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 2017

Walsall Elite Martial Arts Busy towards the end of 2017

Walsall Elite Martial Arts had a very busy time towards the end of 2017 with students raising £220 for Macmillan cancer support from their “Big Coffee” Morning at the club, and then travelling both end of the United Kingdom to compete in the Scottish Championships in Glasgow and the British Championships, held in Birmingham’s Barclay Card Arena.  Senior Instructor Emily-Jane Arms 4th degree black, supported by fellow instructor Asma Riaz, 2nd degree black belt reached the Scottish tag team final only to lose out by just one point to settle with SILVER in a very thrilling match up against team Scotland.  Emily-Jane continued her form at the British Championships and smashed her way into both the individual and team finals taking double GOLD and British no1 to go alongside her World number 1 status.  2nd degree black belt brothers Billy and Shane Palmer where both selected by the T.A.G.B (Tae Kwon DO Association of Great Britain) to represent the National England Squad at the championships.  Billy represented the men’s England team vs Poland to take the unanimous win against his opponent, with Team England winning this international event overall taking Gold.  Billy also won Bronze in the men’s’ black belt middleweight continuous sparring division. Shane represented the junior England team in the national event against, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Shane’s junior team managed to win BRONZE for Team England at the event.  Joshua Bromwich won a SILVER at the British championships in the boy’s red belt peewee point stop sparring.  Japjeevan Singh struck GOLD in his first ever championships to be crowned British Champion in the boys yellow belt middleweight division. Dominic Price won silver at the British Championships with an excellent display of sparring skills on the day just missing out on the title, but continued his fighting form as Dominic went on to compete in the Lordswood open Kickboxing championships to seal the deal with the overall win and GOLD.  In between the competitions, Mrs. Arms took two of her students down to Bristol to take their black belt ‘Dan’ grades in front of the T.A.G.B Council, consisting of seven masters and one grand master.  Damian Devey (12) and Tim Sheward (19) was able to impress the masters and both respectively where promoted to the following grades:  Damian Devey – 1st Degree Black Belt and Tim Sheward 2nd Degree Black Belt.   2017 end of year awards were awarded to Tiger – Joshua Bromwich, Female – Aisha Akhoon , Male Aadam Khan

Walsall Elite Martial Arts Welsh Championship Winners 


Walsall Elite Martial Arts took a strong fighting team to Cardiff to take part in the Welsh Tae Kwon Do Championships.  Chief instructor Jason Rowley (32) won Bronze in the men's black belt heavyweight sparring division.  Senior Instructor and current World Champion Emily-Jane Arms (35) won Gold in the ladies black belt individuals division and Silver in the tag team sparring event. Brothers Billy (18) & Shane Palmer (15) both won Gold in their respective divisions.  Billy entered into the men's blackbelt lightweight sparring and won Gold.  Shane also won Gold in the cadet male black blue lightweight division and took Silver in the boys tag team sparring event.  Salma Khanom (31) won Bronze in her first ever championships, in the ladies yellow belt heavyweight sparring division. Everybody took it to the next level and this shone in their performances on the day.  The team are now focusing on the Scottish Championships in September. 


Club News 2016

*** Black Belt Promotions / North Midlands & British Championships Results / Student & Tiger of the Year 2016 ***

Walsall Elite Martial Arts had a very busy time during 2016, kicking off in 16th & 17th July 11th TI Tae Kwon Do World Championships held in Birmingham NIA, where Walsall EMA came home with a one newly crowned heavyweight WORLD CHAMPION and three SILVER medal finalists. Then onto the Black Belt grading in October held at the Bristol Academy.  Asma Riaz was promoted to 2nd degree black belt, in front of the TAGB (Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain) committee consisting of, four 8th degree masters and one grand-master, coming in the top 5%.    Walsall EMA then went on to compete in two of the remaining major Tae Kwon Do championships of the year North Midlands Championships and the British Championships.  Imaan Anwar won Gold in the girl’s green belt middle weight division and Eleanor Causier won team bronze in the girl’s blue tag team division.  Senior Instructor Emily Arms settled for Silver at the North Midlands Championships in the open weight black belt sparring and patterns division.  Senior instructor and Emily Arms continued her good form into the British championships winning bronze in the ladies’ black belt heavyweight point stop division.   Gian Singh also won bronze for his efforts in the men's black belt executive men’s black belt division, Imaan Anwar won bronze in the girls’ green belt middle weight division.  Walsall EMA rounded off the year with the last colour belt grading held in December, where 24 students where successfully promoted to their respected new Kup grade by 8th degree master Paul Donnelly.  Chief instructor Jason Rowley entered the ring in an epic three round full contact kickboxing battel, Jason prevailed over his opponent to be crowned the champion.   Instructors Jason & Emily also awarded the 2016 Tiger of the year to Eimaan Razza and the 2016 student of the year was awarded to Rajan Purba.  This year we held the very first Black Belt of the year nominated for by the students.  The 2016 nominated Black Belt of 2016 was awarded to Gian Singh.   Well done team!!!!

