:: Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to questions you may have. If you need further information just call us or use our contact us page.
Q What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Tae Kwon Do means Foot Fist Way, or the Art of Hand and Foot. It is an Olympic Sport as well as a means of keeping yourself fit and safe.
Q What days are you open?
Monday 5.00pm - 8.45pm • Tuesday 4.45pm - 8.30pm • Thursday 5.30pm - 8.30pm • Friday 5.30pm - 8.00pm and Saturdays 10.00am - 1.00pm
Please call 0161 620 0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest class information and availability.
Little Ninjas 4 - 6yrs • Juniors 6 - 12yrs • Adults 12yrs upwards.
Q What do I need to wear?
Once you join you will be issued with a ‘Dobok’, a training suit, but for your initial trial lessons you just need to wear loose clothing, tracksuit bottoms and a T-shirt.
Q Do you offer trial classes?
Yes, we always offer trial classes, normally about 4 sessions to see if students like it.
Q How much will it cost me and can I try it without obligation first?
Yes, our trial classes are FREE to see if you like it first! After that you pay an initial fee that includes the first months fees, your uniform, licence and insurance. You then pay a monthly subscription, the cost of which depends on which programme you join and how often you wish to train.
Q How do your prices compare?
Our average student pays about £5 per lesson but some pay as little as £3.45 per lesson depending on what training programme they have chosen. However, if you don’t train, just like the gym, it can be dearer. We are after commitment and that is why we offer 4 FREE lessons over a month to see if you like it.
Q Am I tied to a contract?
We understand that peoples circumstances change and occasionally people wish to terminate their membership. All we ask is that you commit to a minimum six month training (excluding Little Ninjas) which starts from the date of signing. After which, a months notice* is all that is required by contacting the training team directly at the school. There is also an administration fee of £15 payable at the school, but you are not tied into a long term contract.
Our Service Contracts are provided by a third party contractor (Debit Finance Collections PLC) who acts on our behalf. Service contracts are a minimum of 12 months when signed.
Example: *Notice is required in writing or via email and will begin from the date received and agreed by the school. Debit Finance Collections PLC will not authorise any cancellation within the first 12 month period, you must contact the school directly.
Q Is taekwondo suitable for women?
Taekwondo is suitable for all. Jade Jones won a Gold medal for GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games showing that Taekwondo is more than suitable for women.
Q Are there any female instructors?
Yes, we have female instructors.
Q Should I come on my own or bring a friend?
Come on your own or bring a friend, it's fine with us. Some people need added support when doing something new, especially if they have little confidence. Don't worry, we are very friendly at the club and we'll do our best to make you feel at ease.
Q I am self-conscious about my body, will I feel embarrassed?
Only you yourself can decide how you feel, we are here to help build that confidence and achieve your goals. Our students come to us for all sorts of reasons, fitness, confidence, weight loss, self-defence etc. We provide a friendly training environment for all of the students to enjoy their training experience with us.
Q Is there suitable parking?
There is on street parking, but this can get busy. There is a car park about 100m away, across Middleton Road.
Q Are all your instructors black belts?
Yes! All our instructors are fully insured Kukkiwon Registered Black Belts. We also have junior assistants who are part of our Leadership Team.
Q How long before I become a Black Belt?
That depends entirely upon you and the time and effort you put in. At TBK we believe that anyone who wants to be a Black Belt can become a Black Belt.
Just commit yourself to it and succeed.