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 coloured belt 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 and Self Defence Systems 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 belt colour.
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 Eastleigh or are undertaking instructor training in Southampton, we welcome students from across Hampshire. Gradings are performed at the Hamble Sports Complex in Eastleigh for any rank and can be arranged by your instructor.
Freestyle TaeKwonDo Gradings – TaeKwonDo gradings are formal events conducted at our TaeKwonDo school in Hamble. Students from martial arts schools in the surrounding Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham and wider Hampshire areas can register when they feel they are ready to move up to their next belt.
Self Defence Systems Grading – These are informal events completed during classes at our martial arts schools. If you attend a Phoenix SMA TaeKwonDo school anywhere in Hampshire, including Southampton, Eastleigh or Fareham, you can be assessed by your instructor and promoted to the next rank after demonstrating the required skills.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grading - like with the SDS, 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 Brown Kevin Hall of Basingstoke School of Martial Arts)
Gradings in 2018 will see a new format, where ranks will be split into 2 sections and graded at separate times or dates for Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham and Hampshire students.
White & Yellow Belts will have Grading opportunities every 5 weeks in regular class times:
Orange to Black Belts will have Grading opportunities every 10 weeks at the Hamble Sports Complex:
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 two age groups for under tens and over tens.
The following tournaments are currently scheduled for 2018:
TAEKWONDO PURE BLACK BELT OPEN
Sunday 24th June
Hertfordshire Sports Village
FREESTYLE TKD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 30th June
Hamble Sports Complex
BUTL UK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 28th July
University of Nottingham
ENGLISH OPEN TKD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday 7th October
Hertfordshire Sports Village
READING TKD TOURNAMENT
Saturday 10th November
FBC Centre, Reading
Other Events will be made available throughout the year.