Advance classes are suitable for children up to 14 years of age who are 6th KUP (Green Belt) and above and, also those that have been fast-tracked into these sessions due to their abilities in the foundation classes. These sessions contain more advanced techniques, fitness and skills compared to our Foundation Taekwondo and lessons are increased to one and a half hours.
Students use full body armour during these sessions and full contact is made on some occasions. It is a very controlled environment when contact is made, and instructors and assistants are close at hand to guide students on the art of sparring. These sessions are more disciplined compared to our Foundation Taekwondo sessions, with the element of fun still being present. A higher level of fitness and agility is now expected and students in these classes begin to work through the higher belt system, learning more complex patterns and skills and getting closer and closer to achieving their Black Belt and beyond. It is advisable that students attend an extra half hour pattern class on a regular basis to learn their patterns. These pattern classes can be booked at reception. We recommend that students train at least twice a week in the advanced classes as the level of understanding required to learn new skills intensifies. Instructors now begin to assess the motivation, commitment and skills of students to enable them to select members for the clubs’ competition teams. It is from this point that students are encouraged to participate in competitions by joining the clubs’ ELITE FIGHT TEAM by invitation. Students are also supported to attend seminars and start preparing for their big goal: their black belt. Our aim for Advance Taekwondo classes is to achieve the student’s goals and help them to develop a deeper understanding of the sport. If you don’t give up, you will be a BLACK BELT!
Achieving a black belt requires commitment and self-discipline. This is a great life skill and along with other transferable skills taught in taekwondo, students go on to be confident, well rounded individuals.
Here are some statistics…. Have you got what it takes? to become A BLACK BELT
- For every 10,000 students that join a Martial Arts Academy. HALF will drop out within the first 6 months.
- Of those remaining students, about 1,000 will complete 1 year of training and then quit. 500 will study for 2 years, but only 100 will see their 3rd anniversary.
- On average ONLY 10 will make 1st Degree Black Belt. Usually, only 1 or 2 will make it to 2nd Degree Black Belt
- 1 shall go on to teach others what he/she has learnt, for the Martial Art is now a part of their life and they shall go on to share this life with others.
- This person is a Black Belt! This person is 1 in 10,000.
Are YOU the ONE?
Not all students want to go on to spar, some of our students’ train to expand their knowledge and want to help others too. It’s a great way to gain confidence and teach them to deliver a message. All transferable skills for life…
“I love attending advanced class as I like the new challenges set to better myself every time I train. I am still working towards my black belt. There are lots of different techniques you need to learn to become a black belt so, the advanced sessions break it all down and we get taught, in detail, each module. There is kicking, one-step sparring, free sparring, self-defence, pattern and breaking boards. I like kicking the best but enjoy practicing all the other techniques too. I find self-defence tricky but, the Masters are very patient and are on-hand when we all practice, to give individual help and guidance. My fitness and flexibility is improving all the time and I now feel stronger than I used to. Some of the black belts that attend the sessions come and help the lower belts in class and it’s nice to have someone who you train with helping you. I hope that when I get my black belt, I’ll be able to help others in the class. I’d like to eventually go on and teach taekwondo at the club and pass on everything I’m learning now.” – Kaitlyn, age 11