Students from Brown’s Taekwon-Do schools in Windsor and Maidenhead recently attended a two day training seminar hosted by ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) England, and taught by Grand Master Kim Ung Chol, 9th Degree. Held as a fund raiser for the ITF England Taekwon-Do team, students from across the UK and Europe came to train with the Korean expert who is ordinarily based in Bulgaria. As a ninth degree, the Grand Master has attained the highest black belt level available in Taekwon-Do.
A technically focussed seminar, students practiced a range of coloured and black belt patterns. Patterns are a serious of moves in a set sequence and are designed to simulate an attack by an opponent. Students also learned new sparring and self defence techniques. It is a great honour to be able to train with an expert of this level.
Developed by the late General Choi Hong Hi the Father of Taekwon-Do and Founder of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, 1955 signalled the beginning of Taekwon-Do as a formally recognised art in Korea. Taekwon-Do is a version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self-defence. It involves the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with bare hands and feet to the rapid destruction of the moving opponent or opponents. It also implies a way of thinking and life. Heavy emphasis is placed on moral culture, promoting a healthy body, a keen mind, as well as good sportsmanship and good moral behaviour.
If you would like to train with an 8th Degree Senior Master to learn vital self defence skills, improve your fitness and overall well being, then why not try our classes. We are always happy to see new faces and welcome students of all ages. Come and watch us train, talk to our members and find out if Taekwon-Do could be for you. Training times and locations are:
– Windsor, Gardeners Hall, St Leonards Road, SL4 3DR. Tuesday classes: Children 6.15pm, Adults 7pm, Thursday classes: Children 6.30pm, Adults 7pm.
– Maidenhead, Magnet Leisure Centre, Holmanleaze, SL6 8AW. Monday 7pm. For more information contact Senior Master Wayne Brown, 01753 862593, mobile 07983 265696, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured L to R: Pictured: Denise Clinker, 4th Degree, Kevin Ray, 2nd Degree, GM Kim Ung Chol, 9th Degree, Steaventon Arnold, 5th Degree