Many people believe that you have to be young and fit to learn Taekwon-Do. This is not the case: Taekwon-Do is for anybody and everybody. It is with this principle in mind that I am dedicated to teach the art of Taekwon-Do in a family-friendly atmosphere with a philosophy of courtesy and cooperation.

Whilst Taekwon-Do is an exciting and interesting form of self-defence, it can also be a life changing experience for many people. After six weeks of the beginner’s course, you will notice a change in not just your figure and shape, but also in your confidence and awareness of your surroundings. You will begin to understand that Taekwon-do has so much to offer: both physically and mentally – not only developing the body, but one’s character as well.

I opened the Letchworth Taekwon-Do School in 2003, Biggleswade Taekwon-Do School in 2007 as well as Baldock and Arlesey in 2014.  Mrs Owen opened Stotfold Taekwon-Do School in 2017.  All the clubs have gone from strength to strength with both now having many registered members and Black Belts. The clubs have both seen many successes with World and European Competitors as well as many National Champions rising from the ranks.   All the schools within LBTKD are also run and assisted by Mrs Kirsty Owen V degree black belt.

I started training in Taekwon-Do in the mid 1990’s and obtained my VI degree black belt in 2017. I have attended many of the late Grandmaster Choi Hong Hi’s seminars and international Instructors courses and more recently Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa 9th Dan (Grandmaster Choi’s son) to enable us to teach the true techniques without distortion as once taught by the founder the late General Choi Hong Hi IXth Dan.

I am a qualified International Instructor, International Umpire and Grading Examiner. I have also had an enhanced CRB check (police check).

The clubs and myself are members of the UTA (Unified Taekwon-Do Association), UKITF, (United Kingdom ITF) ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) and the BTC (British Taekwon-Do Council which is recognised by the Sports Council). These are in turn the governing bodies for Taekwon-Do in the UK.

Mr Mike Owen VI

International Instructor and Grading Examiner

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