Weald Taekwon-Do


Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme (KEWAP)

Mr Hutcheson has just re-certified on the 12th May 2019 for the KEWAP training under the direct instruction of Mr Steven Timperley, KEWAP's founder and is now a Registered Instructor.

You can see my name registered here:

This programme is perfect to showcase in Schools and Colleges!

The following has been taken directly from the KEWAP web site with permission:

KEWAP is not an 'unarmed combat' orientated course but it is an urban environment related training programme. 

KEWAP was devised in 2009 by national and international award winning instructor Steven Timperley, who is also a former UK military specialist instructor. Impressively to date there are now approx 400 fully qualified KEWAP instructors in over 45 towns and cities in England and Wales delivering KEWAP to their respective communities.  Also, there are KEWAP Instructors presently located in the Middle East delivering training to security personnel & law enforcement agencies.

The KEWAP has been specifically designed to be highly educational and though provoking in regards to the factual content documented in the respective power-point presentations and KEWAP comes in two formats i.e. the adult variant and the unique under eighteens variant.

Both formats cover many subjects including awareness, avoidance, everyday personal safety protocols, the Law & knives as well as physical response options instruction (over 16s). KEWAP physical response options are suitable for those who have little or no self-defence training or martial arts experience whatsoever.

Adult Courses: Half Day (3 hours) & Full Day (6 hours):
It seems that almost every day in one national newspaper or another or on the evening news there is reference to someone being attacked by an edged weapon assailant. In an age where you are more likely to be killed by an edged weapon assailant than you are by someone firing a handgun at you, now is the time to undergo knives & edged weapons awareness training.

Please note: The half day course is presentation based which covers a wealth of information regarding the urban edged weapon threat and personal safety protocols. The full Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme (6 hours) is the most comprehensive course of its kind available in the UK to date which includes defence against edged weapons training.

Pure defence against edged weapons training can be delivered for those who seek physical response options instruction only.  Specialised training for military, police and security personnel will also be undertaken upon request.
Under 16s Course: 1 Hour Presentation:
In order to reduce knife related crimes in the UK it is now widely thought that educating those below the age sixteen years to the dangers and the implications of carrying knives and edged weapons is a must. It is important to know that approximately two-thirds of those who carry knives for personal protection have these items used against them. And the fact still remains that many who attend education in both inner city areas and affluent towns carry bladed articles and this problem is not going away.
In the main not all victims of a knife related crimes are members of urban street gangs. Sadly the larger percentage of those aged under sixteen years who fall prey to knife related crimes are in fact decent individuals going about their normal daily patterns of life.
Please note: The under sixteens KEWAP lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and covers a host of information relative to the safety of young people in today's society regarding knives and edged weapons.  In addition there is a unique student survey, a fun and thought provoking team-based activity as well as a simple post-presentation assessment (multiple choice) to complete which helps to underpin the learning process.


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.
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)