Hey Phoenix Family!
If you haven’t been to the Academy lately, look what you’ve missed! Our new renovations to start 2022 off right include new energy efficient lights, fresh paint, new changing room and storage, new seating benches, aaaannnnnddd…..brand new Tatami martial arts mats! This is a serious upgrade that will last many years and provide the best protection for our demanding workouts. Thanks to all that helped make this happen, Master Graves and the whole staff put in many long hours and it really paid off! Come see for yourself and enjoy!
Hey students age 6-11, it’s time for our Phoenix Kids Jingle Night Out event! Once again we will have games, snacks, and best UAE Flag colors in your PJ outfit! Sign up today as space is limited for this super fun event on Friday December 3rd from 5pm to 7pm. Register today at the Academy as it’s fist come first served!
The Annual Phoenix Halloween Spook Fest is Back!
Calling all students ages 6-11, our most popular kids Themed Night Out is here again! There will be fun games, treats and a contest for the best costume of the night, so get creative and show your fun, spooky looks to scare your friends or make them laugh! Call today as due to COVID spaces are limited. See you there!
Phoenix Academy Summer Camp is back! After last summer’s isolation due to COVID restrictions we are proud to announce the Annual Summer Camp is here at last for all belt levels from age 5-12. We will have games and skills workshops that cover poomse, weapons, fun sparring, and more! Don’t miss basic Parkour obstacle course balloon games and the always popular DODGEBALL! 340 AED covers the three day camp, snacks, and a special camp T-shirt! Sign up today as space will be limited!
Phoenix Academy Third Annual Board Breaking Championship Another Great Success!
The third installment of our annual board breaking tournament was an amazing experience for everyone that came out to show their skills. Students from our Little Tigers age 4-5 were fierce competitors! More advanced belt levels and age groups had increasingly difficult breaking techniques such as jumping and spinning kicks that demanded a combination of precise timing and power to earn a gold medal! Many thanks to our adult students that volunteered to judge, referee, and organize the event to give our students the valuable experience of performing under pressure. Go Phoenix!
NEW STUDENT SPECIAL FOR 2021!!
We have a special offer for new students of any experience level, from ages 4 to 94, join us today and see why Phoenix Academy was named a Top Ranked Dojang by World Taekwondo Federation in Korea! For AED 200 we offer special class timings for four beginner classes over a 14 day period to see if our program is right for you. We also throw in a free Taekwondo uniform and belt to begin your journey. Learn discipline, self-defense, and self confidence while making new friends. Join Today!.
Happy 10th Birthday Phoenix Academy!
It has been an amazing journey with many friends and families sharing with us along the way. We want to thank everyone that has supported our students, staff, and community over the years! From our humble beginnings at the American School of Dubai with a small class on February 23rd, 2011 to our growing classes at our modern facility in Al Quoz, and the COVID lockdown forcing us to switch to zoom classes. We have had many students earn their Black Belt over the years, our Competition and Demonstration Teams have won lots of trophies and medals, we sponsored First Aid and Leadership Seminars, Kids Night out and Halloween Parties too! We hope to continue for years to come and prove again that a Black Belt is just a White Belt that never gave up!
Congratulations to all New Black Belts!
Great job to all our newest Black Belt students that successfully earned your first Dan! Everyone worked very hard over the last few months with the COVID restrictions that made it even more challenging. We has most of the 3 hour test in our Dojang but held the board breaking portion of the test outdoors and on zoom so families and friends could cheer them on. It is an amazing accomplishment for students of all ages, so be proud of yourselves and thankful to your families that have supported you on this life journey. Well Done!!
Belt Testing Schedule 2020-2021
See our updated belt testing schedule for all ranks and age groups for the coming season. Plan your training and class attendance starting today! These dates and timings may be subject to change so check back and follow us on social media to get any updates.
Poomse Skill Series Workshops!
Sign up now for this years Poomse/Form Skill Workshop series being offered this fall. There will be four different levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Levels. We are offering five sessions to strengthen your foundation in stances and techniques, building on this to improve your precision and strength. There will be demonstrations on how these forms have many practical applications in self defense and daily life. Come see what Master Graves learned at the Masters Class in South Korea to improve your skills, confidence, and performance at the next belt testing!
