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2023 Dates for your Diary

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

If, like me, you like to be organised, or you are so busy you need to plan far in advance, then this blog is for you. Don't worry, it doesn't contain my usual rantings & ravings - it's just a list of the key dates for students/parents for 2023 (as they currently stand).

Get them in your diary, into your phones or onto your fridge - miss them & miss out!

All of these dates have also already been added to the website & have bene published on the various Facebook sites.


Keep the following Saturdays free:

  • Saturday 17th December 2022

  • Saturday 18th February 2023

  • Saturday 22nd April 2023

  • Saturday 24th June 2023

  • Saturday 26th August 2023

  • Saturday 14th October 2023

  • Saturday 16th December 2023

There are other options available for people who cannot Graduate on a Saturday for religious, cultural or work reasons. Don't miss out - speak to your Instructor & they will advise what options are available to you.

Dan Preparation Seminars

These events, free to students from our Prestwich, Oldham & Middleton Centres, work through the Hyungs (Forms) and Hol Sin Sool (Self-Defences) that students need for the Dan Assessment Days. It is a chance to really get into the detail & to spend concerted time practicing. 1st Gups may attend (red Belts with 2 Blue Tabs) The sessions, which take place between 2.00pm & 4.30pm, are planned for:

  • Saturday 1st April 2023 (Hyungs)

  • Saturday 15th April 2023 (Hol Sin Sool)

  • Saturday 30th September 2023 (Hyungs)

  • Saturday 7th October 2023 (Hol Sin Sool)

Dan Assessment Days

If you are looking to test for your Back Belt (at any level) during 2023, these days are essential:

  • Sunday 23rd April 2023 (all day)

  • Sunday 22nd October 2023 (all day)

Dan Tests

Should you be successful at the Assessment Day, these are the key dates that you cannot miss:

  • Saturday 20th May 2023 (afternoon)

  • Saturday 18th November 2023 (afternoon)

Instructor Training Programme

The times & venues will be advised closer to the time but they are usually held on the first Saturday of the month, so they should be the following dates:

  • Saturday 7th January 2023

  • Saturday 4th February 2023

  • Saturday 4th March 2023

  • Saturday 1st April 2023

  • Saturday 6th May 2023

  • Saturday 3rd June 2023

  • Saturday 1st July 2023

  • Sunday 6th August 2023

  • Sunday 3rd September 2023

  • Sunday 1st October 2023

  • Sunday 5th November 2023

  • Sunday 3rd December 2023

More detail is published on the closed Instructor Training Facebook Group.

Regional Dan Seminars

These sessions are aimed at bringing all the Dan-level students together from across the North West together for a seminar, led by the Masters, covering areas of the syllabus not normally covered in class. The dates for these are:

  • Saturday 20th May 2023 (afternoon)

  • Saturday 18th November 2023 (afternoon)

There is an opportunity to stay on after the seminar to support & join in the Dan Test.

Annual Awards Night

The venue for this will be confirmed closer to the time, but it is being held on Saturday 11th November. It's a great chance to take off the Do Boks and put on the 'Glad Rags' to show off your dance moves, rather than your martial arts ones. Awards presented on the evening include:

  • Most Improved Student

  • Black Belt Attitude

  • Contribution to the Club

Closure Periods

The Prestwich & Oldham Centres will be closed on the following dates. Students should attend for classes on days either side of these periods:

  • Thursday 22nd December 2022 to Monday 2nd January 2023 inclusive

  • Friday 7th April 2023 to Monday 10th April 2023 inclusive

  • Monday 29th May 2023

  • Monday 28th August 2023

  • Friday 22nd December 2023 to Sunday 31st December 2023 inclusive

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