What is Tae-Kwon-Do
Tae Kwon Do literally means THE ART OF FOOT AND HAND. It is a Korean Martial Art which although having roots in the ancient Orient, was developed to its present form in the middle of this century. Inaugurated in 1955 by its founder General Choi Hong Hi; Tae Kwon Do was introduced into this country in 1967.
Translated from Korean - TAE literally means to kick or smash with the foot. KWON means to punch or smash with the hand or fist. DO means art, way or method.
TAGB Tae Kwon Do incorporates many factors including: self-defence, fitness, flexibility, discipline, confidence building etc. One of the most attractive aspects of Tae Kwon Do training is that it is available to anyone young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, because it allows you to grow at your own pace.
Tae Kwon Do is probably best known for its spectacular kicking techniques, which are featured in our demonstrations, but solid basics are taught to lay a strong foundation to build on, these being stances, blocks and punches.
Tae Kwon Do has a belt grading system, when you join the TAGB association you will be given a white belt and you will be allowed to progress from there. There are opportunities to grade every three months, whether you grade will be both up to you and the instructor.
You will need to be licensed by the T.A.G.B. and the B.T.C. (British Tae Kwon Do Council), this will also insure you in case of injury during training. This is a once yearly payment. All gradings are carried out by qualified 8th Degree Black Belt examiner. Although we insist on a courteous and respectful attitude, our classes are varied, interesting and fun, and if you decide to take up Tae Kwon Do with us, you can be assured of 100% commitment and encouragement from us and all of the T.A.G.B. Instructors.