Fortitude Academy - H/O

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

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Tel: 01342302192


Our martial art schools are led by Master David Hodson VII Degree.  Master Hodson has been teaching Taekwon-Do since 1995, starting his first classes in Oxted.

In 2000, Fortitude Martial Arts Academy was established and founded by Master Hodson and his wife Simone Hodson V Degree.  At the time they were teaching in 3 locations; Oxted, Sevenoaks and Haywards Heath.

Principally, it is with huge pride that Fortitude continues to grow.  Essentially made possible through our Instructor Training Course, available to our black belt students. Thus, giving students the opportunity to become the next generation of martial arts instructor.  Therefore by design, Fortitude will continue to progress as a well-established academy, providing expert tuition in areas across Kent, Sussex, and Surrey with a total of 17 locations.  Recently operating a satellite location in Oldham, Lancashire.

Notably, our instructors are hugely experienced and ready to welcome you to their classes. 

With our FREE trial offered to every new student! We know that you will be encouraged to take up the opportunity to attend at one of our locations.

Martial Arts East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham

So, why choose Fortitude Martial Arts Academy?

Our school philosophy is based on empowering the individual student.  Therefore, helping them to discover their inner spirit, to develop the skills, and attitude to make it to black belt and beyond.

🔴 Adults are able to get in the best shape of their lives whilst learning practical self-defence.

🔴 Teenagers channel energy, relieve stress and build self-esteem whilst building a lifelong social circle.

🔴 Children from the age of 3 years old develop confidence and valuable life skills.

Fundamentally, more and more families are choosing us as the best activity to enjoy! To stay fit and healthy for today, for tomorrow, and for life!

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We are not just a Martial Arts school!

Fortitude Martial Arts Academy organise Seminars, Competitions, and Camps throughout the year, and provide monthly gradings. 

Firstly, and importantly, an invitation to grade is based on our unique tip testing programme for the children.  Consequently, this stretches out the gradings appropriately.  Thus, helping the younger students set realistic intermediary goals.

Equally, our Adult students have a timeframe to follow to set themselves individual goals. 

Upon joining we provide a Student Handbook.  The handbook outlines our Ninja Programme and ITF grading syllabus adapted for Fortitude Academy.

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We are committed to our students!

Most importantly, our instructors are Fully Qualified, Insured, hold First Aid & Safeguarding Certificates, and have had the up to date DBS checks. 

Accordingly, every Instructor and Assistant are dedicated to the art of Taekwon-Do.  Duly, 100% committed to their own training and development, essentially ensuring the best quality tuition is provided to you.  Meet our Instructors

Martial Arts supporting children and adults during lockdown

Online Resource

Uniquely, over the last year we have adapted to the needs of our students throughout the most difficult of times! 

Therefore, we have developed an online syllabus and student hub presented by Master Hodson and our Chief/Senior Instructors.  

This is where our budding Taekwon-Do students can tap into their learning at any time, and from anywhere!  So, keeping up to date via pre-recorded syllabus material and online classes is easy.

We encourage students to use this add on learning platform to prepare for gradings, learn new patterns, study, and improve technique.   

Established 2000