Since the founding of Sooyang Do in 2003 it has become firmly established as the most popular martial
art in the North East of Scotland with around 1000 active participants and 30 separate locations at the
time of writing.
The individual and collective dedication of our instructors which has brought us to this position has
also led to us being the first martial arts organisation to be awarded CLUBCAP accreditation from
Aberdeenshire Council, and more recently from Aberdeen City Council, which reinforces our standing as
a responsibly and scrupulously run organisation.
All of our instructors hold up to date First Aid certification, Enhanced Disclosure certification and Public
Liability Insurance and also regularly attend additional third party coaching sessions to continually
improve their coaching skills and to reinforce their awareness of issues such as those surrounding the
teaching of children and vulnerable adults.
Sooyang Do is specifically designed to be suitable for all ages (5 upwards) and for all ability levels. No
previous martial arts experience is necessary and the main requirement is enthusiasm.
Each belt level has a formal syllabus which must be learned to enable the student to progress to
the next level. The technical progress of each student is monitored by way of grading events (belt
examinations) which are held every three months and students must train on average twice per week to
be eligible for grading.
We hope that you will obtain any information you require from our website but would welcome any
requests for further information.
Change of Location for Gradings
Gradings will now be held at the Westdyke Center, Westhill. link below for directions