MESH Tae Kwon-Do aims to teach traditional Tae Kwon-Do with technical excellence, attention to individuals and focus on provding varied and interesting classes for all students.
Tae Kwon-Do is a Korean martial art that was developed during the 1950's in the South Korean 9th infantry division by Major General Choi Hong Hi. It is influenced by a number of ancient Korean unarmed combat styles. It also has similarities to Karate in its often abrupt and movements and Kung Fu in its free flowing circular patterns.
There are two main styles of Tae Kwon-Do and here at MESH we train form the original form, as envisaged by Choi Hong Hi and described in his encylopedia of Tae Kwon-Do.
I have been training in Tae Kwon-Do for over 15 years and have been a qualified instructor with the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain, the UK’s largest Tae Kwon-Do association, for 6 years. I have assisted my instructor, Master Alan Slater (Knowle Tae Kwon-Do), at his clubs since I qualified as well as running my own childrens classes.
Since moving to North Yorkshire I want to spread the art of Tae Kwon-Do as I believe it has a huge number of benefits for both children and adults and is an excellent way to build fitness and self confidence especially amongst the young age group of the TAGB Tigers.
Outside of Tae Kwon-Do I am a qualified teacher and have worked in secondary schools teaching science. More recently I have worked in special behavioural units as both a teacher and assistant headteacher. I enjoy running and generally keeping fit and love to help and encourage others to do the same. My other passion is photography and I also run a photography and video business. In addition to this I work with my wife who runs a local dance school, MESH Ballet.
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