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TaeKwon Do
Self Defence techniquesThe art of hand and foot fightingTaekwon-do is a Korean martial art that dates back 2000 years.
Taekwon-do means “The art of hand and foot fighting” and is used primarily for self defence.
Martial arts is necessary these days, especially for children as there is no discipline anymore, and this is one of the most important part of a child’s upbringing in today’s society.
Taekwon-do in an adult’s life will help them as more and more attacks are happening on our streets today and this martial art will help the student gain confidence if the need arises and take the appropriate action as taught throughout our self defence programme.

Taekwon-do teaches: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self control, and Indomitable Spirit as part of our training programme.
Our classes offer a very good fitness programme specifically with different age groups in mind.

Stranger Awareness for childrenOur Taekwon-do classes offer:

  • Stretching
  • Kicking and punching against the pads and kick shields,
  • Self defence
  • Partner work
  • Confidence
  • Fitness and co ordination
  • Sparring
  • Stranger awareness for children
  • Anti bullying for children

The most important factor is that everyone enjoys the class, so games are included for the kids alongside the serious discipline elements.

Sparring is offered to all after their first two gradings. This lets the new student gain confidence in their new techniques that are getting taught to them and they get to spar with their fellow students but while wearing full safety equipment. Safety is a priority in our classes.

Students begin their first class as white belts as this is the novice belt but are able to sit gradings to aim for the coveted Black belt. This normally takes about 4 years to gain. The different coloured belts they will need to achieve are:

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Yellow stripe - 3 months training Blue belt -6 months training
Yellow belt - 3 months training Red stripe - 6 months training
Green stripe -3 months training Red belt -6 months training
Green belt - 3 months training Black stripe-6 months training
Blue stripe- 3 months training Then the Black belt

Anyone is more than welcome to come along for a chat so please feel free to drop in or send me an e-mail on my main web page.

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