The Power of
Tae Kwon Do
Whether you are looking for a serious sport, something to help you get fit or as a family activity, Tae Kwon Do offers something for all...
Training in Tae Kwon Do will be great fun for everyone including all members of your family. As well as helping you to defend yourself TKD will help you and your children to improve fitness, stamina, flexibility, focus, concentration and general well being. HED TKD provides a safe, fun environment for you to learn Tae Kwon-Do.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. We hope that this information provides the answers to your queries and look forward to meeting you at our classes. Please come along for a FREE introductory class or contact us.
You could be able to achieve Black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. There are ten steps or ‘belts’ to black belt starting with “White” (which is where the beginner starts) when new to training in this martial art. It usually takes at least three to four years to progress to black belt depending only on your own training, development and commitment. After your Black belt you can study the Black belt syllabus, maybe even instruct others and become more proficient in the art of TKD.
Quite simply yes you can. Tae Kwon-do is a great and fun way to improve your health and fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle. As such it it great for mind and body. Your level of fitness, flexibility and stamina should improve as your training progresses. How much you improve will depend on your own individual effort and commitment.
Yes you can learn Tae Kwon-Do. It is very easy to start and with the help of your instructors you can develop your self defence skills. From the day you start, your training program will be tailored to your individual needs to ensure that you progress at the best pace for you. With practice and some dedication you may even become an expert in the future.
Yes you can start TKD at any age. Most people are usually never too old to start. We treat you as an individual and will tailor your training needs to help you improve on you current level of ability. We train all kinds of people including those with disabilities.
There are many children studying Tae Kwon-Do normally starting around 6 years old as, by this age, children often have the necessary basic motor skills required. TKD will help them to improve these basic skills, instil confidence, along with respect, concentration and discipline. Children enjoy the new skills they learn at Tae Kwon-Do and follow our structured training program which provides the necessary challenges to keep them interested as their training progresses. If your child is interested, (even at younger than 6 years old), please contact us to arrange a FREE class for your children.
Yes, we have many classes where two or more members from the same family enjoy training together. This helps you with travel arrangements to/from classes and all of the family get to enjoy improving their self protection and fitness skills whilst spending quality and fun time together.
Enrolment is very easy. After you have taken your First FREE class and decided to train with us, your instructor will provide you with our simple enrolment information.
You can take as many classes as you like. When you enrol with HED TKD you will immediately become a full member. Simply continue to training regularly at your club and with your instructors prior agreement you could study TKD at other local clubs. Each venue provides instruction for people of your age and ability.
Tae kwon do is inherently a self-defence martial art. As your training progresses you will learn the necessary self-protection skills, disciplines as well as ways of applying them. Tae Kwon-Do is a great way to have fun and relieve the stresses of your usual routines. TKD will help you, your children and your friends to defend yourselves and improve mobility, concentration, fitness, flexibility, stamina, and general well being.
Members who are responsible for the introduction of other people new to any HED TKD club can earn their own reward points.
You will be in a class with other people of similar abilities. Your fellow students will be practicing the same techniques, which will help you to develop a high level of skill during your training.
We suggest that you wear appropriate sensible and loose clothing for practicing in such as light tracksuit bottoms or shorts and a tee shirt or other loose fitting top.
The syllabus for techniques and skills is exactly the same for all people. As your training progresses you will learn self-protection skills, and ways of applying them. This includes various blocks, kicks, punches and evasive manoeuvres as well as improving your own fitness, flexibility, stamina, focus and concentration.
Tae Kwon-Do is A Korean self-defence martial art. It is many things including an open hand and foot art for self-protection and unarmed combat. Also TKD is a great way to keep fit and have fun.
A grading is an opportunity for you to gain another higher ranking belt as your training progresses towards Black belt level. After each three to six month period you might grade to the next colour. The gradings are not compulsory but should you test for the grade, you will be asked to demonstrate the techniques and knowledge that you have acquired in your classes. The syllabus for gradings is the same for all people who have the same colour belt as you.
We will train you according to your abilities and therefore it does not matter how fit or flexible you are when you start. Your level of fitness, flexibility and stamina should definitely improve as your training progresses. How much you improve will depend on your own individual effort and commitment.
You can have a FREE introductory class right now. Available at your local club. Just come along as soon as you like to join for a FREE class at your local club.
To give you time to learn and practice new skills, there is a minimum time between your gradings. At the early stages you could grade every three to four month intervals. As you get near to black belt level, your gradings are at least 6 to eight month intervals. Your instructor will work with you to make sure that you cover the necessary training.
As soon as you are ready to watch or try a FREE class, then contact us or simply come along to one of our schools and you can start learning TKD straight away. Here is your first FREE class voucher
There are ten grades to black belt starting with a white belt which is where beginners will start. Training to your black belt takes a minimum of three to four years depending on your training, development and commitment.
Please get your club details and First free class voucher on our schools page.
Coloured belt gradings are normally held in your area at the club where you train or at another HED TKD or at another T.A.G.B. club.
You do not need to buy anything to start Tae Kwon-Do. Later, when you are ready, HED SPORT will provide your training suits and any other equipment that you need. Once you have decided to train regularly, please ask your instructor for details. HED SPORT supplies quality equipment to all of our instructors and their students. Safety and comfort is our main concern so we ensure that you get high quality materials.
Once you have achieved Black Belt you can continue to learn even more advanced techniques within Tae Kwon-Do. Your instructor will be qualified to continue teaching you and instructing you in the Black belt syllabus. Additionally you may wish to receive instruction on how to be a referee or judge at our tournaments or qualify to become an instructor yourself.
You can start Tae Kwon-Do with us as soon as you like. Come to your nearest local club and enjoy a FREE introductory lesson. Please check out our schools page for details of the HED TKD classes in your area and your First FREE class voucher. You are welcome at all of these venues.