Equipment can either be bought online or via your instructor, if you wish to purchase equipment online, check with your instructor whether it is the correct type.
Mandatory equipment for students:
- Approved dobok
- Sparring protection (Hands, feet and head guard, groin guard, gumshield) this can be sourced by your instructor.
Insurance is Mandatorythis is £25 per annum. This is a mandatory requirement for insurance purposes, allowing students to take part in physical activities such as training, grading, sparring and breaking.
Gradings It is a mandatory requirement that the student holds a valid insurance in order to grade. Gradings are held normally once every 3 months and take place normally on the Wirral although some regional gradings with Masters are available. Gradings will either be held with a local examiner, or a Master – If the grading is with a Master, you will be required to attend a seminar beforehand, which is priced seperately to the grading.
Progression – It is important that all terminology and physical requirements are understood before grading; although children under 12 may not be asked to recite Korean at gradings, it is recommended that they learn the recommended words thus ensuring that they learn steadily.
Competitions are held at various times and locations across the year. Students are welcome to attend any competition provided their insurance covers them.
Instructors have undergone an instructors course, and Mr Carr, Mr Booth, Mr Morris and Mr Prins have undergone the rigorous UK Government Enhanced DBS checks (this replaces the Enhanced CRB checks). Mr A.Prins has undergone a Child Protection Course as well as a Safeguarding & Prevention course alongside of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults exceeding the requirements of the BTC. All instructors are voluntary and receive no financial benefit from the running of the club.
Mr M Carr (3rd Dan) – (Enhanced DBS) Consultant Instructor & technical advisor
Mr S Booth (2nd Dan) – (Enhanced DBS)
Mr J Morris (2nd) – (Enhanced DBS)
Mr A Prins (1st Dan) – (First Aid Instructor, Enhanced DBS & Child Protection Trained, Prevention of Vulnerable Adults & Safeguarding and Preventation courses) Webmaster:
Mr L Almond (1st Dan) – Junior instructor
Mr M Prins (1st Dan) – Junior instructor