Choosing a Club

Reliable instructors for Taekwon-Do lessons in Gloucester

Looking for a club for Taekwon-Do lessons in Gloucester? We are here for you. Contact Sumners Taekwon-Do and we will provide you with all the necessary details.
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Why Sumners Taekwon-Do?

There are many Taekwon-Do clubs in Gloucestershire and deciding which one to choose can be a daunting task. It is difficult to find out which clubs are of the highest standards. Here is our guide on what to look for and ask when considering joining a club.

Is the club a member of a reputable nationally recognised governing body?

Sumners Taekwon-Do is a member of Global Taekwon-Do United Kingdom (GTUK) and the British Taekwondo Council (BTC).

GTUK is one of the largest Taekwon-Do associations in Britain. Its founder and president is Grand-Master Oldham, who holds the rank of 9th degree black belt and who took part in the Britain’s very first Taekwon-Do black belt grading test. Grand-Master Oldham maintains a very “hands on” role within the GTUK and regularly visits Sumners Taekwon-Do in order to grade our coloured belt students as well as presiding over all GTUK Black Belt tests.

BTC is the only Taekwon-Do organisation in Britain to be officially recognised by the Sports Council. 

Does the club have a Welfare Officer? 

The Welfare Officer acts as the first point of contact for anyone in the club (children, parents, adults, coaching staff and volunteers) for concerns about poor practice or the safety of our students. Our Welfare Officer is Mrs Glenis Sumners who holds a current DBS (police safety check for suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults). 

Is the coaching team suitably qualified?

Chief Instructor Mr Dirk Sumners has been involved in Taekwon-Do since the early 90’s and holds the rank of 4th Degree International Instructor. He is a fully-qualified and registered instructor with both GTUK and BTC. He holds a current DBS and is a qualified first-aider and first-aid trainer. He holds a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and is the GTUK First-Aid Officer.

Both assistant instructors – Mr Archer and Mr Preston are 2nd Degree black belts and are qualified instructors with GTUK. They are also both qualified first-aiders. All registered students and coaching staff with Sumners Taekwon-Do hold valid insurance provided by BTC and in addition, Mr Sumners holds £5M public liability & £5M professional indemnity insurances. 

Are there trained first-aiders present at all lessons?

Mr Sumners and his assistant instructors are all qualified first-aiders and so are many of his students. As a qualified First Aid Instructor, Mr Sumners holds first-aid training courses for interested students on a regular basis.

You can rely on us to offer excellent Taekwon-Do in a stimulating & safe environment. Our instructors are fully-trained and have the experience to offer world-class training. View some pictures of our training sessions and if you have any questions, contact us. We are always there to assist you.

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For Taekwon-Do lessons by experts in Gloucester, call us on 01452 371 973 or 07796 043 100
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