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Everyone is welcome.
Beginning Taekwon Do is easy. All you have to do is book in and turn up. We have two classes and you can start at either class. YOUR FIRST LESSON IS FREE. If you are an existing member and you want to bring a friend then they are more than welcome. Once they have passed their first grading then you get a month’s training for free.
Whatever you are looking for then Taekwon Do can help. You can get fitter, more confident, make new friends, lose weight and learn a new skill that could one day save your life. One thing is for sure. Taekwon Do changes everyone and makes a positive impact on their life. So if you want to be a better version of you then come along.
We train every Monday and Wednesday night.
Please see the contact us section for directions and times.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Mr Sheehan -
The instructor for St Albans is Mr Sheehan -
Not only is Mr Sheehan a very experienced instructor but also a very highly experienced competitor. Fairly unique in this area, Mr Sheehan is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer and Fitness instructor. It is this combination of qualities that provides you with a safe and enjoyable environment within which you can thrive and develop your skills.
It also means that the practice is based upon current best practice and the old-
Mr Ambrose -
Mr Ambrose began training nearly 15 years ago. After a small break he realised that Taekwon Do is in the blood, make a return to training and proudly passed his Black belt exam in 2015.
Mr Middleton -
Mr Middleton has been training at the St Albans school for over 5 years and brings a great deal of experience crossing over from his fencing and stage fighting experience.
Taekwon Do was founded in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi -
Many people think that martial arts are thousands of years old. However Taekwon Do is about to turn 60 years old in 2015 as it was officially founded in 1955.
The following extract is taken from "Taekwon-
“Although the origins of the martial arts are shrouded in mystery, we consider it an undeniable fact that from time immemorial there have been physical actions involving the use of the hands and feet for purpose of self-
If we were to define these physical actions as "Taekwon-
I began to teach Karate to my soldiers as a means of physical and mental training. It was then that I realized that we needed to develop our own national martial art, superior in both spirit and technique to Japanese Karate. I strongly believed that teaching it throughout the country would enable me to fulfil the pledge I had made to three of my comrades, who had shared my imprisonment by the Japanese.
"The reason that our people suffer in this way at the hands of the Japanese," I had said, "is that our ancestors failed to rule wisely. They exploited the people and, in the end, lost the country to foreign domination. If we ever regain our freedom and independence, let us not become the rulers of the people. Instead, let us dedicate ourselves to advising those who rule."
It was with this ambition in mind that I began to develop new techniques, systematically, from March of that same year. By the end of 1954 I had nearly completed the foundation of a new martial art for Korea, and on April 11, 1955, it was given the name "Taekwon-
The full version of the history of Taekwon Do can be found on the UK ITF website by following this link. [ Click Here ]