Hi, my name is Mick Sullivan and I am the Instructor for Harlow.
I was first introduced to Tae Kwon Do when my son was 6 years old. His friend had started and asked if he would like to come. I took him that evening and was asked to join in by the Instructor. I did so, and that was 10 years ago. Since then my son joined in, my daughter started at the age of 5 and they both obtained their black belts before the age of 11.
It is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practiced for many centuries in the Orient. Tae Kwon Do became perfected in its present form in South Korea.
Translated from Korean, "Tae" literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. "Kwon" means a fist, chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. "Do" means art, way or method. Tae Kwon Do indicates the technique of unarmed combat for self defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interception with the hands, arms and feet to the rapid destruction of the opponent.
In these days of violence and intimidation, which seems to plague our modern societies, Tae Kwon Do enables the weak to possess a fine weapon to defend his or herself and restrain the opponent as well.
COLOURED AND BLACKBELT GRADINGS
Monday & Wednesday
6pm - 7pm
10am - 11am
Red & Black Belts
11am - 12pm
12.30pm SATURDAY 26th MARCH
Location TBC (Not Paringdon)
12.30pm SATURDAY 11th JUNE
12.30pm SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
12.30pm SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER
Black Belt - Pre Grade & Grading dates & locations for 2022
BlackBelt Grading dates and pre blacks for this year.
Pre-Gradings at :-
Vale Academy Ridgeway avenue LU54QP 10am start.
Pre black April grading
Sun 20th March 1/2 kups 10am till 11am B/B 11am till 12
Sat 2nd April 10am till 11am all grades.
Romford venue tbc
Sun 3rd April 1/2 kups 10am till 11am B/B 11am till 12
October BB grading
Sun 2nd Oct 1/2 kups 10am till 11am B/B 11am till 12
Sat 8th Oct 10am till 11am all grades
Romford venue tbc.
Sun 16th Oct 1/2 kups 10am till 11am B/B 11am till 12
Strictly white doboks only and £5 on the door if not grading.
BLACKBELT GRADING APRIL
NEW VENUE FOR BLACK BELT GRADING in APRIL & OCTOBER :
Hellidon Lakes Hotel and Golf Resort
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