COVID-19 Update

All classes are taught in a COVID-secure manner and carefully follow government guidelines. As a member of the British Taekwondo Council we are supported by Sport England.

All attendance at classes must be booked in advance. Please call 0800 917 6238 to book classes. Thank you.

Master Karl James 6th dan

Karl James Taekwondo

Fitness, self-defence and competition

Karl runs 5 clubs based at Billingshurt, Crawley, Croydon, East Grinstead and Horsham. Students can mix their training between clubs and sessions, allowing them to fit taekwondo training in to their busy lives.


Maidenbower Community Centre
Harvest Road
RH10 7RA

Monday 5pm-6pm juniors
Monday 6pm-7:15pm youths and families
Monday 7:15pm-8:30pm adults

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Shirley High School
Shirley Church Road

Tuesday 5:45pm-6:45pm juniors
Tuesday 6:45pm-8pm youths and families
Tuesday 8pm-9:15pm adults
Thursday 5:45pm-6:45pm juniors
Thursday 6:45pm-8pm youths and families
Thursday 8pm-9:15pm adults

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Billingshurst Leisure Centre
Station Road
RH14 9RY

Friday 5pm-6pm juniors
Friday 6pm-7:15pm youths
Friday 7:15pm-8:30pm adults and families

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East Grinstead

Imberhorne Lower School
Windmill Lane
RH19 2DT

Saturday 11am-12:30pm juniors, adults and families

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Millais School Dance Studio
Depot Road
RH13 5HR

Wednesday 6pm-7pm juniors and families
Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm adults

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Sunday Zoom exercise class 11am-12pm free to all members.
Contact us for details.
Monthly costs
Monthly payments are cost-effective and allow you to train at any of Karl's clubs. No contract or minimum period applies.
Pay as you go training is £9 per class.
Monthly payment Single menbership Couples or families of 2 Family membership of 3
One lesson per week £30 £50 £65*
Two or more lessons per week £45 £70 £85*
*£10 per month each for any additional members of immediate family that would like to join.
Session costs
It is also possible to train on a pay-as-you-go basis, simply pay £9 per session.
About Taekwondo
Taekwondo translates to ‘The Art of the Foot & Hand’. It is a Korean Martial Art which although having roots in the ancient Orient, was developed to its present form in the middle of this century.

Our training follows the five tenets of Taekwondo:


Respecting others, having manners as well as maintaining the appropriate etiquette at all times, both within and outside the dojang.


Determining what is right or wrong and having the conscience to feel guilt if one has done wrong and to stand up for what is right.


Trying time and time again until achieving a result which is adequate towards what one was trying to achieve.


Having control over one's acts, thoughts and actions.

Indomitable spirit

Having the courage to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what odds you are up against, and to always give 100% effort in whatever you do.

About Karl
Master Karl James, 6th Dan, runs taekwondo schools in Croydon, Crawley and East Grinstead in the south of England.
Karl began his training in taekwondo 31 years ago and has been instructing for 15 years.
Karl originally began his training alongside his brother and father and due to having started in this way, realises the benefits of doing something together as a family. He promotes this in his classes and finds the family sessions he runs very rewarding.
Get in touch
Call or email me; or just turn up at any of my classes

0800 917 6238