Self Defence Classes Suitable For All Ages & Abilities

6th Degree Master & International Instructor Stephen Lamberth has over 30 years experience in Tae Kwon-Do and boasts numerous national and international competition achievements.

He is fully DBS checked, First Aid qualified and works in conjunction with local schools doing stranger danger awareness courses etc. He also runs several school classes in Dorset & Hampshire. Venues include Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Ferndown, Verwood, West Moors and Cranborne.

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"I pride myself on the remarkable student base being what it is. One big happy family!"

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will my children and I be safe at the club?

SLTKD Club Welfare Officers

An important part of our schools is that we give a friendly, professional service. Over the bank holiday weekend in August 2017 we had a course on child safety and wellbeing for club members and trained up several people to become Child Safety and Welfare Officers within the club. Thank you to Jill Pearce BTC Representative who came to Verwood and ran the course.

As a club we are pleased to announce that ALL our club Instructors are not only fully DBS checked and First Aid Qualified but we now have Child Safety & Welfare Officers. This course is sanctioned within the B.T.C and UK Sport recognised along with backing of the NSPCC.

If you have any concerns or issues which you would like to speak to in confidence about and don't know who to talk to, then we now have the following people who can act in an impartial way and pass on your concerns to peolpe who can deal with any issues that need looking into for the students welfare.

Child Safety and Welfare Officers

Lead Safety Officer - Mrs Chrissy Loader

Club Safety Officers:

Mr Stephen Lamberth
Mr Clifton Beard
Mr Alex Overy (Romsey)
Mr Richard Blandford
Miss Zoe Stone
Mr Richard Troughton
Mr Sam Richards
Mr William McGregor

These ladies and gentlemen are regular participants within all the classes and will not mind you talking to them about any issues or concerns you may have.

In addition to this, we have a number of qualified First Aiders (at least Level 2) in the event of a mishap or accident.

We offer a wide range of classes in Dorset & Hampshire at our venues in Ringwood, Verwood, Fordingbridge and Ferndown. Taekwondo can be enjoyed by everyone young or old. Although he has now sadly passed on, one of our students, John Bushell STARTED in his 80's!

We have members from 4 years old to students who have achieved black belts well into their 50's. The instructor, Stephen Lamberth teaches the lessons in a way that he himself would like to be taught. They are relaxed and fun, yet disciplined in a friendly and good natured way.

Children and adults come along and enjoy the lessons which are structured with a long term goal of gaining a black belt. The short term benefits include confidence, fitness, fun, courtesy, respect and an awareness of how to deal with difficult situations such as bullying and threatening behaviour.

Stephen Lambert’s Tae Kwon Do Schools are now the single biggest martial art group in the country with over 250 members attending the various classes. We offer regular gradings for belts for regular training students. Providing they are ready and enjoy the sessions, they are assessed by an external grading examiner and promoted onto the next stage of their black belt journey.

The clubs also attend competitions regularly if you wish to compete. These are entirely voluntary but are fantastic to take part in or even watch!

One of the most common things I hear when students first start is “Why didn’t I start this years ago? It’s much more fun than I thought it would be!”  (Stephen Lamberth - Instructor).

Class Benefits

We offer NEW or beginner students a FREE MONTH TRIAL so you can find out if the classes are for you and your family members.

Our members are friendly & helpful so there is always someone on hand to answer questions or learn from. We all started from beginner level and know how it feels to try it for the first time. It is something for all the family to partake in and you won’t get bored as gradings are every 3 months initially.

We are currently operating student of the month, regular competitions, club newsletters, external social events for members, friends & family. Regular certified gradings & training seminars.

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