The training is kept varied and designed to address all aspects related to taekwondo: Self defence, fitness, flexibility, patterns, padworks and linework. Taekwondo is a great all round sport taught with the traditional ethos of respect and discipline within a friendly club environment.
Training will vary from fitness based sessions to flexibiliy to sparring and technical sessions. With gradings being roughly 3 months apart there is always something new to learn and new boundaries to break.
Whatever your level and ability from a total beginner to a practitioner of other martial arts, there is always something that can be gained from taekwondo. No matter what your start point is, you will get fitter, feel better and have more confidence with a sense of achievement.
Even after 18 years of training I'm still learning and trying to improve my technique and flexibility, there's always something to work on.
Flexibility is key to being a good taekwondo exponent, however whatever your start point, your flexibility will improve with time, irrelevant of your age.
We do patterns which are sequences of movements, mainly attack and defense, set in a logical sequence against one or more imaginary opponents. There are 9 patterns to learn on your journey to black belt. These help to develop technique, balance and done correctly are a great all round workout.
Techniques are repeated many times to make them as fast, accurate and powerful as they can possibly be. These workouts help to develop stances correct posture / technique and aid in grouping techniques together.
There are many forms of Set Sparring organised into routines of attack and defense with a partner to work on focus, distance and timing.
We practice semi-contact sparring with full safety gear. Safety is our number one priority. This is where you put into practice the skills that you have learnt. When sparring against higher grades there is no danger of getting hurt as the emphasis is on the higher grades to show control and to help the lower grades learn and develop their techniques.
We drill techniques to pads to maximize power and precision. Drills are also very good at increasing cardio vascular fitness and can help in preparation for tournament sparring.