Training & Classes

DayVenueTaekwon Tigers 4-6 yrsJuniors 6-12 yrsAdults 13+
St Mary’s Church Hall, Market Rd, Plympton PL7 1QW
Coombe Dean School, Charnhill Way, Plymstock PL9 8ES
St Mary’s Church Hall, Market Rd, Plympton PL7 1QW
Saltash.Net Community School, Wearde Rd, Saltash PL12 4AY
ThursdayNuffield Health Derriford (The Devonshire)
Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8BG
Saltash.Net Community School, Wearde Rd, Saltash PL12 4AY
5-5.40pmMixed Class Juniors and adults 6.00-7.30pmMixed Class Juniors and adults 6.00-7.30pm
Plymstock School, Church Road, Plymouth PL9 9AZ
9am-9.40amMixed Class Juniors and adults 9.45am-11.15amMixed Class Juniors and adults 9.45am-11.15am
FREE & Convenient parking at all venues


We are the most affordable martial arts, Taekwondo and cross training club in Plymouth. Unlimited training, 6 days a week, at venues across Plymouth, Plymstock, Plympton and Saltash costs as little as £28 a month for Taekwon Tigers and £38 a month for Adults and Juniors. As we’re family friendly, the whole family can train for less with our family and couple discounts too. The highest paying family member is full price and every other member of the family is £22.


Free taster sessions for kids or juniors and adults are available for beginners at every workout session.   Just let us know that you are coming in advance so that we can give you a warm welcome and, if you don’t want to join in at first, just come along and watch. 

Call us on 07738206163 or click here to email.



Discovery Martial Arts Academy Ltd is affiliated to The Unified International Taekwondo Federation, under the leadership of Grand Master Hwang.

Grand Master Hwang was promoted to 9th Degree in 1997 by General Choi Hong Hi, the founder of Taekwondo, and was his loyal student for 35 years.   He is a valued asset to the pool of knowledge and experience that completes the legacy of Taekwondo today.


Sam Norton is a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo and a 2nd degree black belt in Kickboxing. Starting at the age of 4, Sam has accrued over 16 years’ experience training and teaching. Sport is a way of life to him and Taekwondo has shaped his character and confidence. His passion is coaching others and shaping lives. Sam holds a BA degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education. He is also a self-employed sports coach and has established himself in many local primary schools. Sam’s other passion is football, he is a qualified Level 5 referee for Devon FA

Gary Burdock is a 4th Dan (currently training towards his 5th Dan) who has accrued 20 years experience in ITF Taekwondo and has been Instructing since 2000. He has helped many students achieve their personal training and fitness goals. He has guided a student to Women’s ITF World Champion in both Patterns and Sparring and several students who have medalled at World, European, British and English Championships. Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed five half marathons. Most recently, he was part of a five man team who came 1st in their category at Plymouth’s ‘Hope 24’ endurance event in 2015.

Kevin Hamill is a 3rd Dan who has over 12 years experience in Taekwondo, half of which he has spent coaching.  Kevin is an active sportsman and brings a cross training and fitness element to every Discovery session.  As a surfer, long distance runner, cyclist, swimmer and triathlete he regularly competes in endurance & ex terra events, time trials, marathons, ultra marathons, triathlons and duathlons – basically taking every opportunity he can to stretch and test his body and mind (you will see him as a regular fixture at our black belt beasting sessions!)

All our instructors are DBS checked.