What is Tae Kwon-Do?
Tae Kwon-Do literally means the art of the foot and fist. It is a Korean martial art which although having its roots in the ancient Orient, was developed in its present form in the middle of the last century. Inaugurated in 1955 by its founder General Choi Hong Hi, Tae Kwon-Do was introduced into this country in 1967.
By using the various techniques in Tae Kwon-Do you will learn how to deal with a violent situation, blocking or evading the opponents attack and effectively counter attacking.
Although chiefly known for the high kicking techniques of Tae Kwon-Do, it also incorporates punches and strikes, blocks and releases and even pressure points, locks and throws.
The Isle of WIght Tae Kwon-Do Club was started in 1998 by Mr Trevor Barnes 4th Dan and is now run by one of his first students on the Island, Mr Peter Scotcher 4th Dan. Since the club began it has seen many people benefit greatly from training in the art, trained over 50 people to the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt and beyond and won trophies and medals in the 100's including National and World titles.
All of our classes are run with a friendly atmosphere with everyone wiling to help each other. A high level of respect and hard work is expected but lessons are still fun.
You can expect to progress at your own pace with no pressure to take gradings until you feel you are ready. Classes are varied and include traditional techniques, striking and kicking work on focus pads and kick shields, fitness, flexibility training, self defence, sparring and much more.