teach)

All grades 6.30-7.30pm

Breakspeare School Closed Friday February 1st 2019

Breakspeare school closed today. The car park and footpaths will not be cleared. All lessons there tonight Friday 1st are cancelled. Please try and attend an alternative class, visit our website for venues and times.

Pixmore school in Letchworth is open and both classes are running tonight as normal.

Drive safely.

Weather Warnings, January 2019

Any cancellations of lessons due to the weather will be posted here so please check before leaving for class.
Drive safely.


Are you ready…….
The punches are on the way

Roundwood Park School, Thursday January 17th 2019

Pre warning
Roundwood Park School are unable to let us have the use of the hall on Thursday due to an open evening
As it’s the first lesson back we are trying to find an alternative venue for the night but without much luck so far as such short notice
Will keep you updated

Grading / Assessment Dates 2019

The following dates are for all grades including brown/red belts for whom assessments will be held on the same day as the gradings.

  • Sunday March 24th 2019
  • Sunday June 23rd 2019
  • Sunday September 22nd 2019
  • Sunday December 8th 2019

Times will be confirmed for each belt colour on the grading forms nearer the time.

We are sorry if these dates clash with any plans but we are unable to offer individual gradings.

The gradings will be held at Harpenden Leisure Centre, AL5 2HU.

The brown/red belt assessments take place every 3 months. Every brown/red belt is expected to attend the dates have been given ahead of time to allow you to plan for these days.

The journey from brown belt to black belt can be a step learning curve and we want to be able to give the best opportunity to everyone to focus on their goal and train to keep fitness levels up and a chance to go over the current syllabus for the black belt.

It is not possible in lesson time to run through the whole syllabus and the assessments are a great opportunity to keep in touch with the basics and katas that need to be learnt. The assessments are of benefit to all brown/red belts and enables you to have an extended training session focusing purely on your level. Black belt excellence is kept in mind and in an environment that reflects the level of knowledge required in a pressured environment that you will be expected to strive for to reach black belt. The assessments will be free of charge and only those who are due to grade will have to pay the fee for the grading in the normal way.

Even brown/red belts that do not have enough stamps to be considered for grading are still expected to come so that we are able to assess their performance and give feedback on the areas that need more focus.

Black Belt Grading Dates

Towcester Leisure Centre, Springfields, Towcester, NN12 6UW

  • Sunday May 19th 2019
  • Sunday September 15th 2019

Final Lessons 2018 / First Lessons 2019

Dear Students,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you all for training with Bushido Black Belt Academy.

As you know our training year is divided into 12 four-week periods, for which you pay 12 monthly payments on a set day each month. As there are 13 four-week periods in a year the dojos will be closed for four weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Below is a list of final lessons for 2017 and re-start dates for 2018.

Yours in Karate Do,

Brian Owen
MBKD UK Chief Instructor


DOJO Final Lesson 2018 Re-start 2018
Abbots Langley
Tanners Wood Hall
Tuesday 11th December Tuesday 15th January
Thomas Coram School
Tuesday 11th December Tuesday 15th January
Roundwood Park School
Thursday 13th December Thursday 24th January
Abbots Langley
Breakspeare School
Friday 14th December Friday 18th January
Pixmore Junior School
Friday 14th December Friday 18th January
Hemel Hempstead
Gadebridge Community Centre
Sunday 16th December Sunday 20th January
Roundwood Park Sports Centre
Sunday 16th December Sunday 20th January