Don’t forget to sign up for the Class 3 Judge Course on Saturday 25th March 2017.
This is an excellent opportunity to study the rules of Taekwondo!
Please hand the following form in by email to Master Ali by Tuesday 21st March 2017
K R. Ali Taekwondo Academy has held its 1st official British taekwondo Dan Grading this Saturday hosted at the Rossett sports centre.
Students from K R. Ali taekwondo academy were also joined by students from master Atif Arshad of Momentum Taekwondo based in Scotland and Master Scott Coullie from Kangchul black belt Taekwondo Academy. K R. Ali Academy’s Grading was held and examined by 6th Dan Master Kambiz R Ali founder and master of Harrogate taekwondo and was also assisted by 4th Dan Master Atif and 6th Dan Master Scott. Students from K R. Ali taekwondo and Momentum Taekwondo were Graded under the official World taekwondo Federation guidelines and the results of the Grading were very much satisfactory.
At the end of Grading, all of Harrogate taekwondo academy’s students received a well-deserved grade promotion for their months of hard work and was also happy to present its students with their 1st Dan grades. 3 students from momentum Taekwondo also attended for the day’s event and master Ali was very delighted to provide them with their 1st Dan black belts following their performance as well.
Black belts also graded with Master Ali on the day Julie Roth who received her 2nd Dan following her performance. the Mayor councillor Nick Brown also attended and spectated the event as the eager students underwent their much-anticipated grading and at the end, the Mayor was happy to congratulate and present the students with hard earned grade promotion certificates and also awarded commendation letter to Team K R. Ali’s students who performed exceptionally at the recent competitions. The mayor of Harrogate said he very “impressed and pleased” with the Students performance especially considering how even the younger students aging only at 5 years age were so well behaved and proficient in their art “and that he was very grateful and happy to have worked the Harrogate taekwondo Academy for the 10 months he that has since he became Mayor and that he was very pleased to be working Master Kambiz R Ali, the Mayor expressed deep gratitude to Master Ali for 10 years services to Harrogate calling him “A Hero of Harrogate” for teaching Harrogate’s citizens the art of Taekwondo, bonding with the community and even representing Harrogate at competitions and away in distant places such as South Korea where Master Kambiz’s efforts led to the opening of Harrogate road in Seoul and that he deeply respects the art of taekwondo and its practitioners to conclude the day’s grading.
Master Ali had this to say: “I am very pleased to have held today’s grading and to have had Master Scott and Master Atif and students join us today. it has been a very productive day for everyone involved and I’m very happy to welcome 4 new students to the rank of black belt. Today everyone has exceptionally well but there is still much hard work and training to be done and I hope today’s results will inspire everyone to keep training and train even harder especially with the Mayor cup Championships on its way in May. I would also like to thank Masters Scott and Atif and the Mayor of Harrogate councillor Nick Brown for their assistance and presence at the grading their help has inspired and helped today for certain. I would like to thank Andy Rowson from Eagle eye photography for his help as our press officer at today’s grading and in our past events as well and finally I want to thank all Team K. R. Ali for all their hard work and continuing to train and progress in the art of taekwondo and they have all done very well and definitely deserve their new grades.”
Master Ali is up for 2 Yorkshire Choice awards. Vote for him to win Sporting Achievement of the Year and Inspirational Individual of the Year here!
To sign up for the Poomsea Seminars with Grandmaster Ik Pil Kang 8th Dan or the Mayor Cup, please visit the registration website.
Harrogate Taekwondo Club were recently featured on ITV News across North Yorkshire. The feature was to showcase the club hosting an international seminar and Mayor Cup International Open in May 2017 at the Rossett Sports Centre.
The events have been organised by the Harrogate Tae Kwon Do Academy founder and Sixth Dan Black Belt Kambiz R Ali, who formed the club more than a decade ago.
You can watch the news clip
Mayor Hosts Cultural exchange (Oct 2017)
The Mayor of Harrogate, Councillor Nick Brown welcomed a group of Council members from Jung- gu district is Seoul, South Korea at the weekend. The visitors, led by Mr Gi Rae Kim Chair of Jung-gu District council, are on an exchange to come and look at Harrogate’s cultural and sporting faculties, and to cement further relationships between the two Nations. The hope is that a favourable visit could lead to further visits and promotion of Harrogate as a tourist destination for South Koreans.
This event was facilitated by Master Kambiz R.Ali 6th Dan from Harrogate and Master Lee 7th Danbased in Seoul. Who with the support of British Taekwondo Chief Executive Officer, Mark Aberlly, and local Councillor Stan Lumley cabinet member for culture and support and John McGiven the councils Leisure, Development and events Manager discussed with the 8 member delegation the potential for Harrogate to Host an International Taekwondo event to be known as the Mayor’s Cup. The South Korean Council is the most affluent in Seoul and their support to promote the international event in Korea could be the key aspect to getting the project started.
