The self-discipline that develops as a result of learning and practicing the techniques usually carries over into other areas of the child’s life. School grades often improve as your child learns to focus on objectives and to work toward achievement. The self-discipline and self-respect which Taekwondo develops can provide your child with the skills and mindset necessary to resist peer pressure.
Meditation techniques can be used to peel away stress and frustrations, reduce anxieties and increase your ability to deal with any situation. Stress, when allowed to get out of control (or handled poorly) can be the cause of diseases like high blood pressure or ulcers. You will learn techniques to control stress and build a quiet place in your mind and body, so that you can take the worst that life can throw at you and come away a winner.
Meditation can allow you to control your habits for example; quit smoking, overeating, or excess alcohol consumption. Meditation will also enable you to think clearer, bring out your natural creativity, and much more.
Learn to defend yourself. Not only physically, but mentally as well. Learn to unite your body in a single effort to achieve your goals. Develop an inner calm. Bring up deep-rooted, long hidden fears and weaknesses, face them, and conquer them. Bring out anger and frustration in a positive environment where you can learn to deal with them effectively. Rise above laziness and inner doubt.
WHY NTC DERBY
Among other qualities we are proudly:
We are the UK’s longest-serving Taekwondo Club with branches in Coventry, Derby, Liverpool, London, three branches in Nottingham (Nottingham Central, Arnold and OMAC-UK in Gedling), and Rotherham. So, by becoming a member of NTC Derby you become a part of a big family, and you will have great development opportunities.
We are the only Taekwondo club in the city of Derby that practices Olympic Taekwondo and a full member of the official governing body for Olympic Taekwondo – that is British Taekwondo. And unlike all other clubs in the city of Derby our grading results are in accordance with World Taekwondo Federation and recognised by British Taekwondo and worldwide, whereas many clubs grant belts, which are recognised only within the club or within a small group of clubs.
Our coaches are highly qualified and experienced instructors, registered with British Taekwondo, the national governing body for WT Taekwondo in the UK, are fully insured as well as checked through the DBS system, first aid, and safeguarding trained. We have also a dedicated welfare officer, trained on safeguarding, and work directly with British taekwondo to make sure that we abide with our safeguarding policy.
We have a proven record of successes, some of which are: British Taekwondo National Championship 2019
1st Place – Overall Team
1st Place – Advanced Team
We have trained British and European champions. We have also had a number of students selected to train with and represent Great Britain.
Our environment is a healthy, inclusive, diverse and stimulating environment.
As part of NTC, you’ll meet new friends, embark on a sporting journey like no other and become part of a family-like atmosphere that’ll be with you every step of the way. What is important for us is not only self-defence skills, but we have a holistic approach to the wellbeing of our students.
OUR CLUB MEMBERS SAY
My daughter has been going to the NTC club in Derby for over 1 year and her confidence has increased, she absolutely loves going to the club each week!
As a parent I find Samer always goes the extra step for all our kids, motivating them, encouraging them & challenging them bringing the best out in them! It’s a family atmosphere where everyone is really welcomed.
My son joined NTC Derby almost two years ago. In joining the club my son has been taught a set of values which he can apply in everyday situations. The sessions are always fun and well structured. Lockdown has been difficult for all but Samer has ensured that the children remain active, also helping parents to best support their children in during this time. The clubs holistic approach has helped my son deal with anxiety and improved his self confidence immensely.
Deciding that my children would join NTC Derby has to be the best parenting decision I have made. I cannot emphasize enough how incredibly beneficial these classes are; not just for physical fitness or learning the taekwondo moves (although this is a great benefit in itself), but for the life skills they are acquiring. The tenets they memorise are implemented beautifully during class, and as each week goes by I can see improvements in their listening skills, showing respect to others (as well as themselves), and their willingness to try challenging tasks.