What is Tae Kwon Do?
Tae Kwon Do is the Korean art of self-defence and means “The Art of Foot and Hand Fighting”. Its origins go back 3,000 years, howeve, it has evolved with time to reflect the needs and aspirations of the modern martial artist.
Tae Kwon Do is suitable for men, women and children of all ages and abilities.
You don’t need to be fit or flexible to start, just be willing to learn and work towards your goals. Your fitness, flexibility and skills will improve as you train and each individual can progress at their own pace, according to their abilities, following a structured syllabus.
What will I gain from Tae Kwon Do?
Tae Kwon Do will help improve your fitness, strength, flexibility and most of all your confidence. It is a superb form of self defence and a great way to keep fit and toned. It is also an ideal way of relieving some of the stresses that life throws at you. Tae Kwon Do is challenging, practical and most of all enjoyable.
People take up Tae Kwon Do for many different reasons: from fitness to self defence, for building confidence, or for the competitions. Perhaps you are interested in the history and philosophy of this oriental art. Whatever your reason for starting Tae Kwon Do I want to make your training experience a positive, enjoyable and productive one.
Am I too old to start?
No! We train students of all ages, from 5 to 65, everyone can gain something from Tae Kwon Do.
There are ten steps to black belt and each step has a distinct, manageable level of technical expertise and knowledge to learn. This structured system allows you to make steady progress, towards defined goals, at your own pace.
All sparring in class and competitions is semi-contact with full safety equipment worn to avoid risk of injury. The pace is fast and visually exciting. Remember, you don’t have to compete, it’s also great fun to go along and watch or support.