Established in1973 by Grand Master Choon Bong Lee (9th Dan) after arriving from Korea with his family, Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Academy has a solid history and reputation for excellence over many years of teaching and experience .
We teach a traditional style of Tae Kwon Do, which is a Korean martial art, known as Moo Duk Kwan Style and are also affiliated with the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) which is an international Tae Kwon Do body responsible for standards, black belt certifications and international competitions.
We are a family owned and run business.
We believe that the self defense aspects of martial arts are just a small part of a greater experience, and that the pursuit of personal excellence and expanding one’s boundaries, both mentally and physically, are paramount to the development of the individual as a positive member of society.
We respect the individual’s needs and capabilities, while encouraging him/herself to move beyond the bounds of his/her current level of ability in a safe and guided manner.
We teach respect and consideration for oneself and for others, as a natural part of the learning environment.
Beyond the obvious benefits of fitness, strength and agility developed through mental and physical co-ordination and conditioning, our system helps with memory, focus and concentration, through the use of both set patterns and drills, to more free-form exercises and reflexive practices.
Proficiency in self defense is a natural outcome of such a whole mind/body based training system, through the development and understanding of the self and the space through which it moves and interacts.
Although on the surface it may seem that the sole focus is on outer attack/defense mentality, in reality it is this inner focus which is paramount to an individuals ability to access his/her potential and the creation of true self-confidence.
We provide traditionally run group classes with a belt system of advancement, with internationally recognised WTF Black Belt certification.
We can also teach private individual or group classes by appointment, on either a short or long term basis. These can be done traditionally as in the general classes, or more individually tailored to suit the needs of the client, whether it be more fitness based, ‘freestyle’, or for basic street defense for example.
We also provide a service for schools or community groups, either in our own facilities or at your own.
These classes can range from ‘one-off’ introductory type lessons, to more detailed, in depth lessons conducted over a period of time, to full traditional on-going teaching (basically becoming a school-based branch).
The benefit to this approach is to introduce or provide access for people to a way of thinking and doing they may not necessarily seek out for themselves, an alternative viewpoint they may not have considered.