Kingdom Schools of Taekwon-Do, established in 2004, hold classes at the Listowel Fitness Studio on Upper William Street.
ITF Taekwon-Do is a modern and dynamic martial art, way of life, sport and tool for social development. Korean in origin, Taekwon-Do is famous for its spectacular range of kicks and punches; but the study of this martial art aims not only to develop the student physically, but mentally also, creating a well-rounded and balanced individual. Founder General Choi Hong-Hi believed a person could become a better member of society by incorporating some basic values into one's behaviour:
- Indomitable Spirit
A fun way to keep fit, an opportunity to learn the art of self-defence, Taekwon-Do is also a unique aid in an individual's personal development.
Kingdom Schools of Taekwon-Do hold classes to cater for all age groups:
- Taekwon-Do Kubz is for 3 to 6 year olds
- Junior TKD is for 7 to 9 year olds
- Advanced Junior TKD is for 10 to 12 year olds as well as advanced Junior TKD students
- Senior TKD is for 13 years and up
Club founder, Adrian O'Mahoney, is a VI Dan Black Belt, a member of the ITA Board of Directors and an international instructor and umpire. He competed for Ireland in the ITF World Cup in Italy 2008 taking Bronze in Patterns.
All the club's instructors are Garda Vetted by the Irish Martial Arts Commission sanctioned by the Irish Sports Council, hold Child Protection Certificates and are First Aid Certified as well as being Level 1 Sports Coaches.
The Schools have 12 students that have reached Black Belt level and many students have won national titles and competed internationally at the ITF World Cup.
If you are interested in joining the club, whether you are a beginner or experienced, please contact Adrian on 087-659 6425 or email using the link above.
Classes are also held in Tralee and Ballybunion.