images_Standingpics_genchoiThe Academy teaches traditional ITF Tae Kwon-Do as taught by Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi 9th degree (1918 – 2002), founder of Tae Kwon-Do.

Taekwon-Do translated literally means

“Tae” stands for jumping or flying, to kick or to smash with the foot

“Kwon” denotes fist, chiefly to punch or destroy with hand or foot

“Do” means an art or way

Classes and programme’s within the Academy are age specific, allowing the instructors to allocate the correct amount of time to every area of development specific to that age group, the Academy has classes available in both Junior Tae Kwon-Do and Adult Tae Kwon-Do.

Progressing through the syllabus is by a hierarchal coloured belt system. There are six belt colours, ranking from the lowest, white, then yellow, green, blue, red to the coveted black belt. Each colour with exception of black, has two levels of grade, making ten in total.

The junior curriculum, white belt to black belt is based on training a minimum of 2 nights a week and covers all aspects of TKD, fundamental movement, fitness, reflex, speed and Tae Kwon-do philosophy.

Each student receives their own specific training plan. Which maps out what is required to progress to the next stage of the programme. Our goal is to ensure that all students reach their goal of Black Belt

Tae Kwon-Do Grading Promotions

Gradings in Tae Kwon-Do are done so that the students can distinguish senior from junior grade, black belt from Instructor. Gradings are reward for hard work, both mentally and physically, that the student has demonstrated over the weeks and months. Tae Kwon-Do is a martial art for all ages and sexes and therefore it would be unfair to adopt one grading standard for all therefore our grading system is split into three categories, Junior, Standard and Executive.

Age is no excuse ! Mr Richard Baker 3rd degree age 78 and Dr Edward Moore 3rd degree age 75 both from Dunbar’s Black Belt Academy, Inverness are shining examples who train daily.

We are a Black Belt Academy

Because we care about our martial art we believe it should be taught in the proper way and for the proper reasons. We are a Black belt Academy. If you join us your aim should be to become a black belt, it’s within your grasp, all you have to do is apply yourself and we will help you on your way. If you are a parent you would want your child to get through all of the key stages at school wouldn’t you? If you went to university you would want to get a degree don’t you? When you join us you are joining to become a Black belt – it’s only then that you will have the basic knowledge of Self Defence, and it’s only then that you will begin to understand what General Choi aimed to achieve when he designed Taekwon-Do.

In Taekwon-Do you are a beginner until you get a Black Belt. From 1st to 3rd Degree you are a novice! 4th Degree and above and you are an expert. At 7th degree you become a Master.

We teach self defence – everything else, the discipline, fitness, confidence are by- products of learning what we hope you will never have to use – the ability to stop someone from hitting you and then making sure they don’t try again.

We look forward to you visiting our studios soon. Call now for your FREE intro class