Frequently asked questions

I'm not flexible at all! Can I still learn Taekwondo?
A. Yes you can. Flexibility is very practical for high kicks but it is not an absolute must. Speed has a big influence as well. You will see that using proper technique and speed, you will reach pretty high, even if you are not the most flexible in your class!

Q. I have already reached the age of xxx. Am I not too old to start Taekwondo?
A. You are never too old to start taekwondo, as long as you are physically able to train. We have close to 40 students over 40 years old. Of course, the older you get, the more difficult it will be to win in competitions for instance, but Taekwondo is much broader than sparring, something which people often tend to forget. The most important aspect of a training is that you feel good about the training and that you make progress on both physical and mental level.

Q. I am not very fit... Will that be a problem?
A. No, start training right away! Taekwondo will help you to become fit in a (relative) short amount of time.

Q. How long does it take to become a black belt?
A. That totally depends on how much you train. Training 2 - 3 times a week you can achieve the black belt level after about 3 and a half to 4 years.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. Training one hour a week £26.00 per month
Unlimited training £46.00 per month

{Training is also available at our Bishops Stortford club.}
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Q. Do I have to sign a contract?
A. No. You will however need to join our association, the TAGB at an annual cost of £38; this also covers you for insurance purposes.The first year is included in our starter pack offer.

Q. I want to start with Taekwondo. What kind of a club should I be looking for?
A. The first thing you should do is visit a club. Talk with the instructor and observe how he/she is teaching. It is very important that you feel comfortable with your instructor and the way classes are being taught. You must be able to develop trust in your instructor. Do not pay fees that are too high, a good instructor should not be teaching to become rich! Check if the training is physically intensive and not too chaotic.