THE CLIFTON AND HENLEAZE TEACHING ETHOS We believe that to become Black Belt requires a journey. The best Black Belts are the ones who go slow but steady. There's no pressure to either grade or compete publicly, although these events are available regularly for those who wish to take advantage of them.
In our schools we cater to any person who wishes to learn the art of Taekwon Do, regardless of age, gender, colour, religion, physical or mental/emotional ability.
Our classes are inclusive and we are proud to offer a syllabus that incorporates a skill set appropriate to be modified, and allow children and adults with a mixed variety of abilities to experience success.
Once our students reach Blue Belt (senior grade) they are encouraged to start taking on some gentle responsibility within the school. This helps to develop a sense of community, responsibility and social awareness. It also raises self esteem and allows the students to give something back to their school.
Many children who come through our doors display characteristics of dyspraxia. Taekwon Do training is renowned for helping with these characteristics.
Children who struggle with poor motor function, irregular balance or challenging eye to hand co-ordination, benefit hugely from the regular, repetitive training.
As Taekwon Do is not a team sport but an individuals journey through the art, there is no team pressure to perform or to go at the same pace as other students.
No diagnosis or additional need should preclude training.
Although we have rules of etiquette and a dress code within our school, alternatives are allowed under some circumstances. Adaptions can be made to cater for students with sensory issues.
All Students are taught both in individual groups and as part of the larger class. This helps with socialisation but also allows those who need a smaller group or even 1:1 help, to be placed in the best learning environment for them.
Clifton And Henleaze Taekwon Do is proud to be part of the Professional Unification of Martial Arts. P.U.M.A. is a forward thinking, inclusive organisation which ensures all students receive fair, impartial and flexible attention from grading examiners and officials.