Weald Taekwon-Do

About Taekwon-Do:

ITF Taekwon-Do 

“Taekwon-Do is a martial art to be used only for self defence and only in the cause of justice. The history of Korea contains not a single sample of its military forces being employed for the invasion of its neighbours or for any other purpose except national defence.” – General Choi, Hong Hi – Founder of ITF Taekwon-Do.
Taekwon-Do is a modern form of self defence originating from Korea, founded by Grand Master General Choi, Hong Hi (1918-2002).
He developed Taekwon-Do by researching other martial arts and by using modern scientific principles to design techniques that have maximum power and effectiveness.
ITF Taekwon-Do has grown in popularity since its inception and is now taught in nearly every country in the world. It is most famous for its spectacular and dynamic kicking techniques, although this has led to the misconception that Taekwon-Do is just a kicking art.
Taekwon-Do does indeed make extensive use of the legs, since the legs are longer and more powerful than the arms, but kicks make up only a small fraction of the total number of ITF Taekwon-Do techniques. There are also blocks, punches and strikes with the hands or arms as well as basic throws and grappling.
The wide range of techniques caters for all types of situations, and students are taught to defend against single and multiple opponents, on foot, seated and prone, and against weapons such as sticks and knives.

Weald Taekwon-Do

WealdTKD was started in 2015 by Richard Hutcheson.
I am a BTC  registered instructor and affiliated to the All England Taekwon-Do Association.
I have been training in Taekwon-Do for 25 years, having stopped training back in 1993 and then starting again in 2008.
Currently a 3rd Degree, I have competed at events prior to 1993 and a few since 2008. Most recently taking the Silver Medal in a destruction event in 2014 along with 2 Bronze Medals in 2016.
I also hold a Class B Umpire's Certificate, which is the highest I can attain until 4th Degree.
Whatever your reason for looking at a Martial Art, we have something to offer you!
Contact us for more information.
We are currently offering 4-week trials in all classes.


Thursdays: Kids (7-13yrs)     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursdays: (14yrs + Adults)  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: Kids  (7-13yrs)   10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday: (14yrs + Adults) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

07919 214 617
We will be happy to answer any questions.
The International Taekwon-Do Federation
British Taekwondo Council
Vision Taekwon-Do Association
The All England Taekwon-do Association (AETA) is an affiliate of ITF England (the national governing body of ITF Taekwon-do). 
ITF is the International Taekwon-Do Federation, founded on March 22, 1966 in Seoul (south) Korea, by General Choi Hong Hi, who developed Taekwon-Do, to promote the teaching of this martial art.
The British Taekwondo Council Ltd (BTC) is recognised by UK Sport and Home Country Sports Councils as the National Governing Body for Taekwondo in the UK.
Weald Taekwon-Do
Weald Taekwon-Do was formed in 2015 and has classes in Cranbrook and Tenterden.
We are associated with the highly successful Vision Taekwon-Do Association in Crowborough and ITF England.
Our instructors are all registered with the British TaekwonDo Council, Insured and have undergone DBS Enhanced checks and are First Aid Trained.
We cater for students as young as 4 yrs old in our young kids program.
(Subject to availability)
ITF England
Tenterden Leisure Centre
Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Parish Council
ITF England is the officially recognised National Association representing the International Taekwon-Do Federation in England. 
Tenterden Leisure Centre provides a safe and friendly environment for all the family to enjoy a wide range of leisure activities. Whether you are looking for a fun day out, or a place where you can enjoy exercising regularly, Tenterden Leisure Centre offers a warm welcome to everyone.
Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Parish Council is dedicated to preserving its remarkable legacy by fostering an environment in which farming, education and tourism can continue to thrive and benefit local businesses and services.
UK Sport
UK Sport is the nation’s high-performance sports agency, funded by the Government and The National Lottery. Our mission is to work in partnership to lead Olympic and Paralympic sport in the UK to world class success. UK Sport’s investment and strategic direction helped British sports and athletes deliver 65 Olympic and 120 Paralympic medals at London 2012 and four Olympic and six Paralympic medals at Sochi 2014.