Training times For August 2021

At the Thrapston Plaza, Cosy Nook. NN14 4PS.  Monday and Wednesday evenings Through the summer holidays.

5.15pm - 6pm   Juniors

6.00pm - 6.45pm   All adults and Teenagers together

6.45pm-7pm  High grades to stay on for black belt patterns 

Martial Arts Pavilion, Lake Avenue, Kettering, NN15 7JT. (next to Kettering Tennis Courts) on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings.

Please contact me to book a space Tel: 07974813922  

5.15pm-6.00pm   Juniors

6.00pm-6.45pm  All adults and Teenagers

6.45pm-7.30pm Ist Kup and black belts stay on until 7.30pm  


New rules for entry to the Plaza

The new guidelines for in door at the Thrapston Plaza and Martial Arts Pavilion Kettering

• Attendees must adhere to the new one-way system in place (enter via the front entrance and exit via the rear doors).              Attendees must wear a mask when entering and leaving the building and only remove it when they are in their ‘space’ within the hall.  

• Attendees must use the hand sanitising station on entering the building.

• Attendees must only use the ground floor disabled toilet which is limited to one person at a time; queues should not form outside as it would cause a pinch point in the foyer.

• Access is not permitted to the upstairs of the building, the kitchen or the bar. Please observe the barriers restricting access and do not move them. 

• The hall should be kept well ventilated and doors or windows opened if possible when in use. 
• Due notice should be paid to the signs and posters throughout the building to ensure safe use of the hall. 

• Attendees must be socially distanced at all times. 

New website:

Corby. We are looking for new halls for Fridays evenings. If you know of a suitable halls, please get in touch.

1st-Taekwondo EastNorthantsTaekwondo Skillz Age-Specific Martial Arts with a Twist SKILLZ, Age-Specific Martial Arts with a Twist!


The SKILLTM Programs include an International evolution of Martial Arts training that targets the age-specific needs in children. We've taken the coolest parts of Martial Arts from a variety of styles and combined them into action-packed curriculums that help children build skills that they can apply into every area of their life. This means children between the ages of 3 to 14 will have a blast in their Martial Arts classes while learning valuable skills that enable them to be the best they can possibly be.

Created by an Internationally Acclaimed Children's Martial Arts Expert!

Internationally acclaimed children's Martial Arts expert, Melody Shuman, is the creator of the SKILLTM programs. After spending nearly two decades in the Martial Arts, Melody found a need for age-specific programs that captivate the attention of today's youthful generation. She discovered that children today learn and grow at a rapid pace and a high-energy activity with age-appropriate structure could harness that learning capacity in a productive manner. The results were age-specific Martial Arts classes with a twist - a twist that includes massive growth & development physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially!

Each Program Contains Eight Prominent Skills That MAXIMIZE Results!

Taking the eight most prominent skills in each stage of development and adding Martial Arts techniques that children love established the SKILL TM programs. These skills were divided Early SKILL TM (Ages 3 and 4); Basic SKILLZTM(Ages 5 and 6) Core SKILLZTM(Ages 7 to 9); and Extreme SKILLTM (Ages 10 to 14). Each program is structured to MAXIMIZE the growth and development of the student and generate results that extend beyond the Martial Arts classroom.





The Art:Taekwondo is derived from several martial arts with it's main influence being Tae-Kyon-Korean kick fighting.  Literally translated Tae is to kick smash with feet, Kwon means to intercept or strike with the hand and Do is the way of the art. Thus Tae Kwon Do is the use of the hands and feet to swiftly overcome an attacker.

The Sport: (Competition Taekwondo is purely optional) 

Competition Taekwondo is split into three sections :

Sparring:  All matches are semi contact with full safety equipment worn to avoid the risk of injury. The pace is fast and furious. It had been described as the most visually breathtaking sport since chariot racing.  Winners are decided from a points system with referees constantly monitoring the bout to keep strict control on contact.

Patterns: Concentration, technique, skill, balance, dynamics and elegance are just a few requirements need to perform these sequences of pre-arranged movements against imaginary opponents.

Destruction:   This section is strictly for higher grade adult students involving the breaking of boards with bare hands or feet displaying a level of discipline and skills in this spectacular event.                                                                                                                                                                                           pasting










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