Taking up TaeKwon-Do – During Lockdown?

Maybe Joe Wicks isn’t quite doing it for you any more? Had enough of yoga in your front room? How about taking up a martial art! You can start learning the basics of TaeKwon-Do and be getting fit at the same time – all still from the safety and comfort of your front room!

How Does it Work?

We are putting on six week beginner courses over Zoom. The aim of the course is to:

  • Introduce the basics of the punching, kicking and moving used in TaeKwon-Do
  • Teach you the techniques used for beginner level TaeKwon-Do to prepare you to join our club classes
  • Work on your cardio fitness, strength, co-ordination & flexibility
  • Have fun!

At the end of the six week course we will invite you join our main Zoom classes – you will then be joining in with all our other TaeKwon-Do students! We aim to have improved your strength, coordination & flexibility, and taught you the fundamentals of our fighting and self-defence techniques.

Once you join in with our main classes, there will be the opportunity to take part in our online ‘fighting fit’ classes, these are exciting and dynamic fitness classes based around the fundamental techniques of TaeKwon-Do. There will also be beginner classes to join in with to continue your TaeKwon-Do journey. Checkout our Online Zoom Classes page to see our weekly schedule of classes. Please note that once you join our main classes after the six week course, these will be charged at our standard monthly subscription rate of £40 per calendar month.

And of course, as soon as we are out of lockdown and able to get together again, you will be able to come along and join in our REAL LIFE martial arts classes! Please note – as soon as real life classes recommence, zoom training classes will cease – I cannot be in two places at once sadly!

During the six week introductory course, you will come along to two online Zoom sessions each week – Tuesdays 6.00pm – 6.40pm and Thursdays 6.00pm – 6.40pm. We ask that you please try to attend both classes. These classes are suitable for anyone from age 7 – 70!

What Will it Cost?

All we are asking is £20 for the whole six week course! How do you get started? Just get in touch with me – I’m Russ Martin (but in class I’m ‘Sir’ – it’s one of the many martial art traditions you’ll get used to!) arrange to pay for your course and I’ll send you the Zoom link and password you’ll need to join us.

The next course will be starting on Tuesday 9th February at 6.00pm. Classes will then be each Tuesday and Thursday until Thursday 18th March.

Then push that sofa to one side, set up your laptop or phone (something with a camera) somewhere where you can both see me and I can see you (I need to be able to see you to give you feedback), pull on some loose comfortable clothes (if you’re not already in them!) shut the dog in the kitchen and away we go! There are various things you need to know about using zoom and staying safe before we get started – please check out the bottom of our Online Zoom Training page for more information.

For more information on what TaeKwon-Do is all about and what it can do for you, check out all the pages in our ‘About Us’ section (click on the menu above) and of course you’re more than welcome to contact us if you have any further questions. We’d love to have you join our martial art family!