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Everyone is welcome.
Beginning Taekwon Do is easy. All you have to do is turn up with loose sports clothing and give it a go. Your first lesson is free and we are a really friendly club so everyone is welcome. We also offer that children train for free when they train with a parent. This is a great way to engage the whole family in a sport you can love and save money in the process.
We teach Taekwon Do to the standards and to the spirit of Taekwon Do as envisioned by it's creator General Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan. Therefore our syllabus is ITF style Taekwon Do. Classes are Wednesday and Friday nights and with regular gradings you can progress quickly up through the ranks to become a Black Belt.
Everyone is welcome. So just turn up in sports gear and give it a go. Your first lesson is free. You will find us welcoming and accommodating and our teaching methods are geared towards helping you build confidence and skills from the ground up. It doesn’t matter if you do not think that you are ‘sporty’. We can help everyone become fitter and more confident.
By becoming a member you are able to progress up the ranks to take part in tournaments and become a black belt. Whatever your aspiration you can achieve it here.
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-
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 ]