Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tang Soo Do?
Tang Soo Do is a fighting system from Korea. It is a traditional martial art, mainly influenced by Okinawan Karate.
Is Tang Soo Do a sport?
No, it is primarily taught as a traditional martial art. The Club does however attend competitions and fully recognises the value of competitive training.
What age do you take students from?
We accept students from age 6 upwards.
Am I too old to start?
Probably not, we have students of all ages and abilities. Our oldest student is currently aged 67.
Where do you have classes?
We currently have lessons at the Halifax Inspire Centre, and Brighouse Swimming Pool. Please click on the "Classes" tab for full details.
Is there a risk of injury?
There are risks associated with everything in life. We try to minimise the risks to a minimum during our lessons though. Lesson activities are subject to detailed risk assessments and we put in place appropriate control measures to help prevent injuries. Sparring is non contact and protective equipment is strongly recommended for those taking part as an extra precaution.
How much does it cost?
Individual lessons cost £5 on a pay as you train basis. Our lesson are discounted though if paid for on a monthly basis, or if more than one family member is training. Please click on the "Prices" tab for a full list of our prices. We are completely transparent about our costs because we believe we provide excellent value for money.
How many lessons do I need to attend?
There is no obligation to attend lessons. You should try to attend a minimum of one lesson per week though to make any real progress.
How long will it take to get to Black Belt?
This varies and depends entirely on the student. Regular attendance at lessons and a natural aptitude for martial arts obviously helps to reduce the time taken. It is possible for such students to attain 1st Dan in four-years, while others may take longer. It is not a race to become a Dan Grade though, and students should enjoy the journey instead.
Do I need to commit to a long term contract?
No, the Club does not operate contracts or require students to set up direct debits. You will need to take out membership with the Club after around four weeks training though. This is mainly for insurance purposes and does not tie students into training with us.