North London Schools of Tae Kwon-Do
Welcome to the homepage of The Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain Schools run by Richard Newcombe and his Instructors.
This site covers the Clubs of Barnet, Southgate and East Barnet, Enfield and Enfield Central and now Cheshunt, that cover most of North London, From just above M25 down to the North Circular Road and beyond.
It also covers the Aldridge and Rushall clubs which cover the area between Walsall and Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.
Check with Petrina on the number below for the current venue and times for the Aldridge Club
For information regarding the Aldridge and Rushall clubs please contact Miss Petrina Ellis on 07769 225741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding the Southgate and East Barnet Ladies only club contact Mrs Mary Griffin on 07951 225431 or email@example.com
For all the other clubs it's Richard Newcombe on 07967 128420 or firstname.lastname@example.org who concentrates on the North London area's of Barnet, Cheshunt and Enfield.
Mr Newcombe also does private lessons and teaches in schools in and around London as part of their sporting curriculum.
You can also find information on the T.A.G.B and its many events. For more detailed T.A.G.B information and its Schools in other areas of the country you can go to www.tagb.biz
Due to demand I've started an extra Childrens class at Grange Park School on Thursdays at 6.30pm.
All ages and fitness levels are welcome in our Schools. Our aim is to improve your fitness and confidence and instill a discipline in the younger students.
Training in Tae Kwon-do is also great for relieving stress.
All you need to do is turn up to any of the lessons detailed in the right hand side bar, you are welcome to sit in and watch and then when you feel confident enough your first lesson is free
The T.A.G.B. is the largest Tae Kwon-Do Association in Britain with over 20,000 members and 600 schools. The advantage of this is that if you move areas, there will be a T.A.G.B. school near where you live. Progress in Tae Kwon-Do in measured by undertaking gradings to achieve a different colour belt. The beginner starts as a white belt, and progresses as shown in the "Belt Progression" table.
New Beginners are welcome at any time, at any of the classes and are taught safely and expertly within the class. Details of times and venues can be found in the schools section on the side bar.
Just turn up, no need to book, clothing is loose sportswear type clothing and the first lesson is free.
Reduced rates are available for families and partners. I know about the added expense when two or more members of the same family train together. I have taught many family groups to Black Belt level over the years.
Children only classes are taught at all the venues, check for details of your area on the sidebar, as are specialist ladies only classes, with female instruction
There has been a new page created showing students recent successes. It can be found in the student section under "Students Roll of Honour".
Of special note during October was the latest club student to achieve Black Belt 2nd Degree, Miss Johanna Bramall from the Barnet club and at the April 2013 grading the promotion Miss Stephanie Jones from Barnet to Black Belt 2nd Dan, Mr Dennis Malinski and Mr Joe Murrell from Enfield to Black Belt 1st Dan.
Also congratulations to TAGB Black belt Jade Jones on winning the Gold medal at the Olympics
All TAGB Instructors have completed the required British Taekwondo Council Registered Instructors Course, are fully professional/Liability Insured, First Aid trained and Police CRB checked. Every club member once registered is fully insured through the British Taekwondo Council, details of which are available from the Instructor
Minimum training time in-between gradings up to blue belt is three months. Due to the more advanced syllabus after blue belt, the minimum training time in-between gradings increases to a six month period. A black belt with at least an 8th dan examines all gradings.
The T.A.G.B. host a considerable tournament calendar which is available to all T.A.G.B. members. A number of foreign competitors also travel to compete in T.A.G.B. tournaments. All expenses are paid for those individuals who make it to the Great Britain Team.