NottsTKD is part of the TAGB which is the largest and most successful martial arts organisation in the UK with over 20,000 members, see www.tagb.biz for more information. Notts TKD consists of four clubs, these are Alfreton, Pilsley, Sandiacre and West Bridgford.
The instructor is Mr James Seaman who is a 3rd Degree black belt and an active national tournament competitor. Mr Seaman holds titles for patterns, sparring and destruction including British, Welsh and English championships every year since he started training. Mr Seaman is a registered instructor, umpire and referee with the TAGB.
At the TAGB, we practice the original style of Taekwondo as described by Choi Hong Hi who founded the art. There are many other organisations that teach corruptions of this original text.
All TAGB instructors have to go through a number of checks before they can run a school, these include:
- DBS (formerly CRB) check
- First aid training course
- Registration with the BTC (British Taekwondo Council)
- Two stage assessment by the TAGB (written and practical exams)
- Indemnity and liability insurance checks
Smaller organisations tend to be more relaxed about these important points so always ask when considering a martial arts club.