Please let the webmaster know of any Physical section opportunities you hear about. Programme planners, Activity ideas lists and Session planners relating to the Physical section may be downloaded from the DofE website.

Rising Spirit Academy

Rising Spirit Academy (East Oxford Area) now offers tailored Martial Arts Personal Development courses for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award physical programme section. Those wishing to study Martial Arts at all levels can contact the Academy to discuss their specific requirements. The key facts are:

  • All instructors DBS checked and First Aid trained.

  • All instructors professionally mentored in modern teaching and coaching techniques.

  • The Academy can provide tuition in a choice of different Martial Arts.

To find out more, visit and contact them via their web page, or call free on 0800 019 6655.

West Oxford Taekwon-Do Club

West Oxford Taekwon-Do Club is a friendly family orientated club, where students can develop to their full potential.

Taekwon-Do promotes: Fitness, Flexibility, Stamina, Self-confidence, and Co-ordination. West Oxford Taekwon-Do Club usually meets on a Monday and Thursday night, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. During the school term the club meets at Matthew Arnold School, Arnold’s Way, Oxford OX2 9JE – please see the calendar link on the club’s website for training venues outside of term time. Further details available from or email, or to discuss training with us, please contact Chris Hall (Chief Instructor) on 07790 422384.