Academy

Taekwondo

About

2F Prince George Road, London N16 8 BY   |  020 7241 3377  |  Wayne.blackbelt@gmail.com

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO BECOME REASONABLY PROFICIENT IN TAEKWONDO?
The time it takes to become proficient varies upon each persons abilities and conditioning level. In most cases one can feel fairly confident in defence situations in about 6 months. Age is another factor that plays into the learning process. Very young children cannot be expected to progress at the same rate teenagers or adults do. The best part of Tae Kwon Do is that everyone is treated as an individual and trained according to their learning style and speed.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A BLACK BELT?
This question too has different answers for different people. It depends on the amount of time and dedication that you have to put into the art. Some people attain their Black Belt in as little as three years; for others, it could take 4-6 years. Any school that gives you an exact time is not awarding Black Belts on competency or skill, but merely on a timed schedule. Please be aware that it is most important that you truly attain mastery of the lower techniques to the best of your ability. to be a good Black Belt.

HOW DO I BECOME A BLACK BELT?
To measure a student's level of technical expertise they must take gradings. A grading is a test that a student takes every 2-3 months (they must have at least attended 16 classes) if they pass the examination a different colour belt will be awarded to them. There are 10 stages before a student acquires a black belt status, the first being a white belt.

HOW MANY CLASSES SHOULD I ATTEND PER WEEK?
We recommend a minimum of two classes per week. Progress develops ever quicker if you dedicate more time than this, however the time commitment depends on your schedule. Our convenient schedule helps everyone fit Tae Kwon Do into their active lifestyles.

​WILL THERE BE OTHER BEGINNERS IN MY CLASS?
​At our school we allow new students to sign up at any time. Classes are divided by rank, to alleviate distraction, and allow for optimum learning, however some classes are grouped by ability.