Weston TAGB Tae Kwon Do
The Weston club was founded on 1st Feb 1975 by a RAF bandsman who was stationed in RAF Locking , the classes started on the campus and consisted mainly of the trainee radio and radar technicians who lived and worked there. The club then moved on to Bournville junior school and remained there until Hutton Moor opened in 1999. As a form of physical exercise Taekwondo has a great effect on all everyone, no mater what you current state of fitness it will improve. Taekwondo makes no assumptions on peoples general level of fitness, through a stepped series of movements and exercised you feel the benefits of regular training increasing your flexibility and cardio vascular performance.
As a martial art Taekwondo involves attacking opponents with bare hands and feet. The one distinguishing factor that Taekwondo has from other martial arts is its powerful and diverse foot techniques, which make this martial art one of the world's most powerful sports. Even though Taekwondo involves no use of weapons, it has the ability to knock down an opponent in one single blow. But, Taekwondo emphasises mastering defence techniques, which come from the Taekwondo thinking of respecting peace and justice. Taekwondo teaches practitioners to practice the attitude of self-discipline to defend oneself and never attack or defeat others.
As an educational tool Taekwondo not only improve your physical well being, but your mental state as well. Through Taekwondo a student practices the art of self-perfection and understands the techniques in pursuit of the virtue of human life. In the class the student not only develops their body, but the mind as well. With the physical exercise of stretching, strengthening, drilling and sparring, the Taekwondo student learns respect for their instructor's, senior students, classmates and themselves. A proficient student will try and live life by the 5 tenants of Taekwondo The development and self-fulfilment and of achieving what your are capable of is in the central theme in the training of Taekwondo.