The Peckham club is located between Peckham Rye Lane and Bellenden Road, and we welcome adults and children aged 6+.
The instructor is Ms Louise Mayor (1st Dan).
We regularly run classes for new beginners, and your first two sessions are free.
If you’d like to come along, please email
in advance of your first session if you can.
More information about what you can expect can be found in the FAQ’s, below.
Harris Academy Peckham
112, Peckham Road,
St James the Great church hall
45, Elm Grove
Getting to the Saturday class:
The church hall is a 3 minute walk from Peckham Rye overground Station.
Buses 12, P12, 37, 63, 78, 197, 343, and 363 all stop at the station.
Bus P13 stops on Bellenden Road, and is a 1 min walk from the church hall.
The church hall is behind the main building, and there is a car park in the church complex, or on the street outside.
£45 a month to train twice a week, £30 per month to train once a week.
There will also be costs for your annual licence, dobok (uniform) and gradings, which will be explained to you when you come along.
What to expect in your first class
We always start with a group warm up and finish with a warm down. We train together, but may split into smaller groups to focus on particular techniques. You will begin by learning taekwondo etiquette and basic techniques.
We are a friendly club, and know from experience (we were all beginners once!), that it can be daunting walking into a room with strangers in martial arts uniform and some people wearing black belts! We will make every effort to make you feel welcome before the class starts and let you ask any questions you may have, so please pluck up the courage to come in!
What shall I wear?
Any sports clothing is fine to begin. If you decide to join the club we’ll arrange for you to get a dobok (white uniform). Normally people wear tracksuit bottoms or shorts and a t-shirt to their first few sessions. We train in bare feet, and there are changing rooms at our venues.
My child is not yet 6, can they join the club?
Sorry, no. The youngest age we accept is 6. However, you can email us to be added to the waiting list to join the club faster when your child reaches the age of 6.
For all Peckham enquires, please email