• Yong Gi Do Martial Arts Organisation

Welcome to Yong Gi Do Martial Arts Organisation

Yong Gi Do (YGD) as founded by Master Malyon, is a family based club committed to family, community and the development of children and adults into mature, responsible members of the community. YGD regularly undertakes community project work such as; Anti-bullying workshops in schools and knife attack defence skills, as well as fundraising projects for designated charities.

Yong Gi Do has over 320 student attending our 16 classes regularly. find out about our classes below

Little Lions

Find out about our Martial Arts training for the younger child aged 18mths to 5years


Find out about out Cadet Lion programme for children 5 years of age to 7 years of age.

Tang Soo Do

Find out about our Main class for children 7+ and adults

School clubs

Exciting after school clubs for participating primary schools

News & Events

Summer camp

August 2014

A fantastic bank holiday weekend was had in the sunshine. Students took part in Knife work, MMA, kickboxing, kyokushin, TSD and the usual assult courses

Xmas Party

14th December 2013

The annual christmas party is on the 14th. dont forget to get your tickets

2014 classes restart

Monday 6th jan, Halsted class returns
Tuesday 7th jan, lyons hall class & gt. Leighs class returns
Thursday 9th jan, lyons hall class returns
Sat 11th jan, Gt. Leighs classes returns
Monday 13th jan, Rayne classes inc. Little Lions returns.

Movember 2013

YGD raised over 500 for the Movember charity

September grading

September 2013

Congratulations to those that graded

YGD summer fete demos

14th June 2013

Saturday class at leighs is on as normal. Lyons hall display 1pm slot. Stebbing display 4pm slot

Braintree carnival 1st

8th June 2013

YGD wins first place at the Braintree carnival

YGD competition

13th April 2013

Held in Rayne Village Hall, YGD hosted its biannual forms and sparing competition open to club members and invited guests. Pictures in the Gallery

Happy new year

5th January 2013

Classes have now resumed for 2013. A new class is starting in rayne for cadets on the 14th Jan. A full list of events for 2013

Older News & Events

Xmas Party

22nd Decemeber 2012

The annual christmas party will be held at Great Leighs. dont forget to get your tickets

Xmas lights

17th November 2012

Master Kate Malyon will be kick starting this year's festivities by switching on the Braintree lights on November 17

5th Dan

11th November 2012

Master Malyon was awarded her 5th Dan by Grand Master Adlington

In the news

22nd October 2012

Student makes the Braintree & Whitham Times

Sawtry Medal Haul

14th October 2012

well done to all YDG student who competed in the sawtry championships collecting 33 medals in total

Team YGD complete Para10

21st October 2012

Chodan Bo's Paul & Cliff completed the challenging para10 race in 2:25 and raised 150pounds for the Para Regiment charity


Julie Kitching I have seen some fantastic comments about yesterday. I completely agree with them all. It was a great day for a first time competitor and parent. We were both really nervous but after a lovely cup of coffee and cake my nerves were put to rest. Jacob was shown the ropes by all his fellow competitors. He really enjoyed it and so did I. We look forward to the next one....

Mrs Whitman Professional and committed instructors, who help to build all the children's confidence and enthusiasm and treat them as individuals

Eleanor age 10 Really friendly instructors, that make you feel very welcome. It has really helped with my confidence and I look forward to training every Saturday

Mrs Miskimmin everyone is brilliant and we are so lucky to be part of such a great club