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Martial Art Classes at South Woodford Taekwondo

Class Times

Tae Kwon Do classes are held throughout the year at the Woodford Memorial hall on South Woodford High Road. We separate our children's classes into beginners and intermediate. Adult classes contain mixed abilities. Please see the table below for the class times relevant for you.

Class

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

Under 10's Beginners

4.15 - 5 pm

4:30 - 5:15 pm

Under 14's Beginners

5 - 6 pm

5 - 6 pm

5:15 - 6:15 pm

Under 16's Intermediate

6 - 7 pm

6 - 7 pm

6:15 - 7:15 pm

Adults All Levels

7 - 8 pm

7 - 8 pm

7:15 - 8:30 pm

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Location

Map showing location of South Woodford Taekwondo
									near Snaresbrook, Wanstead, Redbridge and Waltham Forest Click for interactive map
Map showing location of South Woodford Taekwondo
									near Snaresbrook, Wanstead, Redbridge and Waltham Forest
Click for interactive map

Tae Kwon Do classes are held at:

Woodford Memorial Hall
High Road
South Woodford
London E18
Tel: 020 8505 3352

The Memorial Hall is next to the Church, near the junction with Chelmsford Road and Churchfields. Use the side entrance to enter the club. We are a 10 min walk from South Woodford underground (on the Central Line), and there are many local buses stopping within a few minutes walk of the hall. There is plenty of parking space in the local side roads.

You can visit the Hall's website here.

Our Tae Kwon Do club is located near Snaresbrook, Wanstead, Highams Park, Waltham Forest, Chingford, Redbridge, and Buckhurst Hill.

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Public Transport

South Woodford Tae Kwon Do is a short walk from South Woodford underground on the Central Line with direct links to Buckhurst Hill, Snaresbrook, Leytonstone, Roding Valley, Chigwell, and Grange Hill and easy access from Wanstead, Redbridge, and Gants Hill.

Click on the bus no. below for routemaps and the highlighted 'Link here' for timetables.

The 179 passes the Churchfields stop and goes through Chingford, South Woodford, Gants Hill and Ilford. (Link here)

The W13 travels by the Southend Road stop and goes through Woodford, South Woodford, Snaresbrook, Wanstead and Leytonstone. (Link here)

The 123 alights at the High Road South Woodford stop and goes through Redbridge Central Library, Ilford, Gants Hill, South Woodford, Waltham Forest and Walthamstow. (Link here)

The 679 travels by the High Road South Woodford stop and goes through Ilford, Gants Hill, South Woodford, and Woodford. (Link here)

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Prices

First Trial lesson is FREE:

For under 14's these are held on Fridays between 5:30 and 6:15 and must be booked in advance with the instructor. For adults please call to book your free lesson. Loose fitting clothes are all that you need to bring along.

Annual membership to Codner's Tae Kwon Do Academy (including insurance):

£ Please call or email for our latest prices.

Class fee:

£ Please call or email for our latest prices.

Beginner's Tae Kwon Do Equipment Pack:

Contains unique 2 piece club training suit, club T-shirt, and club ruck sack: 85.

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Tae Kwon Do as a Martial Art

Tae Kwon Do is an ancient form of hand to hand combat originating from Korea. It has been practiced there for thousands of years and has been known by several different names. The modern name of Tae Kwon Do came into being during the 1950's when several schools of martial arts were united under one banner.

In recent times sport Tae Kwon Do has been the most widely recognised image of the art. It is important to remember that this is not the complete art but has been modified for competition. At Codner's Tae Kwon Do we teach a complete system of self defence which includes punches, locks, sweeps, grappling, weapons defence and general awareness. We are constantly revising and updating our syllabus to deal with the modern enthusiast but traditional martial arts and everything it has to offer is still at the at the core of what we do.

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Age Range

Children as young as 4 can start as long as they have some concentration levels. We are not a play centre or nursery and the young ones are expected to start to follow instructions, even though a fair amount of leeway will be given. You are also never too old to start. We can accommodate all ages and fitness levels in a way that makes you feel part of the group and allows you to make progress at your own pace.

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At The Class

Our classes are run in a friendly social way, but have an underlying serious attitude to practice which creates a good atmosphere for learning. Our small classes (ideally around 12 children or 8 adults) means that tutoring by the instructor is more personal than in larger groups, and our students do get more attention. Classes in the martial art of Tae Kwon Do offer an excellent physical workout for the heart and lungs and is ideal for muscle toning, balance, coordination and flexibility. Through the rigours and discipline of our classes a mental toughness is developed which leads to increased confidence and self belief. Classes typically consist of basic movements (blocks, kicks, punches), forms (set patterns), self defence, sparring, strength and conditioning exercises.

Our philosophy is to create an indomitable spirit amongst our students with an aim of not just creating good fighters, but also individuals who seek self-improvement, have respect for others and their property, who have determination, perseverance, self control and life skills.

Our students are graded by belt colour and this system of progression is a good motivation to students to work up the grades. It proves to them that they can achieve goals as long as they maintain their discipline and focus.

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Information on Gradings

Gradings normally occur outside of class hours at the main Codner's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Hackney. The times for gradings can be found on the announcements page.

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Our Other Schools

The founding school is Master Codner's Taekwondo Academy in Hackney .

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