Saturday, April 02, 2016

New martial arts club for Kilcullen

A new martial arts club is opening in Kilcullen, writes Jeroen Wezelman, 3rd degree black belt, Chief Instructor, Kilcullen Taekwon-Do Club​.

We offer Little Dragons classes for 5-8 years-old boys and girls. Normal ITF Taekwon-Do is provided for everyone from eight years and up. We train Mondays and Fridays in Scoil Bhríde.

Taekwon-Do is an art involving mental training and techniques of unarmed combat for self-defence as well as health, and the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with bare hands and feet to the rapid destruction of the moving opponent or opponents. It is the scientific use of the body in the method of self-defence; a body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive physical and mental training.

On a philosophical level, Taekwon-Do is based on the culture and ethics held in the ancient Orient, and as a practitioner you are obliged to live by the five tenets of Taekwon-Do: courtesy; integrity; perseverance; self-control; indomitable spirit.

To summarise, translated directly Taekwon-Do is the way of the hand and foot. However, to its practitioners it is much more than that, it is also a way of life.

Further information from 087 2901377.