Fortitude Academy - HEAD OFFICE

Literary and Social Institute,,  Lower Ground,,  East Grinstead,,  West Sussex,,  RH19 1BG.


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Welcome to Fortitude Academy


Martial Arts Classes for the whole family!

Fortitude Martial Arts Academy offers a variety of Taekwon-Do classes in Kent, Surrey & Sussex.

Students can begin training from 3 years old, starting with our Ninjas class for 3-5 year olds, moving in to the Dragons class for 6-8 year olds and then the Juniors class for 9-12 year olds and finally the Seniors (Teens / Adults) class from 13 years +. 

We also hold Family Classes which are increasingly popular with our members; the classes are structured so that you can comfortably train together with your family. We recommend that children are aged from 6 years old when participating with a family member.

Please check out all of our available Locations.

For more specific information about Fortitude Academy and our martial arts classes, please visit our About Us page or Classes page.

We teach a traditional ITF Taekwon-Do syllabus with modern martial art training methods, which enables our students to learn a realistic self-defence in exciting and fun classes. We are associated to the National Taekwon-Do Alliance UK who are affiliated to ITF HQ.

Taekwon-Do is an art of self-defence founded by a Korean General named Choi Hong Hi (Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree 1918-2002). Taekwon-Do was officially recognised on 11th April 1955 when General Choi after exhaustive researching, developing and experimenting proclaimed Taekwon-Do to the world as a completely valid and unique martial art.

Translated literally ‘Tae’ stands for kicking, jumping, flying or smashing with the foot. ‘Kwon’ denotes the fist – chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. ‘Do’ means the art or the way – the right way built by Saints and Sages of the past.

Our Classes


NINJAS - 3-5 YEAR OLDS


Your child's Taekwon-Do journey starts here! a programme focused on martial arts skills and games.


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DRAGONS - 6-8 YEAR OLDS


Help your child develop their confidence, fitness, discipline and skills for all aspects of their life through martial arts training!


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JUNIORS - 9-12 YEAR OLDS


Choose an exercise regime that supports your child's education; channelling their energy positively!


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SENIORS - 13 YEARS +



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FAMILY - 6 YEARS OLDS +



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Meet the Team


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Master David Hodson VII
Founding Master Instructor - Oxted, Westerham & East Grinstead

Master David Hodson VII

Founding Master Instructor - Oxted, Westerham & East Grinstead

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Mrs Simone Hodson V
Founding Chief Instructor, Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer

Mrs Simone Hodson V

Founding Chief Instructor, Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer

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Mr Michael Simmonds VI
Chief Instructor - Haywards Heath, Horsham and Sevenoaks

Mr Michael Simmonds VI

Chief Instructor - Haywards Heath, Horsham and Sevenoaks

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Mrs Kirstie Andrews-Millson V
Senior Instructor - Tunbridge Wells & Southborough

Mrs Kirstie Andrews-Millson V

Senior Instructor - Tunbridge Wells & Southborough

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Mr Chris Moat IV
Senior Instructor - Oldham

Mr Chris Moat IV

Senior Instructor - Oldham

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Mr Richard Miles IV
Senior Instructor - Hildenborough

Mr Richard Miles IV

Senior Instructor - Hildenborough

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Miss Elinor Buckle III
Instructor - Tonbridge

Miss Elinor Buckle III

Instructor - Tonbridge

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Miss Samantha Tilley III
Instructor - Maidstone

Miss Samantha Tilley III

Instructor - Maidstone

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Mrs Nicola Holland III
Instructor - Sevenoaks - Wrotham

Mrs Nicola Holland III

Instructor - Sevenoaks - Wrotham

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Mr Graeme Holland III
Instructor - Sevenoaks - Wrotham

Mr Graeme Holland III

Instructor - Sevenoaks - Wrotham

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Mr Mark Harrold III
Instructor - Coulsdon

Mr Mark Harrold III

Instructor - Coulsdon

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Mr Tim Pitman II
Instructor - Beckenham

Mr Tim Pitman II

Instructor - Beckenham

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Mr Trevor Burningham II
Instructor - Reigate

Mr Trevor Burningham II

Instructor - Reigate

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Damyanti Chauhan I
Office Manager

Damyanti Chauhan I

Office Manager

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Debs Wheeler
Office Administrator

Debs Wheeler

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Location


 Fortitude - Beckenham


Beckenham, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Burgess Hill


Burgess Hill, West Sussex,
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 Fortitude - Coulsdon


Coulsdon, Kenley Surrey,
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 Fortitude - East Grinstead

Literary & Social Institute,
Queens Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1BG
Tel: 01342302192

 Fortitude - Haywards Heath


Haywards Heath, West Sussex,
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 Fortitude - Horsham


Horsham, West Sussex,
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 Fortitude - Limpsfield


Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey,
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 Fortitude - Maidstone


Maidstone, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Oxted


Oxted, Surrey,
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 Fortitude - Reigate


Reigate, Surrey,
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 Fortitude - Sevenoaks


Sevenoaks, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Sevenoaks, Wrotham


Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Tonbridge, Hildenborough


Hildenborough Kent
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 Fortitude - Tonbridge, Kings Hill


Kings Hill, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Tonbridge, Paddock Wood


Paddock Wood, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Tunbridge Wells, Southborough


Southborough, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Tunbridge Wells


Tunbridge Wells, Kent,
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 Fortitude - Westerham


Westerham, Kent,
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What People Say


" My sons attend Taekwondo, one is in Ninjas (3-5 year olds) and the other in Dragons (6-8 year olds). My elder son joined last year and gets very excited every week he goes and enjoys it massively!! My younger son is non-verbal autistic, and although some days he doesn't want to play ball Mr Hodson is fantastic with him, he is patient, kind and always gets my son involved in the class! Mrs Hodson is also very kind and approachable and it's a very friendly class. I am really pleased I introduced both my boys to Taekwondo and I believe this will be their passion for a long time!! I would recommend Fortitude to all my friends!!! "

Parent, East Grinstead

"My son started taekwondo at Fortitude 5 years ago and loves it! In addition to the fitness and self-defence benefits, he has gained maturity and confidence in a family-friendly environment. Mr Harrold is an excellent role model, highly knowledgeable, professional and supportive, particularly during lockdown, when he went above and beyond expectations. I have recommended Fortitude to friends and honestly believe it has benefited my son to become the well rounded boy he is today. Thanks again to Mr Harrold and the Fortitude team."

Parent, Coulsdon

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