Thursday, 22 February 2007

Warrington Taekwondo Club

We train at the Warrington Memorial Hall, Station Road, Warrington on
Mondays and Wednesdays 6.00-7.30pm.

Taekwondo is the Korean Martial Art of Self Defense – and more!

Its origins date back as far as 2000 years ago in Korea. Known under
various names in the past it has gradually developed into the modern
art of Taekwondo.

Taekwondo, if directly translated into English, means "the art of
striking with the fists and feet". But it actually means more; the
word "art" is a poor translation of the Korean word "do"; it's meaning
is closer to "philosophy" or "way of life".

Today Taekwondo is an effective modern system of self defense and a
popular full-contact sport. Taekwondo is constantly adapting to meet
the demands of the day while still maintaining its traditional aspects
of self-respect, self-control and self-confidence. Practicing
Taekwondo is also an ideal way to gain better fitness, flexibility,
strength and co-ordination.


It takes most people between three and four years to reach Black Belt.

Grading (belt promotion examination) is held every four months for
colour belt members. There are 10 colour belt grades from beginner to
Black Belt.

Classes begin with warm-up and stretching exercises, followed by
practice in blocking and striking hand techniques, kicking techniques,
self defense training and free-sparring. Almost anyone can learn
Taekwondo from the ages of 5-7 years on.


The learning and practice of Taekwondo requires a responsible
attitude. Taekwondo is a full-contact Martial Art and all members of
our club must abide by the rules set down for the safety and benefit
of all. Upon joining the Warrington Taekwondo club you will be given a
copy of our rules. A student will also learn that there are certain
etiquettes which are observed in Taekwondo. Respect for one's
Instructor, fellow students, and most importantly, respect for oneself
and others will enable the student to develop. Etiquette is shown by
example of proper conduct, and is associated with the personality and
character building of the individual.


The T.U.N.Z. is one of the largest Taekwondo bodies in New Zealand
with clubs throughout the country. It operates under a Management
Committee of duly elected regional delegates each representing the
instructors, students and clubs in their region. All gradings are
conducted by appointed 4th Dan Black Belt Examiners. The T.U.N.Z.
regularly organises and participates in regional, national and
international tournaments as well as inviting internationally renowned
Master Instructors to New Zealand to conduct specialised seminars for
students of all ranks around the country. The T.U.N.Z. practices the
W.T.F. style of Taekwondo and welcomes non-political affiliations with
other Taekwondo bodies. Practitioners from all styles of Taekwondo are
welcome to train at any T.U.N.Z. club.

For further information Contact Tim 482-2690.

Tim Bain

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