What is taekwondo?

It is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat & self defence practiced for many centuries in the Orient. Tae Kwon-Do became perfected in its present form in South Korea.

is it the kind of activity for me?

Well you won’t know until you give it a try. It’s fun to do, great for building confidence and you get such a buzz from acheiving things. It gets more addictive as you go further with it.

We are very fortunate within the clubs to have such a good family atmosphere. It’s friendly, welcoming and inclusive.

We also have an active social scene doing external activities such as laser quest, Go Karting, Curry nights to name but a few.

do i need to be fit?

No you don’t need to be fit. You train at your own pace and the fitness and flexibility will improve over time as you progress with your training.

how long will it take to gain a black belt?

Training regularly, it takes around 4 years to gain your black belt.

what are the 5 tenets of taekwondo?


how many belts are there in taekwondo?

There are 6 belts in Tae Kwon Do. White, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red & Black.

how many patterns are there in taekwondo?

There are 24 patterns.

The life of a human being, perhaps 100 years, can be considered as a day when compared with eternity. Therefore, we mortals are no more than simple travellers who pass by the eternal years of an eon in a day.


It is evident that no one can live more than a limited amount of time. Nevertheless, most people foolishly enslave themselves to materialism as if they could live for thousands of years. And some people strive to bequeath a good spiritual legacy for coming generations, in this way, gaining immortality. Obviously, the spirit is perpetual while material is not. Therefore, what we can do to leave behind something for the welfare of mankind is, perhaps, the most important thing in our lives.


Here I leave Taekwon-Do for mankind as a trace of a man of the late 20th century.


The 24 patterns represent 24 hours, one day, or all my life.


General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do

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.

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