West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do was founded over 30 years ago by World Master Vince Farquharson (7th Degree Black Belt) and now has grown to have 8 different clubs and 11 fully qualified instructors with over 55 years experience teaching Tae Kwon-Do. We also have fully qualified Black Belt Assistant Instructors who are available to help and assist in every Tae Kwon-Do class.
West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do aims to teach the authentic traditional art of Tae Kwon-Do, building confidence in students and developing self-defence skills while also training students to be fearless and courageous competition sparrers.
We retain the history and philosophy of the ancient style of Taekkyeon, which is mixed with a more modern sport aspect, thus benefiting both the development of both the mind and body.
As part of the British Tae Kwon-Do council (BTC) and the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB), West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do students can participate in regional, national and international events while having the opportunity to train with the GB squad and travel the world.
Our schools are based in Dudley, Kidderminster, West Bromwich, Bilston, Tipton, Willenhall, Bloxwich and Oldbury and we offer full training which is available six times a week. Our classes are centred around mixed ages and abilities, actively welcoming families to train together. We also offer private classes, beginner only classes and sparring classes.
We offer a safe, friendly environment where you can learn more skills, meet new friends and feel accomplished after every class.
History of Tae Kwon-Do
Tae Kwon-Do is an ancient form of unarmed combat, practiced for many years in Korea. Tae is to “jump, kick or smash with the foot”, Kwon is to “punch, strike or destroy with the hand” and Do means art, method or way.
To the Korean people Tae Kwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements. It promotes a way of life with a strong sway towards the more philosophical side, particularly instilling a concept and spirit of self-imposed discipline and an ideal of noble moral re-armament.
The TAGB was developed in the UK in August 1983 and became the founding member of the British Tae Kwon-Do council on April 1988. The TAGB represents over 30,000 Tae Kwon-Do practitioners which is a testament to the success of our martial art.
The five founding members of the TAGB all achieved their 9th Degree Grand Master status in 2018. We are humbled to have the chief liaison officer for the TAGB, West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do’s regional co-ordinator Grand Master Paul Donnelly as our grading examiner. So you can rest assured that in joining us you will receive quality gradings.
Benefits of Tae Kwon-Do
Tae Kwon-Do has been developed for men, women and children making it unrivaled when it comes to health and physical fitness progression.
Studies show that the usage of high repetition and low resistance movements in Tae Kwon-Do helps muscles grow larger, leaner and more flexible, which in turn also aids blood circulation and subsequently helps to build healthier people.
Additionally, Tae Kwon-Do also develops muscular strength, agility, dynamic energy, flexibility of joints and balance to contribute to overall fitness.
Tae Kwon-Do not only focuses on physical fitness of the body, but also concentrates on fitness of the mind, helping to build concentration, mental awareness and self-discipline. Building confidence in this respect allows students to strive to achieve total self achievement.
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