I started TKD after taking my 7 year old son to his lessons. I’ve never done any martial arts before my interest was sparked after seeing what was going on at my son’s lessons and his enthusiasm for it. I had a desire to try something different to keep fit and compliment my other activities so gave it a try. I can honestly say that by the end of the 1st lesson I was hooked.
My first grading was passed shortly after and each subsequent grading has strengthened my desire to improve and learn more. The classes turned out to be even better when experienced as a participant. We do fitness, self defence, with some fun games thrown into the mix. While the overall structure aims to teach the syllabus- no two lessons are the same.
Also, for me, Mr Shillabeer delivers the lessons with a good mix of expertise, instruction and humour. Moves that used to be difficult have become like second nature. There is no looking back for me now- my aim is to achieve my black belt – seems obvious as an aim for a martial artist but it really wasn’t anything I’d even thought about 2 years ago and now I can see that is achievable.
If you are reading this and wondering about starting yourself or your children then why not come and give it a go…there’s nothing to lose and so much to gain whatever your current abilities may be.