Youngsters get a KICK out of new club

Youngsters get a KICK out of new club

(A recent article published in Carrigtwohill News Summer 2013)



East Cork Taekwon-Do Club in Carrigtwohill recently opened to cater for boys & girls from the age of 3. Kids are having great fun while learning martial arts, making new friends, learning important life skills such as confidence, discipline and concentration to name a few. The club is run by Mr. Richard Forde (3rd Degree Black Belt) a local of Carrigtwohill. The club train in Cork Acro Gymnastics Club in Carrigtwohill Industrial Estate opposite Aldi.

East Cork Taekwon-Do is part of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, the biggest association in Ireland and winners of the best association in the world in October 2012. The club is based on the highest Taekwon-Do standard. The club is part of the Irish Martial Arts Commission & Taekwon-Do Advisory Board. All Instructors are Garda Vetted and recognized coaches by the Irish Martial Arts Commission. Mr. Forde is a European Championship & European Cup winner in individual sparring. He will compete in the World Championships in October in Spain.4

East Cork Taekwon-Do is one of the first clubs in the world to introduce the brand new exciting kids program called Taekwon-Do Kubz specifically aimed at kids between 3-6. This fun program uniquely links Taekwon-Do with school and the parents to encourage great behaviour in school and at home, which is every parents dream! Our super fun classes are loved by all the kids as they learn safety drills such as stranger danger, home safety, road safety, how to deal with bullies etc. This program allows kids to learn in a positive fun and safe environment. They have fantastic Kubz Taekwon-Do Uniforms and use a colourful interactive Kubz manual as part of their training while continuously receiving cool rewards to encourage good behaviour and positive life skills.3

Parents are delighted with the progress their kids are making in our classes.  Some of the feedback left on our Facebook page ( includes:

“I don’t know how you are doing it but the girls are different children when they come home from your class. They are helpful, polite and tend to do exactly as they are asked”.

“My 2 kids are in Taekwon-Do and it has been great for them. They made new friends and enjoy the exercise. Everyone at the club is great and respect is core to involvement. The instructors are great and make classes enjoyable for everyone. I can’t think of any better activity”.

“Thanks a mill for letting my little man see you all in action tonight. Great fun hearing and watching the kids. Love your manor with them also. Well done”.1

New beginner classes will begin in September for Kubz (3-6) & Junior Taekwon-Do (7-12) book a place for your child now as places are booking up fast.  We offer the highest quality classes at the best value. It could be just what your child needs and you as a parent/guardian. Call/Text Mr. Richard Forde on 085-8267810

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