Martial Arts & Self Defence
The TaeKwonDo Academy offers all-round martial arts & self defence for adults and children from 3 years old.
Not only is it the traditional TaeKwonDo, but there are elements of:
Kids' Stranger-Danger! Anti-Bullying, Ju-Jitsu, Judo,
Hanmudo, Self Defence & Sparring sessions.
The TaeKwonDo Academy Martial Arts & Self Defence School has it's own specially designed syllabus. It provides variation, discipline and small goals for all students. Mixed martial arts and self defence is a great way for a child to start their training.
Adults have a more in-depth programme, also with achievable goals.
Contact your instructor for a paper / on line copy.
Also, all current students are welcome to join our TaeKwonDo Academy mobile app where videos & step by step guides are available. Contact your instructor to be added to the free app.
Forms / Hyungs
Each rank has its own Form. These are patterns used by the
Koreans in battle.
These self defence and attack movements demonstrate focus,
power, technique and memory skills.
Each Form has its own name.
White & yellow belts perform 1-step sparring. This is non-contact self defence practice.
Green belts and above perform semi-contact free sparring. Students show off their self defence abilities.
Purple belts also perform 3-step sparring. This is non-contact self defence practice with a moving opponent.
Stretching & Exercise
To start off each class, there will be an element of exercise and stretching to help prevent injury.
Throughout TaeKwonDo, stretching and exercise is very important. In some classes we may focus on exercise and stretching.
Sparring is an excellent way to burn off fat and to help the cardio work out.
Every class has an element of focus.
Using focus pads/mits/ kick bags, students can focus their techniques towards the target.
Other focus drill could include controlled floor work in groups.
We have free standing and wall hanging punch/kick bags available to aid training in class.
A.R.C. Techniques are our Assault Resistance & Control Techniques (also known as Attack, React, Control) which aim to help the individual in a close contact situation that could easily turn into a fight. The aim is to avoid the fight, so using certain techniques can enable you to escape the situation, or restrain the attacker until help arrives.