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The Benefits you will gain:
Improved Body Tone & Flexibility.
Reduce Stress Levels
Concentration & Increased AttentionSpan
Discipline & Appropriate Behaviour
Setting & Achieving Goals
What can Tae Kwon-Do do for me:
Children who acquire self confidence at an early age are more likely to succeed in their adult ambitions. Tae Kwon-Do is arguably the best method of instilling confidence into children and at the same time emphasising the importance of respect and discipline. As a result of the fast and exciting nature of Tae Kwon-Do there are thousands of children participating throughout the U.K. and millions worldwide.
In today’s world parents need extra help reinforcing respect, courtesy and self-discipline. These are part of every day lessons at our school. We teach much more than kicking and punching, we teach Life skills. With the ever increasing risk of bullying, obesity and the stresses of today's society, children need to be more focused and resilient. With Tae Kwon-Do they will learn to protect themselves, become more confident and focused. Also to become better people, and while doing all this without even realising it they will get extremely fit and live a longer healthier life.
Tae Kwon-Do will improve your fitness, flexibility and most of all your confidence. It will help you to control or channel your aggression should the need arise. Right from the first lesson you will start developing a whole new range of skills and capabilities with the opportunity to realise self-achievement.
In these days of increasing violent attacks on women it has now more than ever, become necessary for women to be prepared to protect themselves. More and more women are turning to Martial Arts for protection and Tae Kwon-Do can certainly provide this. It is a superb form of self defence and a great way to keep fit and trim. Tae Kwon-Do is safe, practical and most of all enjoyable.
start Tae Kwon-Do for many different reasons. Some to learn self defence and get fit. Several to build confidence and become more assertive. Many start because they want to do something different and exciting.
Often people have joined the ‘gym’ and have become bored by the repetitive exercising and have lost enthusiasm!
So why is Tae Kwon-Do different? Firstly the classes are fun and enjoyable, every class is different. You may get tired, sweaty, feel excited, fulfilled and challenged, but you will never get bored!
Importantly you well learn a skill that will keep you safe, fit and healthy and your confidence levels will rocket – and your stress levels fall. Because you train together in a group of likeminded people you will build friendships and team spirit.
NAKMAS ’Safe Kids’ Campaign
Support and advice about bullying and abuse is being made available to young martial arts enthusiasts at Elite TaeKwon-Do Academy thanks to an innovative scheme from NAKMAS National Governing Body.
The ‘Safe Kids’ initiative sees all young participants of Elite TaeKwon-Do Academy and NAKMAS’s other member clubs and groups offered advice on how to avoid difficult situations and where to seek help if they are being bullied.
For further information about NAKMAS and ‘Safe Kids’ Campaign visit:
All children learning martial arts at Elite TaeKwon-Do Academy receive credit-card sized advice cards, providing contact details of organisations which are able to help, as well as giving tips on keeping safe.
The aim of the initiative is to make children better prepared, should they encounter bullying or abuse.
Together we can stamp out bullying and abuse.
Elite TaeKwon-Do Academy is an accredited club that supports the NAKMAS ‘Safe Kids’ Campaign, which helps in protecting children from bullying and abuse.
Chief Instructor Jason Rogers of Elite TaeKwon-Do Academy says:
“While martial arts gives children the confidence to stand up to bullies, they should know that they do not have to face it alone. ‘Safe Kids’ provides them with advice on where to turn to for professional advice. The initiative is great for the children and helps us to teach the importance of how to deal with bullying and abuse the right way.”
Chief Instructor Jason Rogers 4th Degree
Joe Ellis, National Chairman of NAKMAS says:
“NAKMAS’s member clubs and groups are not just there to teach martial arts. We want them to be support networks for youngsters as well, offering advice and helping them avoid bullying and abuse. The scheme also helps coaches and instructors do their job more effectively, by providing them with a vital tool to educate their young pupils on matters which might effect them.”
Clubs/groups which have received formal training from NAKMAS to become accredited to the governing body automatically sign up to Safe Kids. In addition to the campaign, coaches and instructors receive the Stay Safe magazine, which is published twice a year, and provides advice, updates and case studies relating to welfare issues within martial arts coaching.
Coaching awards to the standard of the NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) and UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) are available within NAKMAS. It has an active NSPCC approved Welfare Policy. It also has Registered Body status via the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and Disclose Scotland to check against the criminal records register.
NAKMAS is a non-funded national governing body and is a member of Sport and Recreation Alliance (formerly known as the Central Council of Physical Recreation). With its Head Office based in Kent, NAKMAS governs all forms of traditional and modern martial arts and has over 65,000 members within the UK.
NAKMAS provides extensive insurances via XL Catlin for all its affiliates and holds a National and International Quality Standard Certificate via the BSI (British Standards Institute). NAKMAS has also been accredited to the Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport at Intermediate Level.