As part of their cultural experience, the delegation took in the sights of the Valley Gardens, and the Pump Room Museum to sample the waters which gave Harrogate its reputation as a Spa town and for healing during the Victorian age. A trip to Knaresborough to view the Castle and the spectacular view of the river. Time was also taken to see the Roman walls of York, and visit some of the famous museums as well as the Cathedral, not to mention a Bird of prey demonstration. A visitation to Leeds also was on the cards as the visitors viewed the city and took in the spectacular Leeds Town Hall, and a tour round ITV’s Television Centre.
The Councillors also met up with Inspector Matt Walker from North Yorkshire Police and took the opportunity to discuss aspects of anti-bullying and self defence projects. This was followed on to speak with Damien Smith, Head of development for Yorkshire sport, with a view to encouraging more girls in sport such as ‘KickSister’ and providing self defence programs.
Emphasis on Harrogate’s ability to host an International event, as they were shown around the Yorkshire Events Centre by Sales Manager Paul Ashton, who’s venue could hold sufficient seating and space to enable an event to happen. The South Korean Councillors stayed in the Crown and Cairn Hotel, where they could fully appreciate the high standard of Hotel accommodation the town has to offer to South Korean visitors and Taekwondo athletes alike.
They were also impressed by the variation of restaurants and bars the town had to offer, and relished the fare at the Jinnah restaurant.
Mayor Nick Brown and Master Kambiz R.Ali (above)
Team Harrogate K.R.Ali and Korean MPs from Jung-Gu Council at Harrogate The Hydro
British taekwondo CEO Mark Abberley, Mayor Nick Brown, Master k.R.Ali & Master Jung Il Lee at Harrogate Council Chamber.
Team Harrogate become British National Champions in Nottingham. (05 & 06 Nov 2016)
Harrogate K.R.Ali Taekwondo Academy is celebrating its major success at the taekwondo Poomsae nationals held in Nottingham this weekend. Master Kambiz R.Ali founder of Harrogate taekwondo acadamy, 3rd Dan black belt Ghazal R.Ali and 2nd dan black belt Martin Squires offered their years of experience and support to Harrogate’s team of 18 players as they participated in the weekend’s competition held at the wildcats arena in Nottingham.
Participating for team Harrogate was: Master Kambiz R. Ali, Ghazal R. Ali, Aaron Leith, Katherine Bennett, Miles Heslop, Tyler Heslop, Amelia Heslop, Evan Hill, Benjamin Arlet, Megan Smith, Oscar Pearson, Harry Muncaster, Jacob henderson, Satpal Hunjan, Dillon Smith, Samuel Street and Jade Holt participating in their respective individual, pair and team Categories. between them Team Harrogate were successful in securing an amazing 48 medals: 6 bronze, 12 silver and 30 Gold.
Team Harrogate was also awarded the GB Poomsae national Kup grade champions Trophy and the GB Poomsae Overall team champions Trophy, adding to an already very successful weekend.
Master Ali had this to share: "this has been a very good competition for us. We have proven ourselves as champions and I am very very proud of my team. This has been a major step for many of students and only the first for some, so we have a lot to celebrate. I am very eager for our future competitions and am confident we will be successful based on our performance this weekend.
Also I want to give a Special thanks all the parents and family of our team who attended to give their support and to our press officer Andy Rowson of eagle eye photography who traveled all the way to Nottingham from Harrogate to capture our team’s success". For more information about starting the Olympic sport Tae Kwon Do please contact master Ali on:
Date: 07 Sep 2016
Dear Parent / Guardian,
KTA Monthly Fees
Please can you ensure your September monthly student fees have been paid by Monday 05th September.
All late payments after this date will be charged an additional Admin fee of £10.00.
The current monthly plan is as follows:
1- 4 hours per month – £30
2- 8 hours per month – £50
1 hour lessons (Pay as you go) – £10 per hour
All Hydro sessions to be paid on entry
• Special rates are available for Blue belts and above for those who wish to train more. Please talk to Master K. R. Ali for more details.
• Monthly payments are based on 48 weeks per year (the club is closed for 2 weeks in August and 2 weeks over Christmas)
• Cash or Cheque (Cheques made payable to KTA Harrogate)
• Standing Order (For full bank details please email Master Ali)
Master K.R.Ali ADSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRSC
6th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt
Founder of Harrogate KTA
2014 & 2016 World Taekwondo Hanmadang Bronze medallist
2015 British National Bronze medallist
2015-2016 Member of Team GBR Poomsae Squad
Phone: (44) 7944 988806