Frequently asked questions
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A little CDK information...
The Chung Do Kwan or Chungdokwan (Blue Wave School) is one of the oldest of the 5 original Taekwondo Kwans (Schools) and was founded by Grandmaster Won Kuk Lee in 1944. The other 4 kwans were: Song Moo Kwan, Moo Duk Kwan, Ji Do Kwan, and Chang Moo Kwan.
WHAT IS THE BCTA?
The Barry Cook Taekwondo Academy (BCTA) is a Chung Do Kwan/Kukkiwon style Taekwondo school under the Jinmookwan Taekwondo umbrella for training in authentic, modern Korean Taekwondo. We have no interest in impressing anyone, nor do we train to put on a show, we train for health, for knowledge and for defence.
ARE JINMOOKWAN PRESTON INSTRUCTORS WELL TRAINED?
Yes. Firstly all instructors are minimum of Black Belt. We ensure that all instructors have the highest Martial Arts Qualifications available. We have a uniquely comprehensive Instructor training programme that utilises formal QCF/RQF teaching qualifications registered with Ofqual and with CPD accreditation. We also have a comprehensive master insurance policy.
DO I GET A LICENCE WHEN I JOIN?
Yes, when you join, you get:
A free fully embroidered Taekwondo uniform (worth £37)
A Certificate of Membership of Jinmookwan Taekwondo
A Licence and Grading Book to hold all of your grading signatures and stamps
WHAT AGE CAN I JOIN THE JMK?
We accept students from 6 years old and have no upper age limit. We believe that Taekwondo is for everyone who is willing to learn.
HOW MUCH ARE THE LESSONS?
Your first lesson is free and we do not charge membership fees or joining fees, students simply pay:
An annual Taekwondo participation insurance fee of £30.00 (under 16) or £35.00 (16+)
A monthly lesson fee of £20.00 (5-14) £35.00 (15+)
A belt promotion (grading) fee of £25.00 (if you choose to participate in any of the 4 tests per year)
WHAT SHALL I WEAR TO MY FIRST LESSON?
For your first lesson, you can just train in sports clothes like a t-shirt and tracksuit trousers (not shorts). After you decide to join, you will be given a Taekwondo uniform to train in.