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The History Of

Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Martial Art that originated in Korea. It is recognised as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years. But the advancement of Taekwondo and its techniques developed as the country of Korea developed.

The name Taekwondo is derived from the Korean word “Tae” meaning foot, “Kwon” meaning fist and “Do” meaning way of. 

Taekwondo is known as a Martial Art and a way of life. The evolution of Taekwondo was a direct result of the happenings in Korea long ago and knowledge of the history is an important step in understanding Taekwondo.

The highest form of the ancient art was achieved in the kingdom of Silla. This tiny kingdom constantly faced attacks and opposition from larger and stronger areas. As a result the ruler of the kingdom, King Jin Heung, established an elite group of warriors called the “Hwarang” or “Flower of Youth”.

They were carefully selected and formally trained in all aspects of military skills including unarmed combat, which at the time was known as Tae Kyon. In addition to fighting techniques, the young warriors were instructed in history, poetry and philosophy.

The entire body of study was known as Hwarang Do. The Hwarang gained skills not only for battle, but for daily life. This relates directly to modern Taekwondo training, which provides self defense skills, improved character, self discipline and confidence that can be applied to any task. 

 

main key features about this course

In order to gain the full experience of this course and gain all of the key features below, let our highly trained and qualified instructors guide you through each syllabus. As you progress through the course each syllabus will add more advanced techniques developing you into a better martial artist.

Key Benefits

Self Defence
100%
Confidence
90%
Awareness
90%
Improve Your Fitness
90%

THE INSTRUCTOR​s

Team GB Taekwondo Athlete

Damon Sansum

Damon Sansum has been involved in the Martial Arts at the highest level for over 15 years. Before joining the Team GB Olympic Taekwondo program in 2010, Damon was a highly decorated Kickboxer. Earning the accolades of World, European and British champion across multiple organisations.

During Damon’s 9 year career as a full-time Taekwondo athlete he became one of Great Britain’s most successful male fighters. Picking up multiple world championship medals, a European silver and the Commonwealth title.

Since retiring from competition in 2019 Damon has been solely focused on coaching the sport he loves, Taekwondo. He travels the world to many different countries passing forward the knowledge he has accumulated over years of hard work and dedication. 

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1 Year Plan:

Pay upfront for the year and get 2 months free!

Price includes all gradings for the year.

You unlock each syllabus by sending in videos of your grading so you can be assessed by our highly trained and qualified instructors. Once passed, we send your belt and certificate out in the post.

The next syllabus will then become available to learn.

Monthly Plan:

Allows you to pay a monthly subscription for access to our course.

White Belt grading included.

You unlock each syllabus and grade exactly the same in both packages.

You do not need a training partner for this course.

Ideally the only time we recommend that you get a training partner is for when your striking the focus pads.

This course requires focus pads and gloves to practise strikes. However, most content can be learnt without.

Martial Arts Gi’s for training purposes is necessary. 

This course is available from the age of 4 and requires no experience necessary to participate. 

Gradings start at £29.99 in our monthly subscription package.

Defence Student has no set grading dates, or time restrictions that would hold a student back from achieving their goals sooner.

Once you have mastered all the required techniques in the syllabus, you will have the opportunity to record yourself performing those techniques and drills. Then send in your videos, they will be assessed by our highly trained and qualified instructors. They will give feedback on your performance so you know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are, you can then adjust your training habits. On some occasions, our instructors may recommend a live stream. If your techniques and reflexes meet Defence Student standards, you will have passed the grading and we will send your belt and certificate out in the post.

The next syllabus will then become available to learn. 

For whatever reason you failed on your grading, you will be given 1 free attempt to work on your mistakes and perfect your techniques that didn’t meet the standards required in order to pass.

As you progress through the course each syllabus will add more advanced techniques developing you into a better martial artist.

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Taekwondo Is A Way Of Life

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