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Tae Kwon Do


he modern Korean martial art, Cho's Tae Kwon Do, is characterized by fast, high, jumping, spinning kicks, quick footwork and boxing. It is an all-round programme offering self-defence training and physical exercise.


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By ROBBIE FERNANDES, 4th Degree Black Belt Island Founder: Cho's Tae Kwon Do Jersey, in 1996.


Contact Details: W:www.chos-tkd-jersey.com E: robbiefernandes@hotmail.com T: 07797 732129


Literally translated, "Tae" means to kick with the foot, "Kwon" means to punch or strike with the hand, and "Do" art or method of.


Students of Tae Kwon Do through rigorous physical training, try to improve themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.


There are no age limits and Tae Kwon Do is a very good sport for children helping to build them physically, and to instil character, self-esteem, effort, concentration, sincerity, respect, self-control, and etiquette. It is a fun, safe system of self-improvement and personal development.


Tae Kwon Do for adults is for both


martial art also offers a way of life


men and women who want to learn self-defence, fitness, or weight control.


The only way to find out if Tae Kwon Do is what you need is to take the first step and go to a class. We offer three free introductory classes so you may judge if Tae Kwon Do is right for you. Tae Kwon Do classes are held at Fort Regent on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


There are separate classes for children and adults, which are split into beginners and advanced.


Tae Kwon Do events In 2012, Cho's Tae Kwon Do Jersey had the honour of hosting an international black belt grading and seminar for over 150 students from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the USA. The international black belt grading and seminar was held under the supervision of the World renowned Grandmaster Hee Il Cho.


Cho's Tae Kwon Do students have also attended various international tournaments in Europe to improve their fighting technique, and have won numerous medals and titles in the process. Most noteably, Monika Markowska, 4th Degree black belt, who added the ISKA World Kickboxing title in Wales, to the World WAKO title she already holds.


In 2013 Cho's Tae Kwon Do Jersey students, will again be attending international


tournaments in Europe, most notably in the Irish Open in March, which attracts over 2500 competitors from over 30 countries.


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