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Master Wood returns from France for Christmas belt examinations

Proud founder Master Bruce Wood looks forward to the future of our art ................

Posted on: 22 December 2017
Chief Instructor Gordon McIver recieves Inspiration award

Mr McIver’s dedication to Sooyang Do whilst battling prostate cancer led him to receiving the Inspiration award at this years Aberdeen’s Sport Awards........

Posted on: 04 November 2017
£5,000 raised for Clan at UKSA fundraising event

UKSA martial artists train for 13 hours for local North East charity Clan..........................

Posted on: 02 July 2017

More promotions for Sooyang Do Martial Art Students

February ends on a high for Instructors and Students ..............

First of all, we would like to congratulate everyone involved in our belt examinations, on 28th February 2016, particularly those who achieved promotion to the next level.  The technical standard was commendably high and, although Master Wood identified a few technical areas which could be improved upon, our instructors will continue to strive to eradicate any faults or misunderstandings, thereby further increasing the benefits of Sooyang Do for the students themselves.

We would also, once more, like to thank all of the examiners, instructors, volunteers, junior leaders, students and parents alike for making our events such a huge success and we are already looking forward to the next examinations in May 2016.


For those who are perhaps unaware, Ms Hart has recently opened a new Sooyang Do school in Torphins.  This new school is already proving to be extremely successful, with some 20 new students attending within the first three weeks.


Mr& Mrs McIver have recently opened a Sooyang Do class for pre-school children at Curl Aberdeen.  This experimental class will concentrate on providing a fun introduction to Sooyang Do without the need for technical appraisal or syllabus, which will hopefully lead to the youngsters enrolling in the more advanced class when they are sufficiently mature.

Some Sooyang Do clubs have decided to open their doors to the general public, should they wish to participate in a Sooyang Do class to benefit Sports Relief.  This opportunity runs from 14th- 19th March 2016 and is being offered at the following clubs: 

Portlethen Academy, Portlethen - Monday 14th March 8pm - 9pm

Skene Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene - Monday 14th March 7pm - 8pm

Kemnay Village Hall, Kemnay - Monday 14th March 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Curl Aberdeen, Summerhill, Aberdeen - Tuesday 15th March 8pm - 9pm

Inverurie Academy, Inverurie - Tuesday 15th March 8pm - 9pm

Banchory Town Hall, Banchory - Tuesday 15th March 7pm - 8pm

Oldmachar Academy, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen - Tuesday 15th March 7pm - 8pm

Howe Trinity Church, Alford - Tuesday 15th March 7pm - 8pm

Westdyke Leisure Centre, Westhill - Wednesday 16th March 7pm - 8pm

Cairncry Community Centre, Aberdeen - Wednesday 16th March 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Newmachar Scout Hut, Newmachar - Thursday 17th March 7pm - 8pm

Ellon Academy Community Campus, Ellon - Thursday 17th March 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Meldrum Academy, Oldmeldrum - Friday 18th March 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Peterculter Sports Centre, Peterculter, Aberdeen - Friday 18th March (females only) 7pm - 8pm

Mackie Academy, Stonehaven - Saturday 19th March 11am -12 noon

Balmedie Leisure Centre, Balmedie - Saturday 19th March 11.30am - 12.30pm

We would like to extend a warm welcome to two new trainee instructors- Mr Peter Hepburn and Miss Kirsty Finnie (both Westhill) and hope they go on to become successful instructors in the future.


Mrs McIver has also recently announced the promotion of three young students at her Portlethen club to the role of “Junior Leader”, thereby helping to ensure the continued development of Sooyang Do in the future.


To conclude (for the moment) we are holding our annual all-night Sooyang Do workout or “focusmittathon”on the 23rd April  in aid of Clan.  All students are welcome to attend for a short or long period, in aid of this well deserving charitable cause.

Jin Sil !

Posted on: 04 March 2016