Free Martial Arts and Self Defence Lessons with TAGB
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Free Martial Arts and Self Defence Lessons with TAGB

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Found 22nd Jul 2010
The Telegraph have teamed up with the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain to offer you two free lessons across the UK.

Choose your venue from the female-friendly list, or visit the TAGB website and choose from the 600 nationwide. Call to book your first session, quoting 'Daily Telegraph' and present your voucher on arrival. Offer valid until September 1, 2010.

Click 'go to deal' to download voucher for two free lessons. For more details see below.

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ex GF did TKD over in Whitley Bay a few years back and she got charged for 10 lessons in advance, plus hall fees each week, plus license to the British TKD federation, plus grading fees for the belt she was expected to take at the end of 10 lessons, plus uniform.

a very expensive martial art.

slackrat77

ex GF did TKD over in Whitley Bay a few years back and she got charged … ex GF did TKD over in Whitley Bay a few years back and she got charged for 10 lessons in advance, plus hall fees each week, plus license to the British TKD federation, plus grading fees for the belt she was expected to take at the end of 10 lessons, plus uniform.a very expensive martial art.


Seriously I do TKD, you're supposed to pay per lesson at the lesson untill you actually grade then you pay monthly or for half of a month if you train less than twice a week. Hall fees? You shouldn't be paying any of those. 10 Lessons for a grading? Are you sure they were with the TAGB, theres training timesm you're supposed to do at least twice a week for 3 months before you're elidgible to grade the first time. You don't need a suit untill you've made your mind up about continuing. I'd say it's quite cheap, I pay £30 a month and train 5-6 days a week.

At least martial arts are nice now to new starters, it's nothing like it used to be :-)

not sure which club it was, just know its in the Monkseaton area of Whitley Bay.
I do Lau Kung Fu and had done for about 5 years at the time (11 now) and her Dad had done Judo so she was quite keen until the expenses stacked up.

I know she had to buy the uniform straight away (the dobuk?) and it was almost set out like driving lessons or some sort of course you were taking.

I started Lau Gar at the end of '99 and my instructor had just left the BKFA as he felt they were too greedy plus they didn't allow cross training between styles at all. so you couldn't train Lau and then go learn for example western boxing too.
So my instructor left and took his clubs with him.
I pay my license to WUMA once a year, £3.60 to train unless I'm instructing as a junior level Sifu and its £15 per grading, inc. sash, certificate and re-take if needed. (never had to)
you're expected to wear the uniform for gradings but you can train in whatever you want.

plus I can go train with any other style I choose too.
been and done some Kyshu Jutsu, some seminars with the likes of Anthony Blades and Grandmaster Richard Mooney from the US.

its a big part of my life now, but the interest in the trad martial arts has waned since everyone is suddenly an MMA fighter (whether they are or not)

Is this for male and female

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jaydee777

Is this for male and female

It's open to both males and females but they were just highlighting the female friendly TABG centres.

Thanks

As a Martial Artist myself for just over 18 years, I would recommend Tae Kwon Do to everyone. It is about 75% mental discipline and the rest physical. The only thing I would say is make sure you are comfortable with your instructor and that you enjoy yourself too. It will do wonders for your confidence and can affect every area of your life positively. Oh and I should add, my first Instructor at Uni had a reputation for dating his students...always younger girls......bit dodgy! And it was all about making money, as much as possible.......so please be careful of the "cult" mentality that is out there too.
Edited by: "taraweeh" 14th Aug 2010
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