About the club

Our team always welcomes new members!!!

From beginners to experienced martial artists from other disciplines.

At Walsall EMA we are always looking for new ways to improve our skills and abilities. Our motto TRAIN-FIGHT-WIN, 'More sweat in training, less blood in combat', meaning the more you train, the better chance you have of winning. The team compete in every Regional, National, International Tae Kwon Do competitions.   Our students also compete in a number of Kickboxing, Grappling and Sports Karate competitions throughout the year.

Club News 2018

From Welsh to World Champions 2018!!!!

Walsall Elite Martial Arts students and its instructors have been busy competing all over the UK on the buildup to the ultimate prize the Tae Kwon Do International World Championships in Birmingham's Barclay Card arena. Walsall EMA travelled to Cardiff to enter the Welsh Championships prior to the event.  Senior Instructor Emily-Jane Arms was crowned Double Welsh Champion winning both individual and tag team events in the ladies black belt sparring divisions.  Billy Palmer reaching another fabulous final to be crowned Welsh Champion in the Men's lightweight sparring division.  Shane Palmer won bronze in the cadet male middleweight black belt sparring division.  Joshua Bromwich managed to reach the final to pick up a silver medal loosing out on points to the eventual winner in the boys pee wee sparring division. Amina Mirza entered her first ever championships to be crowned Welsh Champion.  Walsall EMA then took a 16 strong team to the World Championships after all the final preparations, the two day event was set to be the best Walsall EMA had brought home from a major championships.  Billy Palmer was selected to represent TAGB GB squad and was rewarded for his dedication to his art, crowned triple World Champion, Gold individual point stop sparring and Gold individual Continuous sparring (Opponents from USA, Germany, Scotland, Argentina, Australia) and Gold international teams sparring event, winning team USA in the final. Senior Instructor Emily-Jane Arms was also crowned double World champion, defending her title to retain her World title Gold in ladies heavyweight black belt individual sparring, (opponents from USA, Republic of Ireland and Canada) Gold power strike turning kick, Bronze in tag teams (out of 19 teams which entered) losing out to the USA in an epic semi-final bout.  Amina Mirza continued her winning form from the Welsh Championships to win Gold at the World Championships in the girls lightweight sparring division winning against a Swedish opponent in the final.  Joshua Bromwich made it to the final of the world championships to lose out settling for Silver in the boys red belt sparring division.  Eleanor Causier fought well in her division hoping to build on her 2016 world silver, but it wasn't to be and Silver again for Eleanor in the girls red belt sparring division.   It was a family affair for the Jeewa family at the World championships: brothers Ismael, Umar-Farooq and their big sister Khadija all won Gold in their respective tag team sparring events, to be crowned World champions and their mom Sabina Jeewa won Bronze in her individual sparring category, ladies green belt lightweight.  Aisha Akhoon won bronze in her individual sparring division ladies green belt light heavy.  Japjeevan Singh won Gold storming his division to take his first world title in the boys yellow belt division.  Sam Ramos enter the world championships as his first ever major tournament to finish the clubs haul with a very respective Bronze in the boys blue belt division.  

If anyone would like to sponsor our fighting squad for the up and coming Championships or if you would like to know more information about joining our club please contact Emily-Jane Arms 07971196676 or emily@walsallelitemartialarts.co.uk.  We have spaces for beginners who wish to take up a new hobby with various classes throughout the week starting from; age 4+ Tigers Classes; age 12+ Junior/Adult Classes; Ladies Only Classes and Sparring only classes available for a full upto date timetable please see our website www.walsallelitemartialarts.co.uk.  

