Contact details

Sheryl Freer

0795 2561388

Groby Tae Kwon-Do at Brookvale High School

Yes I am interested in joining but want to find out more!

The easiest way to find out more, or to join, is to call Sheryl on 0795 2561388 where she will be more than pleased to talk to you, answer your questions or discuss your requirements with you further.

Alternatively, just turn up at Brookvale High School where the club train. There, you are more than welcome to watch what goes on, talk to Sheryl and her students asking as many questions as you want; see for yourself how friendly the club and its members are!

Groby Tae Kwon-Do have occasional demonstrations specifically for people thinking of joining or who want to find out more. Keep your eyes open for advertisments in the local press or the Club Newsletter section of this website for details of any forthcoming events.

More questions?

If you still have any questions regarding the club, or any aspect of Tae Kwon-Do, then please do not hestitate to pick up the phone and call Sheryl on 0795 2561388.

Frequently asked questions

What if I don't have a friend to join with?

How many other single people are thinking the same thing? 70% join on their own, and go on to make many new friends through Tae Kwon-Do. We are not only a martial arts club but we hold many social events throughout the year.

Am I too old to start?

There is no age limit for Tae Kwon-Do. Groby Tae Kwon-Do's members' ages range from under 10 through to the mid 50s.

What if I am shy?

Tae Kwon-Do builds confidence; beginners' classes are structured so that no-one feels embarrassed or incapable. All beginners train together at the beginners' sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays.

What if I am unfit?

All the more reason to join! We build beginners' fitness up gradually, depending on age and ability. You will be surprised how much fitter you will be after just 6 months.

What do I need to wear when I start?

As a beginner you can wear a tracksuit, loose clothing, trainers.

I want to get my black belt as quickly as possible!

It takes a minimum of three and a half years training to get to black belt 1st Dan.

Your instructor will tell when you are ready to grade.

How do I progress through the ranks of Tae Kwon-Do?

There is a high standard at Groby Tae Kwon-Do and the instructor, Sheryl Freer, will put a student forward for a grading only if the student has reached the required standard.

The belts of Tae Kwon-Do are listed below together with the minimum training times required before a student can progress onto the next belt.

Grade Minimum training time to the next grade
White belt 3 months
White belt and yellow tag 3 months
Yellow belt 3 months
Yellow belt and green tag 3 months
Green belt 3 months
Green belt and blue tag 3 months
Blue belt 6 months
Blue belt and red tag 6 months
Red belt 6 months
Red belt and black tag 6 months

Sessions always begin with a warm up (typically 10 to 15 minutes long) and will then include elements from the list below:

  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Interval/fartlek type training adapted for Tae Kwon-Do
  • Line work
  • Sparring drills
  • Kicking drills
  • Punching drills
  • Pad work