Please see below for some of the comments made by parents, guardians, students and businesses who have trained and worked with us.
'I started my Taekwondo adventure with Chepstow Taekwon-do when I was 6 years old and I've been training ever since (I'm 9 now). I like Taekwon-do because I get to see my friends, I have fun, I get challenged and Mr Baxter is always very supportive and there for us, when we need him. I love competitions and like gradings and getting new belts (I've never failed yet). Mr Baxter makes us work hard but makes it fun at the same time. I'd never be in Taekwon-do where I am now, without him :-)'
Julia, age 10
'I've started my Taekwon-do journey with Chepstow Taekwon-do about a year ago, because my daughter was training there. Being 40 year old mum of two, I never thought that martial arts would be something I CAN do and most importantly enjoy. Chepstow Taekwondo and Mr Baxter offered me a chance to try something which was totally out of my depths without being judged and in a very safe and supportive atmosphere.'
'I am very happy to have found Chepstow Taekwondo. The club has a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which helped my daughter to settle in straight away. Mr Baxter has been a brilliant teacher and I am amazed at the progress my daughter has made in just a few months. She has recently passed her first grading and is already looking forward to train towards her next one.'
'Mr Baxter is an excellent instructor. He strikes a perfect balance between discipline and fun for the children. My daughter really enjoys her classes and there is a real group spirit. I also attend the adult class and find Mr Baxter’s approach to teaching really inclusive and flexible to the needs and abilities of the students. If you are considering starting Taekwondo, this is the class for you!'
Mr D Adams
'My work means I spend a great deal of time away from home and I struggled to find a martial arts school which was sympathetic to this. Chepstow Taekwon-do have allowed me to train regularly when at home, sometimes as many as 4 times a week using the network of other PUMA clubs in and around Bristol, and use video conferencing to train 1:1 even when I was abroad. There is also a real feeling of community within the club and an excellent record of quality training.'
Andy Torbet - Explorer/TV Presenter/Stuntman
'As a family we are delighted with the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the club. Tom makes sure that there is a really good family atmosphere and that everyone feels supported in their Taekwon-do journey. He really makes sure that both children and adults feel safe and secure in their learning. Our son really enjoys being part of the Chepstow club.'
Mel and Sacha Nicolaides
'We have been more than impressed with the impact TKD has had on on our child. It has given her confidence in herself, has helped to maintain a level of fitness and commitment to her 'team'. It also helps us, as parents, know that our child is equipped to protect herself if ever she were to be attacked! Mr Baxter has demonstrated that not only does he care about his students whilst in his class - but out of it also.'
Mrs K Miller
'We are a sports coaching company that deliver very popular primary school holiday clubs. Each year for the past 3 years we host a martial arts theme and always use Tom and his team as special guests.
The activities they deliver are excellent and keep all 30+ children interested and focused throughout the session. It gives them an excellent introduction and insight into the world of defense and Taekwon-do as well as giving them opportunity to use kick pads and board breaking, learn basic patterns and be thrilled by a professional demonstration.
Our Session with Tom and his team is a highlight for the children every summer, so we will look forward hiring Chepstow Taekwon-do again soon.'
Josh Carter - Prostars / Kids Club