Category Archives: Updates

Summer Holidays

The last class in Avoneil is on Monday 8 July, starting back on 2 August.

Newtownards class will only be closed on 10 July and training will start back on 17 July.

All Chung Do Kwan NI members are welcome to train in Newtownards.
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Christmas Holidays

The classes will be breaking for Christmas as follows;

Avoniel: Last class – 17 Dec, Start back – 4 Jan
Castlewellan: Last class – 18 Dec, Start back – 8 Jan
Newtownards: Last class – 19 Dec, Start back – 2 Jan
Downpatrick: Last class – 20 Dec, Start back – 10 Jan
Bangor: Class Finished, Start back 5 Jan

Chung Do Kwan Receive Clubmark Award

Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo Club have been accredited with Sport NI’s Clubmark award.  The award is given to clubs across Northern Ireland who demonstrate high standards in the management of their club and provide quality coaching in a safe environment for their members.

This means the parents and guardians can be confident that their child is attending a quality club that provides positive and progressive sports opportunities in safe environments.

Sport Northern Ireland work with a range of governing bodies of sport and Local Authorities to deliver this accreditation programme which aims to identify, develop, accredit and recognise high quality junior sports clubs and the contribution that they make to the development of sport in Northern Ireland.

Sports clubs play an essential and significant role in the development of sport, providing outlets for participation while also maintaining quality environments for talented young athletes to develop. The competitive opportunities offered by clubs are yet another key opportunity for participation and development.

The Tenets of Taekwondo

A tenet is a doctrine, or belief, and for all taekwondo practitioners there are 5 established tenets that you should  try to apply both in your training and in your daily life.

Etiquette: Showing courtesy to all, respecting others, having manners as well as maintaining the appropriate etiquette at all times, both within and outside the Dojang.

Integrity: In Tae Kwon Do, integrity means not only to determine what is right or wrong but also having the conscience to feel guilt if one has done wrong and to have the integrity to stand up for what is right.

Perseverance: One will persevere repeatedly until a result is achieved which is adequate towards what one is trying to achieve.

Self-Control: This means to not only have control over one’s physical acts but also your own mental thoughts and actions.

Indomitable Spirit:  To have indomitable spirit means to have the courage to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what odds you are up against, and to always give 100% effort in whatever you do.