Taekwondo translates to ‘The Art of the Foot & Hand’. It is a Korean Martial Art which although having roots in the ancient Orient, was developed to its present form in the middle of this century.
Our training follows the five tenets of Taekwondo:
Respecting others, having manners as well as maintaining the appropriate etiquette at all times, both within and outside the dojang.
Determining what is right or wrong and having the conscience to feel guilt if one has done wrong and to stand up for what is right.
Trying time and time again until achieving a result which is adequate towards what one was trying to achieve.
Having control over one's acts, thoughts and actions.
Having the courage to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what odds you are up against, and to always give 100% effort in whatever you do.
Master Karl James, 6th Dan, runs taekwondo schools in Croydon, Crawley and East Grinstead in the south of England.
Karl began his training in taekwondo 31 years ago and has been instructing for 15 years.
Karl originally began his training alongside his brother and father and due to having started in this way, realises the benefits of doing something together as a family. He promotes this in his classes and finds the family sessions he runs very rewarding.