Training

Our Dojang (training hall) is situated in a sports complex with ample parking and excellent facilities. The room a purpose built MMA gym at the Brentwood Centre with matted floors, permanent punch bags and even a cage. We carry out a full range of training including traditional line work and patterns, authentic free sparring and competition sparring. Our aim is to offer a fully rounded training experience with traditional teaching to uphold the five tenets of Taekwon-Do and follow the way, created and originally taught by General Choi and now continued by First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha.

Classes

Tuesdays
When: Kids and Families: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
When: Adults: 7:00pm – 8:45pm
Where: Brentwood International Centre – MMA Gym, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 9NN.

Thursday
When: Adults & Families: 7:10pm – 8:40pm
Where: Brentwood International Centre – MMA Gym, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN

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Starter Packages

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We offer 3 starter packages – Gold, Silver and Bronze. If you have any further questions regarding these packages for new starters please discuss with one of our instructors.

How does it work?

Your first training session at Spartan Taekwon-Do is just a tryout, a chance to come along see what our Taekwon-Do School is all about – it is free.

A free Lesson!

We’d love you to join so we invite you back for a free trial lesson. It’s your chance to get involved and see if you like it. At the end of the lesson, we will give joining information.

Your third lesson

This is the lesson when you start to pay training fees. You can choose one of the packages on the left or we also have other options to suit student needs.

Gold 

 Normal cost
Dobok  £    45.00
Licence  £    30.00
Hoodie  £    27.00
Pads (Head, Hand & Foot)  £    70.00
A.C.E. StudentBook  £    19.00
1 month of Training  £    40.00

Normal Total

 £  231.00

You Pay £150.00

 

Silver 

Normal cost
Dobok  £    45.00
Licence  £    30.00
Pads (Head, Hand & Foot)  £    70.00
1 month of Training  £    40.00

Normal Total

 £  185.00

You Pay £100.00

 

Bronze 

Normal cost
Dobok  £    45.00
Licence  £    30.00
1 month of Training  £    40.00

Normal Total

 £  115.00

You Pay £60.00

 

Fees

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Classes

Annually

Monthly Payment

Pay As You Train

Juniors
1 x per week

£250.00

£25.00

£10.00

2 x per week

£370.00

£35.00

Extra class unless paying per class

£5.00

Adults
1 x week

£310.00

£30.00

£12.00

2 x week

£430.00

£40.00

Extra class unless paying per class

£5.00

Family discount 3 for the price of 2 cheapest goes free 3 for the price of 2 cheapest goes free 3 for the price of 2 cheapest goes free

Updated: August 2016

Sparring

Sparring at Spartan Taekwon-Do we practice a variety of sparring techniques and styles.

As a beginner you will concentrate on 3 step sparring to learn distance and timing, which involves learning techniques to block punches and counter attacks as an opponent steps towards you while punching. As you progress you will learn 2 step sparring which involves defending against punches and kicks, then using more advanced counter attacks. From here 1 step sparring is the next progressive stage, and this introduces a more realistic attack and defence situations.

 

All of this can then be combined into free sparring, where you will use the variety of block, kicks, strikes and self defence techniques you have progressively learnt to defend and attack in realistic combat – in a safe controlled environment.

 

We also learn competition sparring where point stop and continuous sparring techniques are learnt. Emphasis here is on speed and learning point scoring techniques.

Fitness & Flexibility

To be physically fit does not mean that you are able to run the London Marathon or go nine rounds with the Heavyweight Champion of the World. It is simply the ability to function efficiently and effectively without injury, to enjoy leisure, to be healthy, to resist disease, and to cope with emergency situations. Physical fitness is commonly defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities, pursue recreational activities, and have the physical capability to handle emergency situations.
In Taekwon-Do, it is important to keep up the appearance of being at one’s fittest, even when one tires, as it is at the perceived weakest point that an enemy will strike, be it a bully, mugger or simply a competitor.

It is important to keep in shape. Just look at Instructor Mr Kevin Ebbs…round is a shape, right?

What is Flexibility

Flexibility is the range of motion or movement in a joint or joints and depends largely on how supple the muscles are.Good flexibility gives freedom of movement and the ability to change the body’s position to avoid danger or to allow a person to carry out their daily activities with minimum bodily discomfort. Children tend to have more flexibility than adults, but with repeated exercise, the smallest amount of increased flexibility can make huge changes to your life and to your lifestyle.

In Taekwon-Do, we teach stretching exercises and breathing techniques that will not only increase your flexibility but which will also help you to relax, help with your respiratory system and will also help reduce your feeling of fatigue and of stress.

Power and Destruction

During your training at Spartan Taekwon-Do you will be taught the theory of power and trained how to demonstrate destruction by breaking boards and later and black belt level bricks!

The theory of power can be split into 6 elements and a good way of remembering them is using the following acronym:

C.R.E.M.B.S – Concentration: Reaction Force: Equilibrium: Mass: Breathing: Speed

Mr Kevin Ebbs III Dan:
English Power Destruction Champion 1990
British Power Destruction Champion 2009
…now that is Perseverance!

 

Gradings

Gradings will be held approximately every 3 to 4 months. Coloured belt gradings are conducted by a qualified grading examiner. A grading card (report) is completed by the examiner and feedback given to the student in open to aid continuous improvement.

  • Sufficient time elapsed since the last grading
  • Enough lessons attended
  • A.C.E. Dobok and up to date licence
  • Attend Seminar on the day

A student must train for a minimum of 3 years 5 months before applying for a 1st Dan Black Belt grading.
If a student receives an “A” pass for a grading the time to their next grading could be reduced.

(Please note that the above time is for twice week continuous training, as this is always strongly recommended. If you only train once a week, then the time will be doubled).

Your Instructors must approve your grading request before you grade.

Guide for grading fees:

  • Colour belt gradings are: £20
  • Colour belt Seminar is £20 or £15 for juniors

The is normally an additional fee of £5 if changing belt colour and a new one is required