UPDATED MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19 REOPENING
Please review our updated Membership Guidelines to ensure the continued health and safety protocols mandated by the UAE Ministry of Health for all sports academies. The protection of our members and families is our top priority as we reopen our academy. Thank you for your continued cooperation.
The students participating in our Demonstration Skills Workshop Series have made an amazing video to highlight the skills they learned. We worked on many aspects of creating and performing a martial arts demonstration, Forms set to music, weapons skills, self defense fight scenes that look realistic, and group displays to catch the audience’s imagination. They had a great experience learning to show off new skills and do it with precision and discipline.
Great job to our newest Black Belts! You had an amazing test despite all the restrictions such as Zoom classes for several months and training so much at home. Everyone did a great job showing your skills and really earned the rank of First and Second Dan Black Belt. The day after the test we welcomed a limited number of family and guests to the formal Awards Ceremony to officially present each student with a certificate and Belt that Master Graves personally tied on. A great way to honor all your hard work and dedication.
In-person classes return to Phoenix Academy! We are glad to see our members enjoying live classes at the Academy with social distancing and sanitizing precautions in place. Thanks to everyone for following the government health guidelines that keep yourselves and everyone in our community safe.
We see lots of energy and enthusiasm with each belt level class! We are very proud of our students that kept up their skills with Zoom classes during the lockdown, but nothing matches the excitement of having you back at the Academy!
Please review the updated Membership Guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all our members as we reopen classes at our Al Quoz Academy location. These protocols are mandated by the UAE Ministry of Health and we appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions regarding these policies during the pandemic, please contact our staff.
Join us for our Olympic Sparring Skill Development Workshop Series! This series is open to all belt levels age 10 and up and age 6-9 Blue Belt and Up only. These skill classes are to build your conditioning, learn the rules of the game, and how to win! This event will be directed by our champion instructors and Master Graves so that you can gain new sparring techniques, apply the tactics, and control the match. Sign up now for our Friday September 11th and 18th, or October 2nd, 9th, or 30th. Call now as space is limited!
Thanks to all our families that came to our Belt Awards Ceremony! We support our kids, parents, and spouses when they work hard for the next belt and improve their skills towards the Black Belt. Go Phoenix!
Join us for our Annual In-House Board Breaking Championship!
Phoenix is proud to invite all students that are current members to enter our competition, learn a new skill, develop your confidence to break boards! You can compete against your age group and belt level to win a medal. Fill out the registration form or call our staff for more information. Saturday February 15, starting with the youngest at 9am and ending with youth and adults senior belts at 1:30pm. Space is limited so call or register now!
Phoenix Academy has a new student special offer training at our state of the art facility in Al Quoz for all ages and experience levels. This is a great time to get fit with our most popular trial program. We offer beginner classes with our professional instructors who will evaluate your skill level and give you the basic foundation you need to begin your martial arts journey. Then join our group lessons with other students at your age and skill level to build your confidence and learn at your own pace. We teach traditional Tae Kwon Do with Poomse/Forms, sparring skills, and Hapkido self-defense techniques. This package includes up to four semi-private group lessons over 14 consecutive days and a Taekwondo uniform with belt for 200 AED (+VAT). Recommended for children, siblings, adults, those with no experience or previous training. Call us today to start your martial arts journey to fitness, confidence, and self-defense!
Join us for the next event in the Phoenix Academy Leadership Seminar Series. This event is open for all Red Belts and Black Belts to fulfill requirements for your next belt. Participants will focus on developing responsibility, team building tools, and learning basic assistant teaching skills when helping our instructors in Tae Kwon Do Classes. Register today, the cost is 120 AED (cash only please) and will count for 5 assistant hours towards your testing requirements.
Phoenix Demo Team took first place in the UAE Taekwondo Federation UAE National Day Competition in Sharja! There were demonstrations by teams from all over the UAE and a surprise exhibition by the South Korean Army Taekwondo team!
Thanks to all the parents and supporters that make this voluntary team a great success. This takes many hours of practice and creativity by Master Graves. We are all proud of you!
The Youth board breaking champions from Phoenix took home trophies sweeping 1, 2, and third places! Well done boys showing your power and dedication.