TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo

Friday 6pm – 7pm

Instructor : Carina Glover : carinaglover@hotmail.com

 

United taekwondo International Welsh instructor
Carina Glover – 5th Degree Taekwondo instructor

Taekwondo classes in the 22nd Scout hall are run by Carina Glover.    Carina holds a 5th Dan and is very dedicates to her students’ progress.

Taekwondo is not only a combat sport, but can be considered a way of life for some enthusiasts. The word Taekwondo comes from three Chinese/Korean words: Tae, meaning to kick or jump.  Kwon, which means fist or hand; and Do, meaning “the way.”

UTI (United Taekwondo International) classes are different  from other classes.  You could say they are for people therefore wanting to learn Taekwondo as a martial art rather than as a competition sport.

One can say that basically UTI instructors aim to provide the following:

  • To develop themselves together in Taekwondo.
  • They wish to simply develop Taekwondo as a martial art.
  • It is important for them to share their knowledge and insights gained with others.
  • They feel that organisational activities often distract from their principal objective of practising Taekwondo.
  • However they suffer frustration.  This is as a result of the many (sub)divisions (of organisations and federations) and the ‘clan mentality’ (contact only with members of the own organisation) in the martial arts world.

Fundamentally, UTI offer classes,  organises dan grade exams, develops material  such as books, but does not organise competitions.