1st-Taekwondo EastNorthantsTaekwondo Skillz 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 extendbeyond the Martial Arts classroom.



September 2020 Corona virus training times:

Tuesdays and Thursday at the Martrial Arts Pavilion, Lake Avenue, Kettering, NN15 7JT (Next to Kettering Tennis Club) outside at the rear on the old bowling square for the next few weeks.

4.30-5.15pm  Junior Beginers, and Families together up to Green belts

5.30-6.15pm Adult beginners, Teenagers, and Adults up to Red Belts

6.30-7.30pm Black stripes and dan grades

Mondays at the Plaza: Thrapston 

Waiting for conformation to restart at the beginning of October in the Plaza.

Zoom Session for current members: Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays 5.45-6.30pm contact me for login details.

After School club: session to re start after the half term break mid October. 

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


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.


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