About The Club

Club has been running for 20 years + with the Chief Instructor having over 35 years experience in Tae Kwon Do and martial arts with a very experienced team of instructors.

There are many different aspects to Tae Kwon Do training and most students will soon find their favourite disciplines. So in all classes we cover, fitness, agility, self-defence, patterns, Korean, pad work and sparring, this means that whatever your aims and goals, you will always find an area of interest in which you favour and excel at.

We are a friendly social club that welcomes anyone and everyone from 4 years old. We train from 5:15pm on Wednesday and Sunday with an extra night on Friday for those who wish to compete or take their training to another level.

Training is carried out in a friendly, open, jovial atmosphere. The only expectation is that you try and give it everything you’ve got.

You will be trained by a skilled group of instructors with many years of experience, each with their own unique teaching method but all leading to one goal, to bring the best out of you.

There are local, national and international competitions to enter if you like to challenge yourself against others, demonstrations, social events to attend and an annual ski trip on offer.


The History of Tae Kwon Do


Tae Kwon-Do is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practised for many centuries in the Orient. Tae Kwon-Do became perfected in its present form in 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 hand, arms and feet to the rapid destruction of the opponent.

To the Korean people Tae Kwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements. It also implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in instilling a concept and spirit of strict self-imposed discipline and an ideal of noble moral re-armament.

In these days of violence and intimidation, which seem to plague our modern societies, Tae Kwon-Do enables the weak to possess a fine weapon to defend himself or herself and defeat the opponent as well. When wrongly applied it can be a lethal weapon.

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean military art form which was founded by General Choi Hong Hi in 1955, although it is a fairly new Martial Art its foundations have been based on many centuries of combat, taking the best moves from different Martial Arts to form this very strong striking style.

Tae Kwon Do has progressed over its time to not only become useful on the battlefield but in modern day society. The techniques have evolved to get you out of dangerous situations you may find yourself in with minimal, if any injury to yourself.

Within the Martial Arts world Tae Kwon Do is known for its lightning speeds and explosive kicking techniques. This brings with it fantastic health benefits, increased fitness, lower body weight, increased self-esteem, confidence, discipline, improved learning skills and the list goes on.

Training Times

WEDNESDAYS
5.15pm-6pm Tiny Tigers
(4 - 7 years old)
6pm - 7pm Beginners
7pm - 9.30pm Seniors
Friday
6pm - 7.30pm Fitness and sparring (9th Kup and above)
SUNDAYS
5.15pm-6pm Tiny Tigers
(4 - 7 years old)
6pm - 7pm Beginners
7pm - 9pm Seniors

​​​​​Venue

The club is based at Hereford Leisure Centre that has recently undergone a £3,000,000+ renovation.

The Leisure Centre is easy to find has fantastic facilities and very welcoming staff.

Conduct in the Dojang

Every student must observe the following conduct in the Dojang in order to maintain an orderly and effective training hall.

Bow upon entering

Bow to the Instructor at a proper distance

Exchange greetings between students

Bow to Instructor upon forming a line prior to training

Bow to the Instructor upon forming a line prior to dismissal

Bow before leaving the Dojang.

Being a Good Student

10 POINTS TO BECOMING A GOOD TAE KWON-DO STUDENT


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Never tire of learning; a student must always be eager to learn and ask questions. A good student can learn anywhere anytime. This is the secret of knowledge.

A good student must be willing to sacrifice for his art and his Instructor. Many students feel that their training is a commodity bought with monthly fees, and are unwilling to take part in any demonstrations, teaching, or work around the Dojang. An instructor can afford to lose this type of student.

Always set a good example to lower ranking students. It is only natural that they attempt to emulate their seniors.

Always be loyal and never criticise the Instructor, Tae Kwon-do, or the teaching methods.

If an Instructor teaches a technique, practise it and attempt to utilise it.

Remember that a student's conduct outside the Dojang reflects on the Art and on their Instructor.

If a student adopts a technique from another Dojang and the Instructor disapproves of it, the student must discard it immediately, or train in the Dojang where it was learnt.

Never be disrespectful to the Instructor, although a student's allowed to disagree with the Instructor, he must first follow the Instruction, then discuss the matter later.

Always arrive before training is due to start, and ensure that you have a good attendance record.

Never break a trust.
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Rules & Regulations

All students must complete and sign the relevant application forms prior to commencing training.

All students must be in possession of a T.A.G.B. membership and record card after their first four weeks training.


Subscriptions to be paid in the first week of every month. Failure to do so will incur a penalty fee.

The build-up of arrears is NOT ACCEPTED.

One month's prior notice must be given for adjustment of fees owing to holidays etc.


Any student not attending lessons and not paying fees for a continuous period of 2 months or more shall pay a re-enrolment fee before being allowed to re commence training.

No smoking, eating, drinking or wearing of jewellery, rings etc. in the dojang are permitted.

Whilst wearing a dobok NO SMOKING is permitted regardless of the place. (dojang, tournament, demonstration etc.)
When eating or drinking whilst wearing a dobok your belt must be removed.


After the first grading a dobok must be worn during training in the dojang, wearing tracksuits or outside clothes is not permitted, unless prior permission has been obtained from the Instructor.

The most senior member present will commence training sessions promptly until the Instructor arrives.

Misuse of the Art will result in disciplinary action.

Grading will depend on attendance and the Instructors discretion as well as technical ability.

No student may officially change schools without completing a transfer form and obtaining prior permission from both Instructors concerned.


All students should be in possession of a Students Handbook after