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

Walsall Elite Martial Arts are celebrating another success story at the Tae Kwon Do English Championships held in Worchester.  Walsall EMA Chief instructor Jason Rowley won Bronze in the men’s heavy weight continuous sparring category.  Senior Instructor Emily-Jane Arms fought her way to the final of the English championships in the ladies heavy weight executive point stop sparring winning Silver, also claiming a bronze medal from the ladies black belt tag team sparring event.  Their Tae Kwon Do students followed suit, sisters Imaan and Mayah Anwar battled it out in the girls yellow/green belt middleweight point stop sparring division facing each other in the semi-finals.  Mayah pipped her sister and continued on to the final to be crowned the 2016 English Champion, Imaan won Bronze.  Aryan Singh won Bronze in the black belt cadet’s boy’s middleweight continuous sparring division.  Eleanor Causier won a Bronze medal in the girls green/blue belt tag team spring divison.  Safaa Mahmood took place in her first championships having success by winning a Bronze in the girls yellow/green lightweight point stop sparring division.  Instructor Emily Arms stated that “The students are training hard for the World Championships in July which will be held in Birmingham Barclay Card Arena.  We have some very talented martial artist who will be entering the event with over 10,000 people to be expected to be in attendance over the two day event, if anyone would like to sponsor our students to fund costs please contact emily@walsallelitemartialarts.co.uk.  This would be a brilliant opportunity for sponsors to advertise themselves as well as supporting local talent”. 

Midlands Championships 2016

Walsall Elite Martial Arts have had a fantastic start to the competition season at the Midlands Championships held in Kettering.  Both Walsall EMA Instructor's brother and sister Jason Rowley, and Emily Arms smashed their way into both the individual and tag team sparring respective black belt divisions at the Midlands Championships. Jason won Gold in the men's individual continuous sparring black belt heavyweight division and formed a team to win another gold in the tag team event.  Emily also struck Gold in the ladies continuous sparring black belt heavyweight division and also gold in the ladies tag team.  Sisters Imaan & Mayah Anwar also came away with their first piece of silver wear each.  Imaan won bronze in the point stop sparring girl’s lightweight yellow belt division and her sister Mayah won her first title and gold medal in the girls yellow belt middle weight sparring division.  Brothers Aryan Singh and Rajan Purba also followed suit with the family winning trend, Aryan wining gold in the boy’s middleweight black belt continues sparring division, team silver and bronze in the patterns division.  Rajan entered his first championships winning a bronze in the boy’s yellow belt patterns division.   Walsall EMA’s Tiger Eleanor Causier also entered her first ever championships and was rewarded for her hard work winning double silver in the girls green belt individual and tag team sparring divisions.   Joshua Bromwich, and brother and sister duo Asma Kouser and Qasam Iqbal all took part in the event but sadly didn’t make the finals at this event, they will now re-group and focus for the up and coming English Championships in March 2016.  

Senior instructor Emily Arms stated “2016 has started with a bang for Walsall EMA, fantastic achievement for both club and students.  As a family run club, it’s fantastic to see so many our students train with their family members, encouraging each other and supporting their fellow peers within the club and at such events.   Walsall EMA have a full calendar of events leading into 2016 on the build up to the World Championships in the summer”.

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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!!!!

*** TAGB British Champions 2017***

Mrs Arms

Mr B. Palmer

Japjeevan Singh


***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

April 2018

Black Belt Promotions!!!

Eimaan Raza 1st Degree Black Belt

Billy Palmer 3rd Dan Black Belt.


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