Phoenix School of Martial Arts hosts and takes part in martial arts events in Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham and all over the South East throughout the year. From Inter-Club Sparring Competitions and Freestyle TaeKwonDo Championships, to Self Defence Systems Grading and TaeKwonDo School Grading events, there is no better way to test your skills and demonstrate your progression than taking part in tournaments and grading.
The Grading process is a long-practiced system in martial arts schools, to show the growth of a student’s training and skill. As you progress you can enter TaeKwonDo, Self Defence Systems and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grading Exams which will test your physical and mental strength, if you demonstrate the required skill for that belt you will move up to the next level or belt.
Phoenix SMA offer TaeKwonDo gradings every 10 weeks for colour belts and black belts. Whether you attend a TaeKwonDo school in Fareham, a Self Defence Systems class in Hamble or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Southampton, we welcome students from across Hampshire. Gradings are performed at the Hamble Sports Complex in Southampton for all ranks.
Freestyle TaeKwonDo Gradings – TaeKwonDo Gradings are formal events conducted at our TaeKwonDo school in Hamble. Students from martial arts schools in the surrounding Southampton, Winchester, Fareham and wider Hampshire areas can register when they are ready to move up to their next belt.
Self Defence Systems Grading – These Gradings are available every 4 months at our martial arts schools. If you attend a Phoenix SMA Martial Arts School anywhere in Hampshire, including Southampton, Winchester or Fareham, you can be assessed by your instructor and promoted to the next rank after demonstrating the required skills.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grading - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu members are assessed in classes and are awarded stripes on their belts to show progression. Once 4 stripes are earned, they can be Graded to the next belt. (Belt Promotions are overseen by BJJ Black Belt Kevin Hall of Basingstoke School of Martial Arts)
Gradings in 2018 saw a new format, where ranks will be split into several sections and Graded at separate times or dates for Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham and Hampshire students.
Our final TaeKwonDo Grading date for 2018 is Saturday 8th December.
For details and how to register please click this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/regional-colour-black-belt-gradings-december-2018-registration-52707006074
Gradings in 2019 will be hosted at the Hamble Sports Complex on the following dates:
Saturday 23rd February
Saturday 4th May
Saturday 13th July
Saturday 28th September
Saturday 7th December
Self Defence Systems
Thursday 11th April
Thursday 1st August
Thursday 12th December
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
BJJ Gradings are scheduled when they are needed as there is no set time between ranks.
Phoenix SMA runs TaeKwonDo tournaments and competitions for members throughout the year across Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham and all over the South East. Along with several other martial arts schools, students can compete up to three times a year in our local circuit as well as enter open TaeKwonDo and Martial Arts Events.
Our established self-defence martial arts and TaeKwonDo school also organise Inter-Club Sparring competitions for Phoenix SMA members, which are split into age groups for Juniors, Youth, Teenagers and Adults.
The following tournaments are currently scheduled for 2019:
SOUTH EAST TKD OPENS
Sunday 3rd March
Hertfordshire Sports Village
BASINGTOKE TKD TOURNAMENT
Saturday 16th March
Queen Mary’s College
FREESTYLE TKD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 29th June
Hamble Sports Complex
BUTL UK OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 6th July
Manchester Metropolitan University
ENGLISH OPEN TKD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday 7th October
Hertfordshire Sports Village
READING TKD TOURNAMENT
Saturday 9th November
FBC Centre, Reading
Other Events will be made available throughout the year.