Frequently asked questions
What do I need to start Taekwondo?
At first you only require to bring a willingness to train and an open mind, you can train in a tracksuit or bottoms and a t-shirt, once you decide to join the club you must purchase a licence through the TTA, this is an annual fee of £25 that all martial artist must have. It keeps a record of your training, grading, any competition you take part in and is your insurance cover.
Do I need a Taekwondo suit?
Although not necessary at the start of your training the “Dobok” is something that we advise you get as the tradition of Taekwondo learns that we all are equal within the class, with everyone in the same uniform there is no divide in what we wear, only the belt of the student is different and the Dan grade uniform with its black edges.
What are the fees?
Fees are paid monthly, the first training session of the month, speak with the club instructor for costs.
How do I move up the grades?
Each student has their own path, we aim to hold gradings every 3 – 4 months, gradings are where you are tested on what you have learned the previous months. Every student is graded by grandmaster Loh.
Are there competitions?
Yes, the TTA hold 2 competitions per year, for adults one individual and one team championships, juniors and children are both individual. When you are a senior grade and show potential you may be allowed to compete in other tournaments. Some of our fighters have represented the TTA in competitions abroad in such places such as Singapore and Malaysia. The TTA are renowned for producing top class fighters.
What age can children start?
We allow children who are attending school to train, if they are still young training is structured to allow them to develop co-ordination and confidence in a fun yet disciplined manner, those slightly older learn about how their bodies work and its capabilities. They also learn control discipline and respect. All gain the benefits of social interaction, fitness, flexibility and self defence.
How do I join?
Either use the contact form below or the 'contact us' page, contact the club instructor or go along to training on club nights and speak to the instructor, they will take you through all you will need to know about joining. We know the first step is the hardest but it is also the most important.