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.
COVID-19 & GRADING INFO
BLACK BELT GRADINGS
Alternative dates for these gradings are currently being considered in all areas. These dates will be released as soon as venues become available. The one certainty we know is that the gradings WILL take place as soon as we are given the option to do so within the new laws of each home nation.
COLOURED BELT GRADINGS
4th July @ Paringdon
Time - TBC
As many of you are due to have coloured belt gradings over the next few weeks, the Committee have decided to accept video or other media based gradings until further notice. In order for these gradings to be authenticated they should be filmed in a safe environment and forwarded to your relevant examiner who will review then and return the results to you. Examiner and TAGB fees should be paid as normal. Some gradings may also be carried out using Zoom or other media formats. Please consult your Grading Examiner before submitting your gradings. Also, remember, that in order to grade all students must have a current membership licence tonight
Grading dates & locations for 2021 TBC
Monday & Wednesday
6pm - 7pm
11am - 12pm
COVID-19 RULES APPLY
BLACKBELT GRADING APRIL
NEW VENUE FOR BLACK BELT GRADING in APRIL 2020:
Hellidon Lakes Hotel and Golf Resort
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