A red belt student performing a high turning kick

Tell me more about a normal class:

 

Most classes run for 90 minutes, and cater for a variety of ages and abilities. A normal class will start with a warm-up and stretch, followed by technical exercises, pattern work, kicking, self defence and sometimes free sparring. They usually begin and end with bowing in to the instructor and national flag, and sometimes meditation. Taekwon-Do has many discipline and etiquette practices in class, and you'll pick these up as you train.

 

What do I need to bring to my first class?

Simply wear comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle and towel. We usually train without shoes on, but you can wear shoes if you are required to.

 

Will I get hurt?

As a new student, our main priority is to keep you safe. You will be eased in to some of the exercises, and will not be fighting/sparring without proper prior training. Self Control is one of our five Tenets, and our senior students and instructors pride themselves in having the control to not hurt one another.

 

What if I haven't done any physical exercise for some time? What if I have a chronic injury, e.g. - bad knees?

No problem - our classes are usually moderately physical, but you are able to take it at your own pace. If you have a chronic injury, our instructors are happy to help accommodate you and to provide alternative exercises, so you can still participate and improve.