New Classes and Development Pathways

The instructors, coaches and committee of Dorset Taekwondo met recently to agree some important changes to our class structure. This is undoubtedly the biggest shake up for Dorset Taekwondo classes in several years. The clubs are going from strength to strength and we feel it is time to change a few things to allow you to reach your full potential.

It is important to note that all the classes listed are part of Dorset Taekwondo Association. Whilst many people get used to training with just one instructor, you can increase your skills, knowledge and understanding of Taekwondo by training with other instructors within our Association. You may notice that some of the classes are on at the same time, which is not ideal. However, all instructors understand that you might want to stick where you are, or try training with another instructor within our group.  It is for you to decide which is best for you.

The prices / costs of the classes have been aligned and there is no need to pay additional fees for the new classes – they are included in your monthly payment, or at the same price as your usual Pay-as-you-go fee.

Pathways Explained

Following the structure of many other sports, we are introducing the concept of ‘Core’, ‘Development’, and ‘High Performance’ pathways. As you can see from the attached you can carry on with your normal classes largely unaffected as the ‘Core’ lessons have not changed in day, time or location. However, if you choose, you can try some of our structured pathway classes.

  • Core’  classes cover all aspects of Taekwondo and are suitable for all grades from beginner to Master who want to enjoy fun structured lessons and work through the Belt system.
  • Development’ classes are specialist classes with particular themes working towards goals i.e. competitions & demonstrations.
  • High Performance’ classes are for squad members who are representing Dorset Taekwondo Association in competition. High Performance classes are generally by invitation only.

I hope you will support the concept and utilise the new classes to improve yourself. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

The new lesson Schedule detailing the Class times and types can be found by Clicking here Training Venues (pdf – open in new window)

Click Here for details of Pattern / Poomsae Development Classes