FAQ's

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. Evesham TKD provides a safe, fun environment for you to learn Tae Kwon-Do.

  • Is it expensive?

No. Everyone starts with their first two lessons free.   We can provide you with full costs for individual students or family membership upon request. Ask on you first Free lesson

  • I  don’t want to start on my own

Bring a friend or be brave and just walk in 70% of new students start on their own but you soon make new friends

  • Is there an age limit for Tae Kwon Do?

No there isn’t. We welcome all ages in our club to train with us and we have children as young as 6 and adults well into their senior years.  Younger children often have different levels of attention and therefore your free trial sessions are a good way to see if Tae Kwon Do is appropriate for them. 

  • When are the Tae Kwon Do training sessions?

We train at Monday and Thursday evenings  7pm – 8pm 

  • Where are the Evesham Tae Kwon Do Training Sessions?

Our club trains at The De Montfort High School See details Click here

  • What equipment do I need?

You don’t need any equipment to start training.  Once you are sure you wish to continue you will need a uniform, which is called a Dobok.  These are compulsory for official events such as competitions and gradings.  We can advise you on this.

  • Do I need my own sparring equipment?

Sparring equipment is not normally required for students in the lower grades, unless you wish to compete in tournaments.  For gradings from green belt and above sparring equipment is compulsory, when you start sparring wearing equipment can give you confidence and make you feel more comfortable

  • Can I sit and wait for my child?

Of course.  Parents are welcome to sit at the back and watch their children practice, however, whilst the class is running we request that you do not talk on your mobile phone or talk during the class.  We are trying to create an atmosphere for study and practice and people talking often puts our students off

  • Will I have to Spar?

Sparring is a huge part of Taekwondo, however before you can spar we need to teach you body control and basic techniques. Normally after your first grading our Black Belts will introduce you to sparring. Your spar Black Belts first as they have the control to ensure you don’t get injured

  • What does Tae Kwon Do mean?

Literally translated, Tae Kwon Do means “the way of the hand and foot”.  The most important part of the word is “Do” as this translated means “the correct way”.  Learning to kick and punch are only physical attributes.  By practising “Do” and the principles of Tae Kwon Do you become an overall martial artist, both physically and mentally.

  • Can I sit and wait for my child?

Of course.  Parents are welcome to sit and watch their children practice, however, whilst the class is running we request that you do not talk on your mobile phone, preferably switch it off or to silent.  We are trying to create an atmosphere for study and practice and people talking can put our students off.

  • Do the Juniors train separately?

We join the Juniors and seniors in the same class where needed we separate the class into groups each group can get specialist training, in this way juniors and seniors train together but each individual can receive specific training for their needs. Family can train together and we find the junior students behave better in mixed classes.

  • How is Tae Kwon Do different to Karate and other Martial Arts?

Like Karate, students of Tae Kwon Do perform a lot of upper body techniques like punching, blocking and striking.  What distinguishes Tae Kwon Do from other martial arts is it’s superior kicking techniques.  In Tae Kwon Do students can learn to perform multiple kicks whilst flying and jumping in the air.

  • What is the belt system?

There are 10 belts up to Black Belt 1st Dan.  Beginners start with what is know as a white belt and as you undergo gradings your belt colour will change. White with Yellow stripe, Yellow Belt, Yellow with green Stripe, Green Belt, Green with Blue Stripe, Blue Belt, Blue with Red Stripe, Red Belt, Red With Black stripe. Then Black Belt

  • Do I have to grade for belts at set interval?

No.  Gradings take place regularly but there is no obligation to grade.  Students are assessed in class and are only put forward for gradings when both you and the instructor are confident in your ability and the you feel ready and willing to progress. Progress is independent to each Student, Enjoying the training is more important

  • How long will it take to get my Black Belt?

With regular attendance and practice it is possible to go from white belt to black Belt in 3 and half years.  Obtaining your Black Belt is a long term goal. Enjoying Training and learning is far more important than how quickly you get a Black Belt.

  • What happens when I reach Black Belt?

When you achieve your Black Belt you automatically become a 1st Dan.  After you reach First Dan Blackbelt thee are other options available to you, train for your second dan, qualify and officiate at competitions, Squad Training, Teaching etc

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