Update - New Intructors Appointed!
We are pleased to introduce two new instructros to the team - see all profiles here.
A recent report by the British Heart Foundation found that 20 million adults in Britain are not sufficiently active, leading to increased risk of heart disease and other health problems. The average UK man spends the equivalent of 78 days a year sitting down, and for women the figure is 74 days.
Have a Happy Active New Year!
Here is the good news - by joining Kettering Tang Soo Do, you will be improving your health at the same time as making new friends in our small, friendly club!
Tang Soo Do helps promote improved flexibility, strength and stamina. It also builds self-confidence and, for our child members in particular, discipline and respect for self and others.
Act now and make 2018 a year of improved well-being!
Everyone had a tangtastic time at this year's Christmas party. As can be seen from the photo below, the focus and determination we teach in class clearly comes into its own at buffet time!
Children's Christmas Party - 2017
Many congratulations to everyone who participated in the recent Grading and Assessment class! The judges were impressed by the determination and discipline of members. Thank you to all participants who demonstrated a high level of competence in their practice of Traditional Tang Soo Do. It is very gratifying to see the progress everyone is making.
November 2017 Grading and Assessment Class
100 Kata for Karate Challenge - Update!
Kettering Tang Soo do association are very pleased to report their successful involvement in the international 100 Kata Challenge at their class on Thursday 26th October 2017.
Four members completed 100 forms and two other members completed 50 forms (they sadly had to leave early). We included basic forms and some more advanced forms. We also included forms using knives, short sticks and long sticks. Kettering Tang Soo Do Association have thus contributed 500 forms in total. Well done everyone!
Kettering Tang Soo do association are proud to announce their involvement in the international 100 Kata Challenge at our next class on Thursday 26th October 2017.
100 Kata for Karate Challenge
Members will attempt to complete as many Katas (i.e. Forms) as possible in the 2-hour lesson. Further news and photos after the event!
Many congratulations to everyone who participated in the recent Grading and Assessment class! The judges were impressed by the determination and discipline of members. Thank you to all participants who demonstrated a high level of competence in their practice of Traditional Tang Soo Do.
July 2017 Grading and Assessment Class
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the recent Grading and Assessment class! There was as always a high standard of performance and everyone put in their best efforts.
April 2017 Grading and Assessment Class
It was striking how the more senior members stood out from those who have just started out on their Tang Soo Do journey. This is how it should be, and members can look back at how much progress they have made since they themselves were beginners.
The performance of members demonstrated the integrity of our syllabus and reflected well on the skills of our instructors. The standard of behaviour as demonstrated through the expression of tradiitonal etiquette has also to be commended. Well done everyone!
On Saturday 12th November 2016, Kettering Tang Soo Do Association held their second all-day seminar. This was a great success, with time spent working with pads and developing sparring skills under the tuition of Mr Latham and Mr Webb-Cornell repsectively (see photos below).
Kettering Tang Soo Do Association's Birthday Seminar
This was also a great opportunity to celebrate the growing success of Kettering Tang Soo Do Association. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the club set up by Master Thomas, and the 6th anniversary of the Family and Children class started by Mr Latham. The latter class has produced 4 dan grades during this period, a sign of the commitment made by members and their instructors. What better way to celebrate than with a cake?! And who better to demonstrate their knife skills than Mr Latham and one of the first members of the class....