Tae Kwon-Do is a Korean Martial art with a two thousand year history. Originally, it was fighting skill used for self-defence. Over the centuries it has evolved into an art, a sport and a winning way of life.
At all T.A.G.B schools we blend traditional and contemporary aspects of the art. Discipline and self-defence play an important role in our programme, but we place equal emphasis on the exercise and sporting benefits of the arts.
Men: Tae Kwon-Do will improve your fitness, flexibility and most of all your confidence. It will help you to control or channel your aggression should the need arise. Right from the first lesson you will start developing a whole new range of skills and capabilities with the opportunity to realise self-achievement.
Women: in these days of increasing violent attacks on women it has now, more that ever, become necessary for women to be prepared to protect themselves. More and more women are turning to Martial Arts for protection and Tae Kwon Do can certainly provide this. It is superb form of self-defence and also a great way it keeps you fit and trim. Tae Kwon-Do is safe, practical and most of all enjoyable.
Children: Children who acquire self- confidence at an early age are far more likely to succeed in their adult ambitions. Tae Kwon Do is arguably the best method of instilling confidence into children and at the same time emphasises the importance of respect and discipline. As a result of the fast and exciting nature of Tae Kwon-Do there are thousands of children participating throughout the U.K and millions worldwide.
In Tae Kwon-Do you will learn to stretch and exercise nearly every muscle group in your body. That aspect alone distinguishes the sport from others.
But emphasis on improved concentration, stamina and self-control is what really sets Tae Kwon Do apart from other disciplines. To develop those skills, you’ll need to exercise your mind at least as much as your body. Naturally, the positive effects of that exercise will carry over into other areas of your life.
Students at all T.A.G.B clubs are separated into two groups beginner/intermediates.
Beginners learn stretching exercises, the principles of Tae Kwon-Do and basic kicks, punches and blocks. Intermediate students practise combination movements that require greater concentration. Intermediate students are mixed with advanced students.
Tae Kwon-Do, like any other sport can be practised in complete safety if simply precautions are followed.
At all Tae Kwon-Do clubs we stress safety from the day you begin through careful stretching, controlled techniques, and a positive attitude.
In addition to training, the clubs are friendly social settings. People of all ages from all walks of life are attracted to Tae Kwon Do with common purpose, to learn an oriental art form, to exercise, and to have fun!
Come by meet these people and learn first hand how Tae Kwon Do can be a great sport to enjoy.