Jado Kuin Do

Mark Owen-Ward Jado Kuin Do Instructor

As well as being a personal trainer, I am the instructor for Jado Kuin Do in Harpenden.  We run a children’s class (for ages 5-12), an adults class (including children aged 13 years upwards) and black belt classes for advanced students. In addition I run a class at Roundwood Primary School. For more information please read this page or to book a free taster session please click here. To find out more about the World Jado Organisation please go to the head office Jado website. There’s never been a better time to join our growing Academy! Jado is a structured family martial art that provides a progressive way to develop your skill and fitness.  And you can progress to black belt and beyond if you work hard!

All instructors are DBS/CRB checked and certified first aiders as well as being WJO Certified Instructors who have practiced Jado Kuin Do for a minimum of 5 years. I have been an instructor since 2009.


Classes are paid for by monthly direct debit (£36 per month) and an annual licence (£30 per year) is required (additional fees for black belt training). Discounts are available for multiple attendance and for multiple family member attendance. As the academy grows, more attendance availability will become available.


To start with no special clothing is needed.  Just wear tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt and bring some water.  We train barefoot. Once you’ve decided to sign up with us you will want to purchase our uniform or “gi” and within a year or so a sparring kit from the Jado Shop.  All other equipment is provided at the Academy.


We operate to a centrally designed syllabus and grade three times per year typically in February, June and September although these dates vary from year to year.  We also have a various national workshops open to all grades. Our Jado Kuin Do academy has classes in Harpenden on Mondays and black belt classes are on Tuesdays. Personal one to one instruction is also available at times to suit instructor and student.

Class information

The Harpenden location is  Southdown Methodist Halls, 130a Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PU.  These halls are right next door to the Cooperative supermarket and can be accessed at the back – there is extensive parking available.  The hall is upstairs on the 1st floor and a lift is also available.

EVERY MONDAY (Southdown Methodist Halls, Harpenden)

Confident Kidz class (age 6-12)                     18:00 – 18:50

Seniors class (age 13+ and adults)                19:00 – 20:00


EVERY TUESDAY (Southdown Methodist Halls, Harpenden)

Black belt class (for brown belts and above)                18:15 – 19:15