British Tae Kwon Do

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FAQ's

Am I too old?

No, we have members from 5 to 75!

I'm unfit, does this matter?

No of course not! Many people join to become fit. You do not have to be fit to start, we build up beginners fitness gradually. You will be suprised how much fitter you are after just one month.

I feel shy, what if I don't have a friend to join with?

70% of people join on their own and go on to make many friends through Tae Kwon Do. Beginners classes are structured so that no-one feels emabrrassed or incapable.

When can I join?

At any time, all our classes are structured so that we can cater for new beginners joining throughout the year.

Where is my nearest club and when is training?

Visit the clubs section to find out.

Is there an enrolment fee?

No we have no fees to join or enrol.

Do I have to commit to a contract?

No, there is no commitment and no contracts!

Is British TKD a member of a recognised organisation?

British TKD is a member of the Amateur Martial Associations (AMA), who are recognised throughout the world and have over 13,000 clubs in the UK and Ireland. Students are licenced through the AMA and can use their licence to train at any of the 13,000 clubs.

Why Tae Kwon-Do?

Tae kwon do will improve your fitness and tone your body in a more interesting way than simply going to the gym. Many students join to learn how to defend yourself and to learn a new skill. Tae kwon do will also build your confidence and self esteem and is great for teaching discipline and respect in children.

What is Tae Kwon Do?

It is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practiced for many centuries in the Orient. Tae Kwon-Do became perfected in its present form in Korea.

Translated from Korean “Tae” literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. “Kwon” means a fist – chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. “Do” means art, way or method. Tae Kwon-Do indicates the technique of unarmed combat for self-defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interception with the hand.

To the Korean people Tae Kwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements. It also implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in instilling a concept and spirit of strict self – imposed discipline and an ideal of noble moral re-armament.

In these days of violence and intimidation, which seems to plague our modern societies, Tae Kwon-Do enables the weak to possess a fine weapon to defend himself or herself and defeat the opponent as well. When wrongly applied it can be a lethal weapon.

I have more questions, how do I find out what I need to know?

Just call or email Master Paul Eacock and he will answer any questions you may have. You can find his details in the contact section.

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