Who Can Train Tae Kwon Do?
Training in Tae Kwon Do can start at any age. TAGB members start as young as five and recently one of our members gained his fifth dan black belt on his 70th birthday! Because of its high-kicking, fast-paced style Tae Kwon Do is a thoroughly modern way of getting fit.
Tae Kwon Do training is about learning to discipline your mind as well as your body and TAGB instructors always include elements in their teaching which help their students to develop mentally as well as physically.
Also available are instructional books and videos to aid training, We have found the books are mainly used by parents to help their children practice at home and are reasonably priced.
What is TAGB?
The Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) was formed in 1983 and has since become the founding member of the British Tae Kwon Do Council (BTC) which is recognised by the UK Sports Council. The TAGB were also a founder member of Tae Kwon Do International; the world wide organisation for Tae Kwon Do.
In 2003 The TAGB launched the `TAGB TIGERS’ a children’s program aimed at making martial arts fun for children aged 5 to 12 emphasis on exercise and fitness rather than sparring it also is in line with the current the PE curriculum.
It also publishes a bi-monthly, glossy, subscription magazine called TAGB Times which carries club news, contact addresses, modern training techniques and events. Membership to the TAGB has other benefits too discounts off Thompson Cook holidays and top UK attractions e.g. Alton towers, Thorpe Park, Madame Tussards etc
Instructors of the TAGB; who after several years of training undergo both written examinations and extensive practical assessments to gain their qualifications they have also completed child protection courses and have been checked by the criminal records bureau.
The TAGB host four national championships a year with additional area championships. Through Tae kwon Do International club members are invited to attend open Tae Kwon Do championships, in several countries throughout the world, however the World championships are a black belt only event. You are also able to attend squad training where you will be sparring international fighters from time to time. There are also seminars on specific themes. I.e. patterns, sparring & self-defence with nationally recognised guest instructors. Information for the above events when, where and price will be displayed in the club and announced at the start of each training session when details become available.
Approved safety equipment is required for sparring this can be purchased all at once or over a period of time. From time to time there are special offers relating to the purchase of safety equipment.