10th anniversary year - Year of the Ox
About the school

The Croydon school of Taekwon-Do is a member of the British United
Taekwon-Do Federation (BUTF), established in 1988 - The Year of the Dragon. The school opened in 1999 just after the founder, Mr Joannou, obtained promotion to 3rd Degree Black Belt.

We aim to teach authentic, undiluted Taekwon-do as formulated by the founder, General Choi Hong Hi, 9th Degree. We  train on Tuesdays and Saturdays and for keen students there are always extra classes available at one of our other schools, the nearest classes to Croydon are held at Tooting on Mondays and Thursdays.
There are different elements to Taekwon-do, these include:

PATTERNS: At each grade you will learn a new pattern (Tul). This is a series of defensive and offensive movements, set in a logical sequence against imaginary opponents. Each pattern will be a little more complex than the last to ensure your skills develop.

SPARRING: Controlled fighting against one or, sometimes more, opponents.

DESTRUCTION: Power tests in which hands and feet are used to break boards

Fitness and flexibility training allows Taekwon-do students stand out above other martial arts, but don't worry you will be able to work at a rate that suits your current level of fitness. Gradings are held every six weeks  by senior BUTF members  to promote our students. This ensures progression through the ranks to suit your individual ability.

Regular competitions are available to our members. We have at least two each year. Members compete with the same grade and weight for adults and height for under 16s.

We think that these different aspects of Taekwon-do make it the most enjoyable and rewarding martial art available. So come along and see for yourself. See the how to join section.

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