Tae Kwon-Do is a military martial art with a two thousand year history that has evolved
into an art, an Olympic sport and a beneficial way of life.
During practice T.A.G.B. Instructors blend traditional and contemporary aspects of
the art. Discipline and self-defence play an important role in our programme, but
equal emphasis is on exercise and the enjoyable benefits of the art.
The beginners syllabus is suitable for adults and *children and covers a variety
of Tae Kwon-Do Subjects.
Tae Kwon-Do will improve your fitness levels, flexibility and most of all your confidence
and self-esteem. Tae Kwon-Do is a superb form of self-defence and from the first
lesson you will develop a whole new range of skills.
We have no upper age limit for adults and encourage parents to train as a family
Perhaps it has been a few years since you took up any regular exercise? The perception
that you have to be super fit to even take up Tae Kwon-do is false.
Tae Kwon-Do could be just the thing for YOU and help you become active again!
Tae Kwon-Do is a suitable method of instilling confidence into children and at the
same time emphasises the importance of respect and discipline, not forgetting, of
course, the best type of learning happens when a lesson is fun!
* The starting age for children is at the discretion of the Club Instructor.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS
Children are offered energetic, exciting activities that aims to encourage children
to participate in physical exercise in a safe, supervised environment.
Classes are designed to be a supplement to a child’s education.
The programme is in line with the National Curriculum requirements for P.E. and incorporates
many target-setting skills to provide attainable goals under guidance of qualified
Good rules of behaviour in class are enforced and a code of conduct is issued to
all students within the first few weeks.
The Club has appointed welfare officers and a Safeguarding and Protecting Children
WHAT TO WEAR?
A traditional white association uniform (dobok) is normally worn during class and
purchased through the club, but for the first few lessons loose clothing e.g. tracksuit
(without ankle zips) and t-shirt would be most suitable.
Membership fees are paid per calendar month
Special rates are available for one individual member, or family groups based on
once a week, or unlimited monthly training.
Our club continues throughout the year and school holidays DO NOT effect the classes.
If we are unable to hire the hall for any reason alternative training will be arranged
at the discretion of the Instructor.
A PLACE FOR ALL
In addition to training the club is a friendly social setting. 75% of students start
on their own and go on to make new friends. People of all ages and walks of life
are attracted to Tae Kwon-Do with a common purpose, to learn self-defence, to exercise
and to have FUN!
We invite you to come by the club, watch training in action, join in, meet the people
who have already learnt first-hand how Tae Kwon-Do can be a great pastime for YOU
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
One of the first benefits of joining the T.A.G.B. is that it is one of the largest
martial arts associations in the world. With over 25,000 members training within
600 clubs throughout the United Kingdom.
The T.A.G.B. is affiliated to Tae Kwon-Do International and is a member of the British
Tae Kwon-Do Council, which is backed by Sport England and the NGB for Tae Kwon-Do
in the UK.
All TAGB Instructors have to take a course of exams to become recognised Instructors
and all approved schools have to maintain a high standard throughout and follow a
nationally recognised syllabus.
All Instructors hold current First Aid Certificates, DBS enhanced disclosure certification
and attend Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses.
Members immediately benefit from full insurance cover and receive full recognition
by the UK sports council and throughout the world by Tae Kwon-Do International. The
B.T.C. is also recognised by various groups, e.g. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The T.A.G.B. have regular competitions throughout Great Britain, as well as holding
European and International Championships. Officials are all trained and fully qualified.