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What's New? Updated 19 January 2017
19 Jan
Sooyang Do raises £1111.42 for local charity
Sooyang Do die hards have a splash on Boxing Day and raise £1111.42 for a local North East charity CLAN Cancer support.

A team of 7 Sooyang Do members joined a further 200participants (approx)at the Aberdeen's Lions Club annual "Nippy Dipper" in the North Sea.

Lead by pipers and Aberdeen's Lord Provost they headed down to meet their challenger, the North Sea.

Up to their waists in water with doboks on they battled against the elements and performed a number of martial art drills in true martial art spirit until the final bell was rang.

Was it cold ? NO, BALTIC, Worth it? ABSOLUTELY.

The £1111.42 that was raised was added to the total that had been raised by a 12 hour Focus mitt challenge earlier in the year making the 2016 total raised for CLAN a tremendous £5094.22.

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Jackie Chan with Jaden Smith in the Karate Kid
19 Aug
NAKMAS feature: Benefits of Martial Arts for Children
Are you a fitness enthusiast?
Are you keen to initiate your child into martial arts?

Well, if you can relate to the above situations reading this post may be a good idea!

Do you feel that martial arts training may make your child turn violent and aggressive? Worry no more! Read this article to find out how learning martial arts can aid your child's psychological, physical as well as behavioural development.

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  • 23 Mar '16: Statement issued by the NAKMAS National Management Committee in relation to English Karate >Read more
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ER Kickboxing Club
Kick-starter, Megan

Kick-starter Megan

Megan achieves grade despite Down's Syndrome

The East Riding Kickboxing Club is proud to announce that Megan (as pictured) achieved her first kickboxing grade, despite Down's Syndome. NAKMAS also shares the proud moment.

East Riding Kickboxing Club is headed by respected Joy Peacock 2nd Dan.

East Riding Kickboxing website is via
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Sooyang Do Success
Gordon McIver and Colleen McIver representing Sooyang Do
Aberdeen Sports Awards Sooyang Do Martial Art Success

Sooyang Do is traditional in its adherence to the time honoured virtues of Courtesy, Integrity, Humility and Respect which is reflected in the Sooyang Do motto "Jin Sil" meaning "Truth"

Congratulations to Sooyang Do Martial Art on achieving the Highly Commended award via Aberdeen Sports Awards.

Sooyang Do Martial Art is headed by respected Chief Instructor, Bruce Wood 5th Dan.

Sooyang Do Martial Art website via

MAI Grass Roots
MAI October 2016 issue
NAKMAS: Martial arts for children

NAKMAS highlights the benefits of martial arts within Martial Arts Illustrated (MAI) October 2016 issue

Children from all walks of life and of all ages can benefit from martial arts within the United Kingdom and NAKMAS has put the case over via a four page editorial feature inside the MAI magazine.

Click here to view the editorial via pdf file.

Autism & Martial Arts
By NAKMAS' Director of Operations, Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis 6th Dan
Autism and Martial Arts - By Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis

NAKMAS' Director of Operations, Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis 6th Dan writes about Autism in the Martial Arts.

This book offers a start to finish guide for potential autistic students, their parents and for teachers who are or want to teach students with autism.The book is not about autism theory per se, but is a practical guide aimed at young autistic individuals who want to take up a martial art, but need to know more.

Hardback - ISBN: 978-0-9933142-0-9 - About £12 from Amazon or £10 inclusive via NAKMAS.

Click here to order via NAKMAS or click here to order via Amazon UK.

Click here to view the short Author video via Vimeo.

The double side of Joe Ellis

The double side of the NAKMAS National Chair, Joe Ellis 7th Dan (Karate)

People in Focus met with Joe Ellis some years ago to discuss the English Tea Room Guide that Joe runs. People in Focus thought they would update the editorial by re-interviewing Joe.

Click here to view the editorial via pdf flip file.

Joe Ellis English Tea Room Guide Facebook page is via

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NAKMAS PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW

Telephone: 01227 370055 Fax: 01227 370056

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9am until 4pm
Fridays: 9am until 3pm

While there is a member of staff or Management available as far as possible, during office hours, there are times when we use an intimate call centre. This is mostly first thing, last thing, at lunchtimes or in times of sickness or leave. If you leave them your name, club code, contact number and a brief message, we will endeavour to return your call as soon as we are available. Alternatively you can drop us an email to which we can respond instead.