Listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions, but if you have any others, please feel free to Contact Us.
Q: What is Taekwondo?
A: Taekwondo is a Korean martial art with history extending over two thousand years. Taekwondo first and foremost is a martial art with practical and useful methods of self-defence.
Q: Who can learn Taekwondo?
A: Anyone can learn Taekwondo. You train to your own limitations. It is important for your own development to train regularly and to set yourself goals and to try to reach them. With the exception of the Kingston University club Taekwondo tuition is available to adults and children.
Q: What do I need to start?
A: If you want to give Taekwondo a try wear something loose e.g. a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms. If you decide you want to continue, you can purchase uniforms and equipment through Master Lawrence.
Q: Can I begin at any time?
A: Yes, students are encouraged to train with all students regardless of age or grade so there is no set intake.
Q: Do you cover self-defence?
A: Yes, self-defence is an integral part of Taekwondo which is taught once you reach senior grade. However Master Lawrence feels it is a very important aspect of the martial art and practices it from the first month of training. As well as self-defence the Taekwondo syllabus includes; basic blocks and kicking techniques, poomse (patterns), one-step sparring.
Q: Can I enter a competition?
A: Yes, competitions are available. As Master Lawrence is a member of Taekwondo Chungdokwan GB, quite an extensive competiton calendar for both sparring and patterns is available.