Below are listed some of the most frequently asked questions, but if yours is not listed please do not hesitate to contact us.
I've practised Tae Kwon-Do before, will I be able to carry on from my old belt?
If you have practiced ITF style Tae Kwon-Do before (this would include patterns like Chon-Ji, Dan-Gun etc...) you may be able to carry on from your existing belt. Your new instructor will be able to assess you, and advise you on the best way to continue your training.
I've done Martial Arts before, do I have to start at beginner level?
All Martial Arts have different syllabuses, though many of the movements are similar. Having done a Martial Art before will be a great advantage to your training in Tae Kwon-Do, but you will have to start from white belt and learn our syllabus.
Where is my nearest club?
Just click on the button to find the club most convenient to yourself to join. If there is no club in your area at this present time, please email your interest to us and we can inform you as soon as one opens within your area.
What will I be doing?
Depending on how your instructor assess's your ability, you will be continuing your Tae Kwon-Do tuition and working towards your next belt
Do I need a suit?
You will not need an official UKTKD uniform until your instructor has assessed you. Until such time you should train in casual clothes eg. T-Shirt, tracksuit etc... but not your old uniform from your old association, unless otherwise permited by your new instructor.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, as soon as your new instructor has assessed you, you will need to have a UKTKD licence. This is your membership to the UKTKD as well as a policy against accidental injury and member to member liability.
When can I grade?
Our gradings are on a regular basis, approximately 3 months apart.
White belts upto and including Blue Stripes are required to have a minimum training time of 3 months between each grading.
Blue Belts up to and including Black Belt 1st Dan are required a minimum training time of 6 months between each grading.
Black Belt Dan gradings are held 2, 3, 4, 5 years apart depending on the Dan grade being taken.
PEACE OF MIND
All UKTKD instructors are fully insured, CRB checked, First Aid qualified and have passed recognised coaching courses.