Harrogate Taekwondo Club Featured on ITV News

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.
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Mayor Hosts Cultural exchange (Oct 2017)

 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 Harrogates 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 Mayors 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 ITVs 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 Harrogates ability to host an International event, as they were shown around the Yorkshire Events Centre by Sales Manager Paul Ashton, whos 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 K.R.Ali TKD become 2016 National Taekwondo Poomsae Champion (06 Nov 2016)

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: 07944988806 Or by email:kta.harrogate@yahoo.co.uk or visit our website at: www.harrogatetaekwondo.co.uk.






KTA Monthly Fees is due now! 07 Sep 16

 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)

Payment methods:

• Cash or Cheque (Cheques made payable to KTA Harrogate) 

• Standing Order (For full bank details please email Master Ali)


Many thanks

Master K.R.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

Email:   kta.harrogate@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.harrogatetaekwondo.co.uk


Master K.R.Ali won a Bronze medal at 2016 World Taekwondo Hanmadang Aug 2016

 With the Nations eyes on Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Master Kambiz R.Ali 6th Dan packed his bags to take the trip to Seoul in South Korea for his third consecutive year. 

Master Ali and his daughter Miss Gazell R.Ali were the only England based UK representatives at the World 2016 Hangmadang or ‘Festival of Taekwondo’ where competitors of all ages are able to show off their techniques for Pattern, or Poomsae for both traditional and custom created variations, as well as single technique and destruction or breaking techniques.
Master Ali this year entered the traditional Poomsae section and saw himself up against 28 players from 14 countries. Performing two patterns each round and the average score taken from judges who are looking for accuracy, rhythm and temp of the movements, several rounds were completed to whittle the final round down to 10 competitors. Moving on to the 2nd day and final round, Master Ali had qualified in 4thplace overall, saw the field of 10 perform 2 patterns each and judged on each pattern. Master Ali put in a strong performance to claim Bronze and retain his standing from 2014.
Master Ali also entered into the destruction category of fist breaking. Each competitor has one attempt to break as many roofing tiles as possible in a single punch. This event is down to speed and techniques as well as strength. On his first round Master Ali had slightly misjudged his stance and on the downward strike to the tiles caught near the edge and whilst breaking his tile also damaged his skin and required some stitches. Unfortunately the injury meant he could not progress further in the competition. 
Miss Ali initially entered in the technique event of high jump breaking had to withdraw due to a knee injury sustained in practice.
Master Ali was quoted saying’ Its good to be back here competing in the home of Taekwondo. I am proud of my daughter, Miss Ali who was ready to compete but unable to, and I am really pleased at gaining another medal especially when the other competitors are getting better and more are coming here to compete.’
K.R.Ali ADSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRSC
6th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt
Founder & Instructor
K.R.Ali Taekwondo Academy (K.T.A.)

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