Jamie Robson

Jamie Robson

Owner and Master Instructor

Began training in January 1994, member of the UK Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, under the guidance of Master Hedges Sa Bom Nim.

Graded to the following ranks in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan

1st Dan 16th January 2001, Horwich, Hedges Sa Bom Nim 5th Dan

2nd Dan 24th November 2003 Preston, Do Jang Hedges Sa Bom Nim 5th Dan

Kyo Sa (Instructor) 24th November 2003 Preston, Do Jang Grand Master H.C Hwang 9th, Dan, Master Yap 6th Dan, Master Hedges 5th Dan, Master Kidd 5th Dan

3rd Dan 28th November 2006 Preston, Do Jang Hedges Sa Bom Nim 5th Dan

2008 – present-day Appointed UK Soo Bahk Do Moo Do Kwan – Technical Advisory Member and board of directors

4th Dan (Master) 29th October 2015, Seoul Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa (Master Testing) 8 days Grading Grand Master H.C Hwang 9th Dan

All grading’s up to 3rd Dan was conducted by Hedges Sa Bom Nim. All gradings were both technical and knowledge-based and consisted of a thorough knowledge of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

I have and still am on this train with my Master Instructor Hedges Sa Bom Nim from 1994 – to the present.

Master Jamie Robson started teaching karate (Soo Bahk Do) in 2001 shortly after achieving his first Dan when his instructor Master Hedges Sa Bom Nim was preparing to open his full-time school in Preston City Centre. In the early days, Jamie taught at the Fulwood leisure centre class, twice weekly, until the Preston Do Jang opened, and Jamie became a full-time instructor teaching in all of Master Hedge’s schools, Preston, Clayton green, Horwich and Manchester. During his time teaching for Master Hedges, Jamie was privileged to see hundreds of members grow and develop themselves in the martial arts.

In 2007 Jamie moved from the northwest of England to Northern Ireland and on January 15th, 2008, he opened his first Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan class in Kilkeel sports centre. Originally only teaching classes on a Monday and Wednesday, this quickly grew to teach five evenings a week in Kilkeel. 2010 saw Robson’s Family Karate open its second location in Attical Community centre.

January 4th, 2011, we opened our third location in Newcastle centre and decided to close Kilkeel back to two days to allow a wider spread of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan to be achieved throughout the County-Down district. With great pleasure, Mr Jamie Robson Kyo Sa has been able to open his fourth location on August 3rd, 2011 in Newry sports centre.

October 2015 signifies a huge milestone in Mr Jamie Robson Kyo Sa's martial history as he will be attending the Ko Dan Ja (Master testing) held in Korea. Ko Dan Ja is an eight-day test, and not just based on physical skill but also on mental discipline. The Ko Dan Ja is by invitation only and will allow Mr Robson the honour of being Ireland's first-ever Martial Artist to attend this.  After completing the Ko Dan Ja, it opened Master Robson’s Eyes to what beauty and knowledge there is still to learn, Black Belt is only the beginning of our journey as a martial artist, not the end, with this mindset Master Robson has since expanded our school into Newry’s Largest martial arts centre with a brand newly renovated school sitting at 5000 square feet, we have space for all looking to begin, resume and continue their martial arts journey.