New Beginners

Hello and thank you for your interest in our beginner classes.


Below are listed some of the most frequently asked questions, but if yours is not listed please do not hesitate to contact us.


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?

Over the coming months you will be learning the basic blocks, punches and kicks of Tae Kwon-Do, together with self-defence. We will also be improving your fitness levels by various exercises including pad work.


Do I need a suit?

When you first start just wear loose clothing. You may purchase a suit at anytime, but you won’t need one until you decide to grade which will be your first formal occasion.


Do I need insurance?

Yes, soon after your first months training you will need to have your licence/insurance. This is your membership to the UKTKD as well as a policy against accidental injury and member to member liability.


When can I grade?

When you first start training you might only be thinking of getting fitter and learning a self-defence, but gradings are an integral part of Tae Kwon-Do, a barometer of measuring ones skill. Each time you pass a grading it enables you to learn a new set of skills, therefore a student will never tire of Tae Kwon-Do.

“I think I’m too unfit?”

That’s all the more reason to join. Your fitness level will be built up gradually and depending on age and ability you’ll be surprised how much fitter you feel after just one month.


“Am I too old to start?”

You’re never too old to start Tae Kwon-Do. We have experience of teaching all age groups, from  5 years to 60+.


“I think I’m too shy?”

Our classes build confidence. They are structured so that no one feels embarrassed or incapable.


“Can I come on my own?”

Of course you can, many people start Tae Kwon-Do not only to learn a Self Defence but to make new friends. We are not only a Martial Art Club, we hold many social events throughout the year.


“We’d like to come as a family, but are worried about the cost?”

We do special discounted rates for families.


“Is private tuition available?”

Yes, we can arrange to tutor you privately if required.


“I’ve done Tae Kwon-Do before, will I have to start from scratch?”

Please go to our page dedicated to those who have trained in Tae Kwon-Do before.



All UKTKD instructors are CRB checked, First Aid qualified and have passed recognised coaching courses.