New members are welcome at any time during the year. If you are going along to your first class, try to get there 10 minutes before so you can introduce yourself to the Instructor.
Taekwondo – New members are welcome to come along after school –
- 4pm – 5pm, Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- 5pm – 6pm Senior Belts (Tigers) Monday Keup/Grade 5 (Blue tabs/tips and above).
Training for competition (Tournament Team classes)
Budo South is committed to the martial sport of Olympic Taekwondo. Our teams take part in many events each year, both nationally and internationally. The club competes in both Kyorugi and Poomsae.
The style of Taekwondo practicsed by Budo South Martial Arts is WT (World Taekwondo) or Olympic style Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various martial artists by incorporating elements of Karate and Chinese Martial Arts with indigenous Korean martial arts traditions such as Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop.The oldest governing body for taekwondo is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), formed in 1959 through a collaborative effort by representatives from the nine original kwans, or martial arts schools, in Korea. The main international styles for taekwondo today are:
- WT – World Taekwondo, founded in 1973. The sporting code of Taekwondo seen at the Olympics is called Kyorugi ([kjʌɾuɡi]). This is a form of full-contact sparring, and has been an Olympic event since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
- ITF – the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), founded by Choi Hong Hi in 1966
Budo South Martial Arts has graduated many Black Belt students.
Budo South Martials Arts has had many competitors compete at National and International levels throughout the years.
Budo South Martial Arts is proud of it’s competitive achievements.