I have found that Taekwon-Do training has given my childrens confidence a boost. They seem happier and have learned to respect their seniors. I like the fact that you can actually see them improving - It gives me a real buzz! I have found that they help and learn from each other. I would recommend it to any parent.
– Jade Yakhoul
Parent of Shamil (10) Yinal (7) and Murad (5)
Since starting Taekwon-Do, William has become more confident and is able to speak out more. After his 3rd week he got to do his grading and passed to get his new belt. He was overjoyed to have passed and is happy he has found something he loves and is good at. Mr Kessler is an amazing teacher who expects his students to be polite and well behaved...this being the main reason why we chose universal martial arts. We wanted something that would have a positive effect on Williams behaviour and confidence. TKD and universal martial arts has done just that.
– Liz Deane, parent of William
"Before I did Taekwon-Do I got picked on all the time' I still get picked on sometimes, but Taekwon-Do has made me more confident at dealing with my own battles and not getting my friends involved. It is also fun after a school day, it makes my day and all the students and teachers are nice. I have made good friends at TaeKwon-Do.
– Ben Holton - 9
Blue Belt student
My son Luke has been doing Taekwon-do since September with Mr Morris as his instructor at Chelmarsh and absolutely loves it, and now after enjoying watching him learning and itching to have a go myself I have decided to join the class myself in January 2014 and can't wait to get started and share this journey with my young son.
– Karen Hadley
Taekwon-Do is great exercise and it's good that my children can both enjoy something together despite their differences in age and sporting ability. My daughter particularly enjoys the variety of activities in the sessions which includes self defence techniques, pattern exercises, sparring and warm-up routines.
– Louisa Fulbrook
Parent of Lorna(14) and Adam(9)
Last November my grandson Sam passed his Black Belt grading. He started as a shy 5 year old & in 6 years matured into a confident young man. He was taken every step of the way by the expert coaching & training of Mr. James Kessler the Principle Instructor & his fellow instructors. He was also helped and encouraged by the senior Black Belts in the group who along with the instructors are wonderful role models for youngsters. Taekwondo is much more than a sport, it's a way of life.
– David Trumper
I started Taekwon-do 6 months ago and since starting feel i have really gained in confidence and fitness, i am developing a real passion for Taekwon-do thanks to my excellent and very dedicated instructor Mr Morris.
– clare Scott
We discovered Taekwon-Do as one of my son’s friends was doing it. I initially wanted to give him more confidence and the knowledge of how to deal with difficult situations. It’s a good activity to help keep fit, to have a goal to work towards and to instil some discipline.