Welcome to the Bandong Ryok Taekwondo Web Site
- Learn self defence
- Increase confidence
- Improve fitness and stamina
Taekwondo is suitable for all ages which makes it ideal as a family activity. We actively promote family involvement, so come along and join us.
Taekwondo was developed by Major General Choi Hong Hi (9th Dan) for the Korean armed forces.
Several martial arts went in to the development of Taekwondo and it was founded in the mid 1950s, so in the martial arts fraternity it is a very young martial art, however it has roots dating back over 1200 years.
Taekwondo was introduced into Europe and USA in the early sixties, and has forged its way into the martial arts mainstream, today it is one of the fastest growing martial art in the world.
The 5 tenets of taekwondo
There are 5 tenets of Taekwondo, these are as relevant to your personal life as they are to Taekwondo and can be drawn upon by young and old alike. They are;
- Courtesy:- To always be polite.
- Integrity:- Always telling the truth.
- Perseverance:- Never give up.
- Self Control:- Never lose your temper.
- Indomitable Spirit:- Overcome all obstacles in the way of your chosen path.
The techniques that we teach can be extremely dangerous when performed by untrained or unskilled persons, it is therefore imperative that these techniques are only practiced in the dojang with instruction from a qualified instructor, and only used as self defence when no other alternative is available.
It is important that each student shows the proper
respect for the Dojang and their instructor's.
With this in mind the students are expected to follow some simple guidelines.
All students will :
- Arrive in good time for the Lesson.
- Ensure that all nails are kept short and any long hair is tied back.
- Remove all Jewellery before commencing training. (this includes Wedding bands).
- Ensure Mobile phones are turned off before entering the Dojang (Unless agreed with the senior instructor, under special circumstances)
- Inform the senior instructor of any injuries/conditions which may affect your training ability.
- Bow when entering and leaving the Dojang. (Always facing into the Dojang).
- Refer to a Dan grade as Sir.
- Bow to a Dan grade after being shown a Technique on a one to one basis.
- Bow to a Dan grade after practicing a Technique with a Dan grade.