About Evolution Taekwondo
Evolution Taekwondo was established in 2003 with a vision of bringing Olympic Taekwondo to the community of Peterborough and has grown from a small club running out of leisure centres to become one of the UK’s largest Olympic Taekwondo Academy’s.
Our full time facility has over 250 child and adult members regularly attending lessons at Peterborough Martial Arts Academy. With over 30 classes a week for different age groups and abilities, Evolution Taekwondo takes pride in the quality of tuition and the welfare of its students.
We teach 3-4 year olds as part of our ‘Little Monsters’ programme, which gives them a chance to have fun whilst at the same time learn new skills and help develop their co-ordination and balance. We teach the basics of Taekwondo through fun games and drills.
Our ‘Active Start’ programme (aimed at 5-6 year olds), introduces young children to martial arts and fitness and aims to improve their fine motor skills through play. As well as teaching them the basics of taekwondo and the importance of fitness, we focus on life skills such as manners, etiquette and discipline in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
Children aged 7-12 will join our exciting foundation programme and most students will be here for up to 9 months, giving them all the basic knowledge of Taekwondo before they advance to our Intermediate program.
Once students achieve the rank of green tag they step up to the intermediate classes, where they will begin to learn the more advanced Taekwondo techniques. After another 9 months to a year, our intermediate members will achieve their blue belt and progress onto our advanced class.
This programme will take our members up to their black belt and beyond. Honing their skills throughout the lessons, students will continue to learn new exciting aspects of Taekwondo. Here, we begin to see the makings of our future instructors and maybe the next Olympic champion!
For teenagers and adults we offer traditional, sport and self defence lessons to cater for all needs and abilities.
At Evolution Taekwondo we understand that some ladies are not comfortable training in a mixed class and with this in mind, we offer Ladies only classes for females aged 13 and over.
The Club is very friendly and actively encourages all family members to try Taekwondo. In addition to this we also teach in schools, the workplace and also work with local law enforcement.
‘I have been practicing Taekwondo since 1992 and it was always my ambition to become an instructor, which I achieved in 2002. A year later I started to run my own club, Evolution Taekwondo, which has grown from strength to strength.
Over the years I feel immensely proud of the impact Evolution Taekwondo has had on so many lives in the community. To see my students go from white belt to black belt and some of them progress to becoming instructors, gives me a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction.
I look forward to seeing Evolution Taekwondo thrive in the future and it is my long term aim to continue to inspire people of all ages.’
David is ably assisted at by his two full time instructors Carl Smith and Sam Jones who are both following their true passion and realising their dreams of teaching Taekwondo to others.
(Interview from February 2012 )