Taekwon-Do is beneficial to most age groups. Ideally, children should be at least 7 years old, but we do make exceptions and take younger students in some of our classes. Deciding factors include “attention span” and the ability to train regularly.
What you need to start? Well the answer is that you need very little to start training in Taekwon-Do – just plenty of enthusiasm. In time you will need a uniform (Dobok) which you can obtain through your Instructor. We do not insist you purchase sparring equipment from us although we are able to obtain it for you, for the same cost as it is sold in the shops (sometimes cheaper). You are however most welcome to purchase it elsewhere. We do ask that you talk to us before you buy to ensure you are meeting various safety requirements.
What can you hope to achieve from training in Taekwon-Do? Apart from the obvious benefits of self-defence, training in Taekwon-Do will increase your levels of fitness and flexibility. It will also give rise to new levels of confidence (especially in children) and the regular exercise also helps people to combat stress and weight problems. It’s highly probable that you will make new, like-minded friends as well.