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Christmas Break 2016

Hi Everyone

Classes will stop over Christmas for all clubs for the following dates:

Larne – Last class; Tuesday 20 December. Starting again on Tuesday 3 January 2017
Belfast – Last class; Friday 16 December. Starting again on Monday 2 January 2017
Mourne – Last class; Saturday 17 December. Starting again on Saturday 7 January 2017

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was on 8 March. HM Revenue & Customs celebrated this with a series of events around the Department.
One of the events took place on 5 March in Belfast and was aimed at both men and women, featuring talks from inspirational people from HMRC – and other external organisations – as well as discussion groups and workshops.
Ruth Owen, from HMRC’s Executive Committee said: “These events celebrate successful women in the workplace as well as highlighting the challenges women have faced and overcome.”
As part of the event Chung Do Kwan NI were proud to be invited to present a number of Personal Safety demonstrations on the day. These were short sessions aimed at giving some advice and few tips for self-defence, rather than giving instruction in Martial Arts!
We were also pleased to receive positive feedback, some of which is included below.

image: David and Maurice presenting

Maurice Girvan and David Jones presenting to HMRC staff.

•  “The demonstration itself was professional and very well-received”
•  “I loved the personal safety demonstrations by Chung Do Kwan, got some top tips which I’ll hopefully not have to use!”
•  “Not sure I can put into practice biting off an attacker’s ear, but needs must I suppose!”
•  “I found the self-defence demonstration very helpful and interesting! Thank you!”

images: Maurice attacking Davy

Maurice attacking Davy, just before regretting it!

Gradings – December 2014

Congratulations to everyone who passed their grading this December. Certificates will be issued in the new year when they come back from London.


We have provisionally planned to have our next gradings starting week commencing Monday 17th February. This is subject to change and any updates will be posted here and announced in the classes.

Please remember you will only be put forward for grading if you have attended the required amount of classes and your instructor believes you are competent and have put the work into meeting those elements required to earn your next belt.