Welcome to the homepage of Sunnybank Taekwondo covering both Manchester and Bolton
Self Defense Martial Art classes in the Ainsworth area of Bolton, just in the North side of Manchester, Lancashire. This is in the northern area of England, Sunnybank tkd is the only school of taekwondo teaching classes of A.C.E. taekwondo. ACE Taekwondo is ITF style Taekwondo practiced every week in the Bolton area. There are pages on Facebook to look out for and like:
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Sunnybank Taekwondo welcomes students to attend classes from all the local areas including, Bolton, Manchester, Bury, Ainsworth, Turton, Tottington, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Whitefield, Unsworth, Summerseat, Rochdale, Brightmet, Great Lever, Littlelever, Chapeltown
The instructor teaches Taekwondo lessons in Ainsworth every Monday starting at 18.30. The next lesson will commence 8th October 2012 at the following address:
106 Bury Old Road
Taekwondo (TKD) is a self defence Martial Art for men, women and children. Training is structured and different every lesson. Please come to the first lesson with loose clothing and a drink, as in TKD is focused on stretching and muscle development for the powerful kicks. During classes there are patterns, destruction and sparring, students will learn all these activities.
Helping students to become champion blackbelts within the ITF, the TKD lessons provide self defense in a professional manner to men, women and children. With registered and experienced blackbelts who are all enhanced CRB checked, ACE registered and insured.
One of the things that sets traditional martial arts like TKD apart from other fighting forms is that they include a philosophy, proposing an entire way of living. Therefore, they generally will include some form of tenets or codes of conduct to assist students in becoming better people, not just better fighters. TKD has five such tenets.
Courtesy (Ye Ui / 예의)
Training should be conducted in an orderly manner and foster the building of character. One of the ways of showing courtesy is to bow to the instructors and other students and address the instructor respectfully. Students should arrive early, be polite and show respect and consideration for one another. A sense of fairness, justice and mutual compromise should be fostered.
Integrity (Yom Chi / 염치)
Students need to be able to distinguish between what is right and wrong. They should develop their consciences and listen to them, choosing to do what is honorable. Instructors and students should act with honesty. Instructors should teach proper techniques and not be motivated to teach solely for material gain. Students should not try to move up in rank if unmerited and should not seek rank only for egotistical purposes.
Perseverance (In Nae / 인내)
Patience and hard work should be employed to reach goals. Techniques must be practiced regularly and for long hours to be perfected. Perseverance should be exercised in the overcoming of all obstacles. No matter the opposition, you should continue to work toward your goal. Inherent is the idea that the goal must take work to achieve if it is to have value.
Self Control (Guk Gi / 극기)
Exercising self-control is to be able to restrain your impulses. Self-control is especially important when sparring, as the loss of control could lead to injuries, either to you or your opponent. Outside of the school, in real-life situations, it also is necessary to be able to effectively control a dangerous situation. Even in situations that have nothing to do with self-defense, such as difficulties that might arise in the workplace, this tenet is useful.
Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool / 백절불굴)
You must be able to act without fear or hesitation to oppose injustice, no matter who the perpetrator is or how many there are, and show the courage to uphold your principles regardless of whether the odds are against you. This is a spirit that cannot be subdued. Inherent in this is confidence in yourself and the belief that you are working toward a worthy goal.
Anyone at school, college or even university want to do an extra activity. Try taekwondo? Not only will you be learning an effective martial art but you will keep fit and create better health benefits.
Below is a list of all the prices you are expected to pay for to learn Taekwondo. You could spend many pounds travelling the country and takinmg part in many competions. This woudl be for the extreme martial artist. For most cases, the students will only attend classes and gradings in their local area. You may want to travel after a lengthly time in doing taekwondo. The instructor will advise you what is expected to be bought.
What prices do I pay per lesson?
Prices per lesson per person £4
Discounts for Families?
Family Discounts are brothers / sisters or parents / children and must be living at the same address to qualify
£7.50 per family of 2 - £3.50 per person
£9 per family of 3 - £3.00 per person
£10 per family of 4 - £2.50 per person
If you have a very large family and all living at the same address for example 2 parents and 4 children, it would be £2.50 for each class per person
Pay monthly - is it actually cheaper!
**Pay monthly and get further discounts**
£5 per month per Black Belt
£15 per month per person
£25 per month for family of 2 (£12.50 each)
£30 per month for family of 3 (only £10 each)
Any interest, please click the contact us page and leave a message and the instructor will return your message giving any information you may require
You will need a training suit, and these are £30 for kids and £35 for adults. These do last for years and are discounted for families living at the same address
You must have a license and must pay this yearly. This allows you to practice Taekwondo and without this you will not be insured! The instructor will partner you with others and you may destruct boards and spar. You will NOT be able to do any of these activities if you do not have a license. They are £30 and renewed yearly.
Dicounted Licenses for families
Family of 2 £25 each
Family of 3 or more £20 each
Grading are £20 (belt included) even if this is carried out by First Grand Master Rhee!
Unlike some other groups, we haven't invented extra 'half way' grades for children, causing parents to pay out more. We stick with the original 10 grades from white belt to black, and the original black belt dan grades.
....and that's it, NO HIDDEN EXTRAS!
You can buy books for £19, kick pads, sparring gear but these are not required. Other items can be bought for birthdays or christmas presents should there be a student that is keen.
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