Taekwondo classes at UiD
Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art, that teaches more than defensive fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. It has become a global sport that had gained an international reputation and stands among the official games at the Olympics.
Tae and Kwon mean ‘fists and feet,’ or all the parts of the body that are represented by fists and feet. The second meaning states that it is a way to control or calm down fights and keep the peace. Thus, Taekwondo means “the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help to build a better and more peaceful world.”
We are lucky enough to have our own classes at the UiD every week. South Korean Master Charles Kim who has been practising Taekwondo for over 30 years teaches the class almost every week. Master Charles Kim has a black belt which means ‘to sacrifice to others those who are in helping’ and he can issue an official certification that is approved by World Taekwondo Headquarters.
There are four belt classifications: white, blue, red, and black that cohere with the Korean national flag. However, many other colours are used to encourage young trainees to keep up with the good work! Classes at the UiD are available for children aged 8 to 12 but only with parental supervision.
Adults are welcome too!
Please sign up by emailing David at firstname.lastname@example.org