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Frequently asked questions about Tae Kwon-Do

Training in Tae Kwon Do will be great fun for everyone including all members of your family. As well as helping you to defend yourself TKD will help you and your children to improve fitness, stamina, flexibility, focus, concentration and general well being. HED TKD provides a safe, fun environment for you to learn Tae Kwon-Do.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. We hope that this information provides the answers to your queries and look forward to meeting you at our classes. Please come along for a FREE introductory class or contact us.

How do I find your classes?

Details of all of our classes are on our schools page along with times and maps if you need them. No need to book !. Just come along anytime.

Is there a discount for families?

Yes, there are various discounts & different types of membership so after your Free session your instructor can give you details.

What is a grading?

A grading is an opportunity for you to gain another higher ranking belt as your training progresses towards Black belt level. After each three to six month period you might grade to the next colour. The gradings are not compulsory but should you test for the grade, you will be asked to demonstrate the techniques and knowledge that you have acquired in your classes. The syllabus for gradings is the same for all people who have the same colour belt as you.


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Can children learn Tae Kwon Do?

Yes, many children studying Tae Kwon-Do normally starting around 5 or 6 years old as, by this age, children often have the necessary basic motor skills required. TKD will help them to improve these basic skills, instil confidence, along with respect, concentration & discipline. Children enjoy the new skills they learn at Tae Kwon-Do and follow our structured training program which provides the necessary challenges to keep them interested as their training progresses. If you or your child is interested, (even at younger than 5 or 6 yrs), please come along for a FREE class as soon as you like.

Where do the Free Tae Kwon-Do classes take place?

You can start Tae Kwon-Do with us as soon as you like. Come to your nearest local club and enjoy a FREE introductory lesson. its as simple as that !. Please check out our Schools page for details of the HED TKD classes in your area & Free voucher. You are welcome at any/all of our venues.

When are FREE classes held?

You can have a FREE introductory class right now. Available at your local club. Just come along as soon as you like to join for Free session at your local club.

What classes will I be in?

You will be in a class with other people of similar abilities. Your fellow students will be practicing the same techniques, which will help you to develop a high level of skill during your training.

Can I start Tae Kwon-Do at any age?

Yes you can start TKD at any age. Most people are usually never too old to start. We treat you as an individual and will tailor your training needs to help you improve on you current level of ability. We train all kinds of people including those with disabilities.

When can I take my black belt?

There are ten grades to black belt starting with a white belt which is where beginners will start. Training to your black belt takes a minimum of three to four years depending on your training, development and commitment.

Are there martial arts competitions?.

Yes, there are various tournaments held throughout the year at Club regional, national & international level allowing males & females of all ages & grades to compete. Everyone competes in their own category (ie: boys & girls, ladies & gents separate and also different height or weight groups too).

You do not have to enter any tournaments.

When can I grade?

To give you time to learn and practice new skills, there is a minimum time between your gradings. At the early stages you could grade every three to four month intervals. As you get near to black belt level, your gradings are at least 6 to eight month intervals. Your instructor will work with you to make sure that you cover the necessary training.

Where can I get my training suit if I want one?

You do not need to buy anything to start Tae Kwon-Do. Later, when you are ready, HED SPORT will provide your training suits and any other equipment that you need. Once you have decided to train regularly, please ask your instructor for details. You must get your equipment and things like Doboks (your training suits) only through your club and your instructor at the club. HED SPORT supplies quality equipment to all of our instructors and their students. Safety, comfort etc are our main concern.

Where can I find your classes?

Details of all of our classes are on our schools page along with times and maps if you need them.

Can I get fit doing Tae Kwon-Do

Quite simply yes you can. Tae Kwon-do is a great and fun way to improve your health and fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle. As such it it great for mind and body. Your level of fitness, flexibility and stamina should improve as your training progresses. How much you improve will depend on your own individual effort and commitment.

Can I learn Tae Kwon Do?

Yes you can learn Tae Kwon-Do. It is very easy to start and with the help of your instructors you can develop your self defence skills. From the day you start, your training program will be tailored to your individual needs to ensure that you progress at the best pace for you. With practice and some dedication you may even become an expert in the future.

What level of fitness and flexibility can I expect to achieve?

We will train you according to your abilities and therefore it does not matter how fit or flexible you are when you start. Your level of fitness, flexibility and stamina should definitely improve as your training progresses. How much you improve will depend on your own individual effort and commitment.

When can I start Tae Kwon-Do?

As soon as you like Just come along for a FREE class. No need to book. Just Bring your freinds and family anytime to any of our schools & you can start learning TKD straight away. 

How many classes can I take?

You can take as many classes as you like. When you enrol with HED TKD you will immediately become a full member. Simply continue to training regularly at your club and with your instructors prior agreement you could study TKD at other local clubs. Each venue provides instruction for people of your age and ability.

What clothing should I wear?

We suggest that you wear appropriate sensible and loose clothing for practicing in such as light tracksuit bottoms or shorts and a tee shirt or other loose fitting top. You do not need any special footwear.

How will Tae Kwon-Do help me?

Tae kwon do is inherently a self-defence martial art. As your training progresses you will learn the necessary self-protection skills, disciplines as well as ways of applying them. Tae Kwon-Do is a great way to have fun and relieve the stresses of your usual routines. TKD will help you, your children and your friends to defend yourselves and improve mobility, concentration, fitness, flexibility, stamina, & general well being.

Where are gradings held?

Coloured belt gradings are normally held in your area at the club where you train or at another HED TKD or a registerd T.A.G.B. club

Where do I train after my black belt?

With HED TKD at your same club, Once you have achieved Black Belt you continue to learn even more advanced techniques within Tae Kwon-Do. Your instructor will be qualified to continue teaching you & instructing you in the Black belt syllabus. Additionally you may wish to receive instruction on how to be a referee or judge at our tournaments or choose to qualify to become an instructor yourself.

What do I learn?

The syllabus for techniques and skills is exactly the same for all people. As your training progresses you will learn self-protection skills, and ways of applying them. This includes various blocks, kicks, punches and evasive manoeuvres as well as improving your own fitness, flexibility, stamina, focus and concentration.

Can my family all learn Tae Kwon Do?

Yes, we have many classes where two or more members from the same family enjoy training together. This helps you with travel arrangements to/from classes and all of the family get to enjoy improving their self protection and fitness skills whilst spending quality and fun time together.

Where are HED TKD classes held?

Free sessions. club details & free class voucher on our schools page.

How do I enrol in your classes?

Enrolment is very easy. After you have taken your First FREE class and decided to train with us, your instructor will provide you with our simple enrolment information.

When are HED TKD classes?

Days times and venues visit the Schools page which details HED TKD clubs in your area. You are welcome at any/all of these venues.

Can I be a black belt?

You could be able to achieve Black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. There are ten steps or ‘belts’ to black belt starting with “White” (which is where the beginner starts) when new to training in this martial art. It usually takes at least three to four years to progress to black belt depending only on your own training, development and commitment. After your Black belt you can study the Black belt syllabus, maybe even instruct others and become more proficient in the art of TKD.

Rewards Scheme for Members ?

Members who introduce new members to any HED TKD club can earn their own reward points. The people you introduce the more points you can earn.

Do you have family, children, adult Tae Kwon-Do sessons

Yes, any one or more members of your family can enjoy the fun of TKD with us together or seperately.  Classes are great for everyone to help improving self protection, fitness skills, flexibility etc.

What is Tae Kwon-Do?

Tae Kwon-Do is A Korean self-defence martial art. It is many things including an open hand and foot art for self-protection and unarmed combat. Also TKD is a great way to keep fit and have fun.

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