Black Belt Grading & Pre-Grading Sessions

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Black Belt grading is now only 3 months away! If you are hoping to enter this grading, please read the below information!

Before you take your black belt grading, you are required to participate in 3 pre-grading training sessions with some of the top instructors and masters of the TAGB, including Grand Master Paul Donnelly! The dates have now been revealed:

Pre-Grading Date 1: 23rd September 2018: 9:30am start for Black Tags with World Master Pat Carter.

Pre-Grading Date 2: 30th September 2018: 9:30am start for Black Tags with World Master Pat Carter.

Pre-Grading Date 3: 7th October 2018: 9:30am start for Black Tags with Grand Master Paul Donnelly.

Please note: All Black Tags or Black Belts looking to grade in October must attend all 3 of these sessions. It is also compulsory for Red Belts and above who are not grading to attend at least 1 of these sessions above.
As this is hosted by the TAGB, not West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do, Costs May Apply. 

Pre Black Belt Training is hosted by Dudley TAGB at Ellowes Hall School, Stickley Ln, Dudley DY3 2JH

The Black Belt Grading Dates are as following:

All BLACK BELTS (Grading for 2nd Degree or Above): Friday 19th October 2018

All BLACK TAGS will be either: Saturday 20th October 2018 / Sunday 21st October 2018.
Dates and Times will be confirmed closer to the date.

For any further information or any questions regarding the black belt grading, please contact World Master Vince Farquharson.

Summer Holidays 2018

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It is that time of the year again! Schools out, Suns out, Holidays are on the way! But we are not going without your dose of Tae Kwon-Do.

Here is the list so far of the Tae Kwon-Do instructor holiday’s and school closures:

Bilston Closure Dates: Wednesday 15th August & Wednesday 22nd August.

All Willenhall Classes will be on as normal – however World Master Vince Farquharson will be covering these lessons on the following dates:
Friday 10th August
Friday 17th August
Friday 24th August


As you all know already, both Black Belt and Colour Belt Gradings are approaching! Students are still required to attend as many lessons as possible over the summer, especially coming up to grading!
For all students going on holiday, we hope you all have a fantastic time.


This list will be updates as and when required, keep your eye out for more updates coming soon!

West Midlands Tae Kwon Do TAGB – ‘It’s Coming Home!’

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Our local tae kwon do team are set to compete amongst 2,000 hopeful competitors at the Arena Birmingham for this year’s Tae Kwon Do International World Championships! Competitors will travel across the globe from as far afield as Australia all with the hope of becoming a World Champion.

Across the weekend, 21st – 22nd July, the the eight strong squad will compete in a variety of sparring and patterns categories. The team includes Birmingham paralegal Stacey Cockbill who will vye for a title in the Ladies Lightweight Black Belt division. Also going for gold in the heavily contested Black belt division is St John’s ambulance volunteer Lorna Waring who will be competing in the welterweight category. The ladies will be coaching our junior members Gracie and Emilie Bedenham who along with cadet Gillis Robbie from West Bromwich and Tore Lamont from Dudley have all been completing a strenuous three day a week training programme! The team will be joined by Bella Rhodes from Bilston who will be competing in the patterns and sparring category and Arran Campbell from Tipton club who will be hoping to bring home gold in the Men’s Blue Belt division. The squad have all put in so much effort in the run up to this huge international competition and feel so fortunate to be competing on home soil.

Senior World Master Vince Farquharson stated ‘The whole team have worked so hard. We would like to wish them all good luck and success. We have a phrase in this club which is ‘train hard fight easy.’ I am confident that our motto will translate onto the competition arena.

For more information about joining our clubs please email or call Vince on 07375119483

Tae Kwon Do World Champions 2018 Entry Forms

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Please note: members of the TAGB can only enter through their instructor, entrys from TAGB students will not be accepted.

Please be very careful to complete the correct form.

To download a form, right click on the link and select save as

Juniors (up to & including 10 years)

Juniors (11 to 14 years inclusive)

Cadets (15 to 17 years inclusive)

Adults Coloured Belt

Adults Black Belt

Executive & Super Executive

Students Triumphant in National Black Belt Grading.

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Students attended Black Belt gradings hosted by the TAGB, Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain, between Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April 2018. The bi-annual Black Belt Grading event saw around 500 tae kwon do practitioners travel nationally from as far afield as Scotland to Bristol to test their skills against a five strong panel of highly skilled 8th and 9th degree GrandMaster Examiners.

Locally Stacey Cockbill, a Birmingham paralegal supermom who trains at West Bromwich TAGB and Claire Dixon, a keen physiotherapist, from Tipton TAGB school put in an outstanding performance in patterns and free sparring to be promoted to the grade of first degree black belt.

Assistant Instructors Georgia Elwell, from Dudley TAGB and Jack Didlock, from Willenhall TAGB along with Robyn Middup-Jones, who trains at Kidderminster TAGB, were all awarded second degree black belt status.

The group celebrated further success with Tipton TAGB instructor Craig Mason training extremely hard whilst running his schools across three years to achieve his third degree black belt status.

To start your journey to black belt today contact West Midlands Tae Kwon Do on 07375119483 or email

Dartmouth Park Spring Fair – West Bromwich TAGB

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Dartmouth Park Spring Fair – West Bromwich TAGB

Date: 19th May 2018
Time: 11am until 2pm

Please support your club!

All members of West Midlands Tae Kwon Do are invited to attend this popular event to give a short demonstration of our training session to include pad work, patterns and sparring in the park.

We attend this event every year and it is always fun for the family.

We will be promoting our club and having a fun outdoors training session.

Please come along if you can. (This will run directly after our usual Sparfit class 10-10.45am at West Bromwich Leisure Centre B70 7AZ)

Everyone welcome.



West Bromwich and Oldbury Tae Kwon Do Student awarded Best in Grading Accolade

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West Bromwich and Oldbury Tae Kwon Do Student awarded Best in Grading Accolade


Yufan Chen, age 10, from West Bromwich TAGB Tae Kwon Do club participated in his first martial arts examination along with ninety other students from across the West Midlands. This was the largest West Midlands grading to date with students from twelve different schools hoping to advance in their tae kwon do training and be awarded their next belt.

Yufan started training with instructor Claire Southall (3rd degree black belt) last December with his friends and family in order to improve his fitness and self defence and has really improved in his confidence since starting at the club.

The examination which is held at the West Midlands Tae Kwon Do headquarters in Dudley was hosted by World Master Vincent Farquharson (7th degree black belt) who was very impressed by the student’s standard at such a young age. Yufan was tested by World Master Paul Donnelly (8th degree black belt) who cited his excellent stances, focus and power were the reason he won the award.

Yufan passed with flying colours achieving the coveted A pass standard along with fellow student Yvonne Li from the club. Also achieving plus passes were students Zishan Cai and Riley Davies who trains at Oldbury TAGB tae kwon do. Every student put in a fantastic performance on the day and a huge amount of effort went into preparing for this grading exam.

Instructor Claire Southall is very proud of all students from the club who passed their grading. All students are all now in training for the TAGB World Championships which are to be held from the 20th-22nd July 2018 in Birmingham.

The club are welcoming new beginners to train with them at West Bromwich Leisure Centre on Saturday mornings. From more information contact Claire on 07402743284 or email See for all class details.