Contact details

Jim McKenzie

0797 669 6628

Forest East Tae Kwon-Do at Kirby Muxloe Primary School

Yes I am interested in joining but want to find out more!

The easiest way to find out more, or to join, is to call Jim on 0797 669 6628 where he will be more than pleased to talk to you, answer your questions or discuss your requirements with you further.

Alternatively, just turn up at Kirby Muxloe Primary School where the club train. There, you are more than welcome to watch what goes on, talk to Jim and his students asking as many questions as you want; see for yourself how friendly the club and its members are!

Keep your eyes open for advertisments in the local press or the Club Newsletter section of this website for details of any forthcoming events.

More questions?

If you still have any questions regarding the club, or any aspect of Tae Kwon-Do, then please do not hestitate to pick up the phone and call Jim on 0797 669 6628.

Frequently asked questions

What if I am shy?

Tae Kwon-Do builds confidence; beginners' classes are structured so that no-one feels embarrassed or incapable. All beginners train together at the beginners' sessions on Wednesdays.

I want to get my black belt as quickly as possible!

It takes a minimum of three and a half years training to get to black belt 1st Dan.

Your instructor will tell when you are ready to grade.

How do I progress through the ranks of Tae Kwon-Do?

There is a high standard at Groby Tae Kwon-Do and the instructor, Sheryl Freer, will put a student forward for a grading only if the student has reached the required standard.

The belts of Tae Kwon-Do are listed below together with the minimum training times required before a student can progress onto the next belt.

GradeMinimum training time to the next grade
White belt3 months
White belt and yellow tag3 months
Yellow belt3 months
Yellow belt and green tag3 months
Green belt3 months
Green belt and blue tag3 months
Blue belt6 months
Blue belt and red tag6 months
Red belt6 months
Red belt and black tag6 months

Sessions always begin with a warm up (typically 10 to 15 minutes long) and will then include elements from the list below:

  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Interval/fartlek type training adapted for Tae Kwon-Do
  • Line work
  • Sparring drills
  • Kicking drills
  • Punching drills
  • Pad work