Contact details

Jim McKenzie

0797 669 6628

Wycliffe Rooms

27 George Street

Lutterworth

LE17 4ED

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Thinking about joining?

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 James 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 Wycliffe Rooms where the club train. There, you are more than welcome to watch what goes on, talk to James and his students asking as many questions as you want; see for yourself how friendly the club and its members are!

Lutterworth Tae Kwon-Do have occasional demonstrations specifically for people thinking of joining or who want to find out more. 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 James on 0797 669 6628.

Frequently asked questions

What if I do not have a friend to join with?

How many other single people are thinking the same thing? 70% join on their own, and go on to make many new friends through Tae Kwon-Do. We are not only a martial arts club but we hold many social events throughout the year.

Am I too old to start?

There is no age limit for Tae Kwon-Do.

What if I am unfit?

All the more reason to join! We build beginners' fitness up gradually, depending on age and ability. You will be surprised how much fitter you will be after just 6 months.

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 on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

What do I need to wear when I start?

As a beginner you can wear a tracksuit, loose clothing, trainers.

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

It takes a minimum 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 Lutterworth Tae Kwon-Do and the instructor, Jim McKenzie, 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

What does a typical training involve?

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
  • Pad work
  • Knife defense