11th TI Tae Kwon Do World Championships 2016

Walsall Elite Martial Arts are on top of the World! In preparation for the 11th Open Tae Kwon Do Championships Walsall EMA firstly took part in the 5K Race for Life at Walsall Arboretum back in May 2016, in the process the FabFITness ladies raised £760 for Cancer Research. Then Walsall EMA travelled to Cardiff for the Open Welsh Tae Kwon Do Championships to compete in the penultimate International event before the World Championships. Senior Instructor Emily-Jane Arms won double silver at the Welsh Championships in individual sparring in the executive heavyweight black belt ladies division and tag team respectively. Students Balwinder Grewal won Gold in her 1st ever championships for ladies individual point stop sparring green belt lightweight division. Mayah Anwar won Silver in the girls individual sparring point stop green belt division. Which all students displayed some excellent performances on the day! Finally the 3 year wait was over Walsall Elie Martial Arts as they took an 18 strong team to take part in the 11th Open World Tae Kwon Do Championships held in Birmingham's very own BarclayCard Arena, over two days (16th & 17th July 2016). There was over 3700 competitors who took part in the tournament from over 30 countries and it was one not to be missed. Both instructors Jason Rowley & Emily-Jane Arms 4th Dan Black Belts respectively were both hand selected as international referees for day 1 of the championships which was a massive honour. The level of competition was as expected extremely high quality. Mr Rowley had four fights upto the quarterfinals where he fought against a USA fighter missing out on the medals finishing in 5th place.  Students reaching success where Balwinder Grewal and Walsall Tigers Eleanor Causier & Bradley Williams all battled their way to the finals to all win Silver in their point stop sparring respective divisions. Balwinder fought in the ladies lightweight green belt sparring division, Eleanor Causier fought in the Junior girls lightweight division green belt and Bradley Williams fought in the juniors middleweight red belt division. Their instructor Emily-Jane Arms also fought her way into the final of the ladies black belt continuous sparring division to be crowned the new "World" heavyweight champion. This was Emily's 5th World Championships but has not always faired well at past, 2010 2nd Place individual sparring & 1st Place Tag Team World Champion, then 2016 finally crowned World number 1. Emily stated "Never giving up on my dream of being World Champion has been like an unimaginable whirlwind of emotions to get ready for the championships after having a full hysterectomy 18 months prior".  I gave myself and our students every possible chance of being on top form with training and making sure we where all entering into the event with a positive mind set. I chose to compete in the continuous sparring with the younger fighters as this has always been my preferred fighting style rather than points stop bouts. I should have entered into the over 35 years category but this is points so opted into the 18-34 years 79kg+ division. I fought my heart out for my two children throughout each round which I fought my way into the final to face the current two time world heavyweight champion. Each round was x2 2 minute rounds so building my cardio up in my ladies FabFITness classes was essential to my level of fitness fighting much younger competitors. When my arm was raised after the two rounds in the final, I had a sense of "I did it" I'm a World Champion.  The support and pride my students have shown me has been immense. I'm extremely proud of all of our students who entered the championships with that dream and desire to win. I would never have reached this point if it wasn't for my brother (chief instructor) Jason Rowley! He has been my coach and inspiration everytime I step into the ring".

English Championships 2016

English Championship Winners 2016

Midlands Championships 2016

Walsall Elite Martial Arts

& Fitness

Unit 31 Manor Industrial Estate

Pleck Road

Walsall

WS2 9XX

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100% PASS RATE

 

Walsall Elite Martial Arts have a 100% grading success rate.  This is due to the amount of effort that the students put into their training. All students train hard each lesson, which is reflected at grading's.  Our students always impress our external grading examiner Master Donnelly (8th Degree Black Belt).

Walsall EMA NEWS!!!!

***GTI English Champions 2018**

Mr Plamer Snr

Mr Rowley

Dominic Price

Joshua Bromwich

 

*TAGB Midlands Champions 2018*

Mr Rowley

Mr Palmer Snr.

Mr Palmer Jnr.

Mrs Arms

Aisha Ahkoon

 

**TAGB English Champions 2018**

Mr Palmer Snr

Mrs Arms

Dominic Price

Ammaarah Atcha

 

TAGB Welsh Champions 2018

Mr Palmer Snr

Mrs Arms

Amina Mirza 

 

TAGB World Champions 2018

Triple World Champion Mr Palmer

Double World Champion Mrs Arms

Amina Mirza

Japjeevan Singh

Tag Team World Champions

Umar-Faarooq Jeewa

Ismaeel Jeewa

Khadija Jeewa

Black Belt Promotions!!!

April 2018

Eimaan Raza 1st Dan Black Belt

Billy Palmer 3rd Dan Black Belt.

 

October 2018

Bradley Williams 1st Dan Black Belt

Sukhpreet Magar 1st Dan Black Belt

Aadam Khan 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Congratulations!!!!!

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