About Tae Kwon-Do

Tae Kwon-Do is a Korean style of martial art, founded by General Choi Hong-Hi on the 11th April 1955.

Atherstone Tae Kwon-Do Club is affiliated with the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) – a detailed history of Tae Kwon-Do and the TAGB can be found on their official web site: www.tagb.biz

Tae Kwon-Do can be translated as “The art of hand and foot fighting”. It combines techniques such as kicking, punching, and blocking with self defense, discipline, and fitness. You do not need to be fit when you join the club as this will improve with training.

Taekwon-do is suitable for most people of various ages and standards of fitness. Come along to a lesson and speak to us, we will give you friendly advice and try to answer any questions you may have.

FIRST LESSON FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beginners start with a white-belt, and as gradings are taken new coloured belts may be awarded. There are 9 coloured belts to progress through before you can take a black belt grading: Yellow-Tag, Yellow, Green-Tag, Green, Blue-Tag, Blue, Red-Tag, Red, Black-Tag.

Taekwon-do training will give you a feeling of achievement as well as fitness, confidence and self defence. To measure your achievements we regularly hold gradings and tournaments.

In order to pass a grading, you must be able to demonstrate your ability to perform Tae Kwon-Do at a level applicable to the belt you are going for. This usually includes learning a set routine of moves (pattern), set sparring, free sparring, line work, pad work, and theory. Each belt and pattern has a meaning, and every technique an associated Korean name. The grading examiner could test your knowledge on these meanings and terminology. The requirements for each grading builds upon the previous one adding new patterns, techniques, and theory.