Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a club?

Details of all classes including times and venues can be found in our club directory by clicking the Find a Class link on the main menu.
If there are no classes advertised within your area, please do not hesitate to contact us with your interests and we will strive to open classes at a location of your choice according to demand

How much does it cost?

Lesson & Training Fees are paid monthy by Standing Order bank transfer on the 1st of each month, with the following 2 options available.

How Many Classes Monthly Fee
Option 1 Training Once a Week £20 per calendar month
Option Unlimited Unlimited Training £30 per calendar month

Corporate Classes/Demonstrations: Please contact us for more details.
Private 1-2-1 Tuition: £30.00/hr
Discounted prices available for families and Black Belts holding instructors insurance
Remember your first lesson is free with no obligation to join

What do I need to wear?

When you first start, it is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows for plenty of flexibility. Long training/tracksuit bottoms and a T-shirt are ideal.

Do I need a licence?

Yes, this is included in your annual membership fee of £25.00 to BDTKD.
Annual membership fee includes:
Licence and Insurance covering personal injury and public liability.

We recommend adding membership of International Taekwon-Do Federation too, which we can arrange for you for 3 years membership of ITFHQ Korea and is a requirement for everyone wanting to grade to Black Belt.

When do I need to get a suit, and where from?

You do not need a Taekwon-Do suit (called a dobok) to until you wish to take a grading exam for the next belt.
We wear our own embroidered ITF uniform which can be purchased from your instructor or from our online shop.

How long does it take to get to Black Belt?

Everyone is different, and rate of progression through the grading system depends on how often and how hard you train; i.e, your commitment and dedication. Achieving Black Belt status can take anywhere between 2-10 years, although on average takes 3-4 years.

Can I watch before I give it a go?

Of course. Pop along to your nearest Taekwon-Do class as a spectator and talk to one of our friendly instructors. Remember your first lesson is free so you have nothing to lose by trying Taekwon-Do anyway.
Everybody is welcome.

I am not very fit or flexible, will this stop me doing Taekwon-Do?

Not in the slightest. Our Chief Instructor, Mr Walkinshaw, was recovering from major spinal surgery when he started, after being unable to walk properly for nearly 3 years. The training is progressive and you gradually become fitter and more flexible as you train.

I have done some Taekwon-Do before, can I keep my grade?

Yes, if you trained under the International Taekwon-Do Federation (I.T.F) Syllabus. If you have not trained for a long period of time or you are joining us from a non-ITF group, we may need to re-assess you to ensure that you still meet the standards required for your previous grading.