Welcome to Taekwon-do-Wales, one of the largest Taekwon-do schools in the UK teaching the fastest growing Martial Art in history! We offer Taekwon-Do classes in Aberbargoed, Oakdale, Hengoed, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Merthyr Valleys, Mountain Ash & Pontypridd.
Taekwon-do-Wales helps students develop confidence and fitness, all whilst honing self-defence abilities. Don't forget- there is also the thrill of competition for those who fancy taking their training further!
If you are thinking of taking up Taekwon-do, then this is the place to be! First two lessons will be free of charge, and a discounted payment plan is available for families, so you have nothing to lose. We also offer specific classes, for ages 4 to 6, 7 to 12, Teens Adults, Ladies only class - please see our 'School Information' section for more details. If you still have any unanswered questions, please contact us- we are always happy to help.
QUALIFIED TAEKWON-DO INSTRUCTION
Our Taekwon-do clubs are run by fully qualified and registered Taekwon-do instructors. We have 8 DBS registered instructors and 3 DBS assistant instructors, affiliated with the International Taekwon-Do Federation HQ Korea, and our association is ITF HQ Wales. Our instructors are listed below:
Peter Kent-Marrast VI degree Patricia Kent-Marrast VI degree Anthoni Fieldhouse V degree Simon Reakes V degree Lauren Wynn IV degree
Liam Cox IV degree Craig Brown IV degree Shaunna Ryan III degree
We encourage and support our students who also wish to pursue a future in instructing, and currently have 11 class assistants; Lauren Spiller-Boulter II degree, Honor Jones II degree, Lyra Davies III degree, Nia Brown II degree, Emily Curtis-Jones II degree, Lucy Wright I degree, Gracie Morris I degree, Teigan Howells I degree, Rebecca Jurich I degree, Molly Jones I degree and Bethany Davies I degree.
TAEKWON-DO WALES COMPETITION SUCCESS
We have had great success as a Taekwon-do school in competitions. We have Taekwon-do Wales students in the National Welsh Squad that compete at international competition level throughout Europe. We have obtained first place status In ITF League tables in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and second place for 2015 missing out by only a few points. We have won Gold in the World Championships 2017. We were also able to win many medals at tournaments at National and International's in 2018 and 2019.
TAEKWON-DO WALES PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS SERVICE
Our clubs are involved with local schools offering demonstrations and after school classes. If you are a headteacher or sports coach for a school, please contact us to see how we can get involved to offer this service to your school. Our clubs are very popular with the school children and their parents, particularly with those parents working late. If you are interested, please contact us for advice.
TAEKWON-DO WALES COMMUNITY DISPLAYS IN SOUTH WALES
We offer displays at local school fetes and fairs, free of charge. Displays are always varied, showing the traditional side of Taekwon-do with practices that are centuries old. Our demonstrations include weapons, self-defence skills and sparring, often accompanied by music. Not to mention the art of wood breaking, and the occasional brick or tile! We also strive to include every student who wants to participate, regardless of age or belt status.
Taekwon-do Wales was established by Peter Kent-Marrast VI degree black belt. The club first opened doors at Fleur-de-Lis in 2000, by Peter and his wife Patricia Kent-Marrast VI degree. Over the years it has expanded rapidly, now the club teaches Taekwon-do to over 400 students in South Wales. All clubs are located in the South Wales valleys.
CONTACT TAEKWON-DO WALES
Please call or email us and we will get back to you with any help or advice on classes that you require, providing you with any additional information you may need. We look forward to hearing from you.
I, Mr Peter Kent-Marrast VI degree am an International Instructor, International Umpire, Chief Instructor, Grading Examiner and Welsh Representative for ITF HQ Korea. I have been teaching Taekwon-do for over 20 years and started training in the mid 1970s. Taekwon-do is my life, what makes me happy is watching the students within my schools develop into good people. I believe Taekwon-do is the perfect tool for bringing out the best in people.
Mrs Patricia Kent-Marrast VI degree International Instructor & International Umpire. Instructor for Taekwon-do Ladies and Taekwon-do-Wales Mountain Ash.
Mr Anthoni Fieldhouse V degree International Instructor for Taekwon-do-Wales Caerphilly.
Miss Lauren Wynn IV degree Instructor for Taekwon-do-Wales Merthyr Valleys & Pontypridd.
Together We Are a Great Team
The picture below shows Mr Peter and Mrs Patricia Kent-Marrast with Jade Jones MBE.