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February 2018

Junior Grading Weekend
Grading times for the Junior Gradings on 10th/11th February are now on the Little Dragon & Karate Kids Gradings pages (respectively) in the Members Area!

Interested in joining?
Full information about coming along to Team Black Belt can be found on 'Join Us' page.
(Please note, we are now booking up to 9 months ahead for Little Dragon spaces, please contact us as soon as you know you may be interested to avoid disappointment!)

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Who we are....
Team Black Belt's Principal Instructor, Mike Turbitt, is a 4th Dan Black Belt in the Wado Ryu style of Karate. He has been a Black Belt for over 30 years, starting in Karate when he was 16 years old. He runs the school in conjunction with his partner, Helen.

What we do....
Our aim is to build a child's confidence and self-esteem through achievement in a fun and friendly atmosphere. We do this by practising karate & self-defence activities, mixing in games and movements that develop co-ordination, balance, quick reactions and early karate skills. (To see video clips of some of our classes, please visit the Little Dragons or Karate Kids pages under the Classes tab above)

When we do it....
The classes listed below run Mondays to Thursdays
5.15pm to 5.50pm - (LD)Little Dragon Beginners (5yrs-6.5yrs)
6.00pm to 6.40pm - (KK1)Karate Kids Beginners (6.5yrs-9yrs)
6.45pm to 7.25pm - (KK2)Karate Kids Beginners & Intermediates(9yrs - 11yrs)

Ages indicated are a rough guide to the average age of children in those classes. Unfortunately we don't currently have classes that are suitable for older child beginners around age 12-14yrs.

We also run a Saturday morning class for pre-schoolers, pop over to our Panda Tots page to check it out!

How much it costs....
To help you decide whether you would like to join Team Black Belt, we offer a 3 week 'trial period' with lessons discounted to £10 for all 3 lessons.

If you decide to join us, there is no minimum period of membership, and you can give notice to quit at any time. Fees are payable monthly, in advance, by direct debit, (which is for 1 years training, divided into 12 equal payments), with £10 per month discount for 2nd+ family members.

>>> 1 student, training once a week is £36 per calendar month.
>>> 2 students from the same family, training once a week each is discounted to £62 per calendar month.
(Please note, these fees are current until March 2019).

What to do if you're interested in joining us....
We have New Student intakes for children 3 times a year, just after Solihull school half terms in February, May & October.

This is when you would come along for the first of your trial lessons, and if you like it, you just keep coming along! We only offer trial lessons at these times, and in classes with availability, in order to ensure that if a student enjoys themselves, that we have a place to offer them to avoid disappointment.

Contact us as soon as you think your child might be interested, as we have waiting lists of several months for some classes! At the very latest, places for each of these intakes needs to be booked BEFORE the half term break.

(Please note, if your child has a friend who would also like to join, we MUST be contacted directly by that child's parents, as unfortunately, we can't accept a booking from you on their behalf. However, if you mention the friendship in your message, we will try to offer them places in the same class).

In order to arrange a trial lesson, please contact Helen by CLICKING HERE