To start training at Elite Tae Kwon Do Academy it could not be any easier all you need is to wear a pair of tracksuit/jogging bottoms and a T-shirt. Your first lesson is FREE OF CHARGE.
Most people believe that you need to be super fit in order for you to start training in Tae Kwon Do this is not the case as our Tae Kwon Do syllabus is designed to introduce the beginner student at a gradual pace. You will start off learning the basic moves to gain coordination with the hands and feet, increase your level of fitness and flexibility. As you begin to work through the syllabus you will notice that your fitness, flexibility and Tae Kwon Do skills have improved immensely this will continue through out your Tae Kwon Do training.
Frequently Asked Q's Q. I am not flexible at all! Can I still learn Tae Kwon Do? A. Yes you can. Flexibility is very practical for high kicks but it is not an absolute must. Speed has a big influence as well. You will see that using proper technique and speed, you will reach pretty high, even if you are not the most flexible in your class!
Q. I am xxx years of age. Am I not too old to start Tae Kwon Do? A. You are never too old to start Tae Kwon Do, as long as you are physically able to train. Of course, the older you get, the more difficult it will be to win in competition for instance, but Tae Kwon Do is much broader than sparring, something which people often tend to forget. The most important aspect of training is that you feel good about the training and that you make progress on both physical and mental level.
Q. I am not very fit... Will that be a problem? A. No, start training right away! Tae Kwon Do will help you to become fit in a (relative) short amount of time.
Q. How long does it take to become a black belt? A. That totally depends on how much you train. It takes 3 and a half years (training twice a week) to become a black belt, providing you pass every grading examination.
What you will do during class:
Patterns show the art side of Tae Kwon Do and are a good measure of the students technical ability. As the student progresses through the grades the patterns get longer or more technically difficult. Patterns enable students to practise techniques not allowed in other aspects of training for safety reasons, ie. 90% of Tae Kwon Do techniques are not allowed in free sparring. There are 24 patterns in the Tae Kwon-Do syllabus.
Line Work As Tae Kwon Do is a military martial art a lot of it's training is regimented and consists of performing techniques in lines up and down the gym. This enables the student to practise their fundamental techniques in a disciplined fashion. They comprise of blocking, punching, striking and kicking in various stances and include attacking and defensive techniques. This is the foundation from which the rest of the Tae kwon-Do techniques will build upon.Line Work
Set Sparring This is when the student develops focus, distance and timing and is practised when they have reached the level when they are ready to put their basic techniques, learn't in line work, into practise against an opponent (partner). Set sparring is practised to prepare the student for free sparring.
Free Sparring In free sparring the student is allowed to attack and defend in an un restricted situation. Free sparring develops fast reactions,good vision, the ability to "read " the opponents intentions by recognising their intent through their body language,the ability to deliver a fast and accurate defence, attack or counter attack, it also is very aerobic and quickly takes the students fitness level to anew high. Because of the nature of free sparring full safety equipment must be worn and rules must be obeyed.
Pad Work The techniques that you learn will be practised against pads which will enable you to develop good techniques, power and confidence in a safe environment. Padwork is used to develop reactions, co-ordination and improve your overall fitness
Self Defence Our syllabus concentrates on defending, releasing and countering from a variety of grabs, holds and attacks more likely to be found in a realistic "street" situation.
Flexibility Due to the types of exercises and techniques performed, your flexibility and mobility will improve immensely.Flexibility
Fitness Training This can take the form of various types of circuit training either for endurance or to develop fast explosive movement.
The art of Tae Kwon-Do incorporates destruction (or breaking) in the syllabus. This is to test the power in your techniques; it is not just a case of being able to break bricks, boards, or ice to impress an audience, it is to prove that your techniques would be powerful enough & effective against an attacker. It is also a test of character, focus, determination & of strength of mind as well as body.
ELITE DRAGONS (KIDS CLASSES)
The Elite Dragons Programme is specifically developed for children aged 4 to 7 years old. Classes are both educational and fun and provide kids with a safe and interactive environment that will help them develop basic martial arts skills along with necessary life skills. Many people believe that the time between the ages of 4 and 7 are the most important years of a child's development. Our programme will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way - and is approximately a minimum 2 year programme from start to finish - white belt to achieving Elite Dragon Black Stripe Belt.
In the Elite Dragon classes, your child will be exposed to positive social interaction. They will learn how to work with others
The Elite Dragon curriculum is based on age-appropriate drills and activities that will help kids develop:
Added Benefits: • Stranger awareness • Bully Busting • Personal safety skills • Traditional Korean martial arts • And more!
The Elite Dragons Programme is a 30 minute class that includes drills that develop their basic martial arts abilities. We also play fun age appropriate games that help young children learn necessary life skills like focus, confidence, listening, respect, leadership, etc.