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Upcoming Events

Saturday 16th November ‘ANNUAL KIDS SLEEPOVER’ at the Academy

This will be in the usual format with fun and games for the kids with a midnight feast, breakfast of toast of cereal on the Sunday morning is included. All those taking part must fetch a pillow, sleeping bag and their own food for the midnight feast. This is open to all children aged 4 to 16 years old and existing students can even bring their friends along. Drop off on Saturday 8.30pm and collect Sunday 9.00am prompt, cost per person £15 to be paid on Saturday at the drop off.

Sunday 17th November ‘BCKA FIGHT SHOW’ at Corby

We will have fighters competing at Alex Barrowman’s BCKA fight show in Corby details on who will be fighting, travel arrangements and admission costs will be advised nearer the time.


Saturday 30th November ‘Grading Day for Coloured Belts’ from 08.30am onwards

Coloured belt grades will be taken at the academy on Saturday 30th November, students selected to take grades will receive a grading letter at the beginning of November. Please make sure you follow the instructions contained in the letter when you receive it. Please note students who are not up to date with the payment of their monthly fees or do not have an up to date current licence will NOT be allowed to take their grade.

Sunday 8th December ‘Black belt Grading‘

Several students are due to take black belt grades this year, the grading will be taken by Sensei Joe Tierney and Sensei’s Alf Love and Chloe Love. Those taking their grades will receive a letter in November.

Saturday 14th December ‘BAG PACK’ – Asda Rawtenstall

We will be looking for members to participate in what will be our last bag pack of the year, ASDA are a great supporter of the academy and with it being such a big store we really want to ensure we have plenty of students and parents helping out. Please look out for the list going up in the academy in Autumn and put your name on if you wish to take part.

Christmas Draw ‘Thursday 19th December’

This year’s Christmas Draw will take place at the academy immediately after the evening lesson at Stackstead’s on Thursday.

This year the prizes will be food hampers and drinks hampers, we are looking for suitable donations of items to make up the hampers, to avoid duplication we kindly ask people communicate with Tracy Petterson before making a donation.

We would appreciate help with the selling of draw tickets, If you feel you are able to sell quite a number of tickets either at work or at your local pub please ask at the club for a ‘Christmas Draw Pack’ which includes a poster and raffle ticket book these will be available from the academy after 1st October, most importantly do not to forget to buy your own tickets. We are aiming to raise over £750 so any help you can give would be very much appreciated.

Saturday 21st December CHRISTMAS CINEMA NIGHT – The Academy 6.00pm – 9.00pm

This year we will be having a Christmas Cinema Night for the kids, there will be a Christmas movie, popcorn and a drink. It will be just £5 to enter and friends of students attending the academy are very welcome to come along. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to get a bit of last minute Christmas shopping done without having the kids tagging along. Open to children aged 4 – 16 years

Saturday 18th January 2020 ‘Presentation Evening

This will be held at the Riverside, Whitworth, Rossendale. Doors will open 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start. This event includes the presentation of awards to students who successfully passed grades in 2019 and will see us reveal who our instructors feel is the deserving winner of the much coveted ‘Student of the Year’ award.

This event, which will include a hot supper is subsidised by the academy so the cost for admission is just £5 per person to be paid on the door. We very much look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible on what is always an extremely enjoyable evening.