Taekwondo Classes

Taekwondo Classes2024-03-07T16:40:41+11:00
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Taekwondo is more than just a martial art – it’s a way of life.

Develop strength and confidence through this ancient practice, which emphasizes self-improvement and respect for others.

Through Taekwondo classes, you’ll learn the fundamentals of physical combat and gain valuable skills in balance, form, agility and power. You’ll also build mental discipline as your skills develop over time, allowing you to reach farther than ever before.

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that focuses on striking techniques, particularly kicks. It was developed in the mid-20th century and has since become one of the most popular martial arts in the world, with millions of practitioners and numerous international competitions.

The name “Taekwondo” is derived from three Korean words: “tae” meaning foot, “kwon” meaning fist, and “do” meaning way or path.

Together, they represent the martial art’s emphasis on using the feet and hands for self-defense, and following a path of personal and spiritual development.

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Taekwondo Curriculum


Taekwondo is an effective martial art for self-defence, as it emphasises quick and powerful strikes, particularly with the feet. Training includes techniques for blocking, evading, and countering attacks, which can be useful in real-world self-defence situations.

Practitioners learn how to generate power from their core and legs, which allows them to deliver strong and fast kicks. This can be particularly effective in fending off attackers, as the distance between the practitioner and the attacker can be maintained, reducing the risk of getting grabbed or tackled.

Taekwondo teaches students to be aware of their surroundings and to use their environment to their advantage. For example, students may learn to use walls or obstacles to block attacks or to create distance between themselves and an attacker.

Poomsae / Taegeuk

Taekwondo poomsae are a series of choreographed movements that are performed as a solo demonstration of technique and skill. They are also known as forms or patterns and are an important part of Taekwondo training, as they help students develop their techniques, balance, and overall understanding of the martial art.

The poomsae include a variety of techniques, including strikes, blocks, kicks, and stances, and are designed to simulate real-world self-defence scenarios. Each movement is executed with precious and focus.

In addition to being a demonstration of skill, Taekwondo poomsae are also judged in competitions. Competitors are evaluated on their technique, balance, power, speed, and overall performance.

Sparring (Kyorugi)

Taekwondo sparring, also known as ‘kyorugi’, is a type of competition or training exercise in which two practitioners engage in a simulated fight using various techniques of Taekwondo. The aim of sparring is to score points by landing kicks or punches on specific target areas on the opponent’s body, while avoiding being hit oneself.

Sparring is a key component of Taekwondo training, as it allows practitioners to put their techniques and skills into practice in a dynamic and realistic setting. It also helps students develop their speed, accuracy, and reflexes, as well as their strategic thinking and decision-making abilities.

In Taekwondo sparring, participants wear protective gear, including a helmet/face shield, dental mouth guard, chest protector, forearm guards, shin guards, and a groin protector (for both male  and female participants). The level of contact varies depending on the type of sparring and the skill level of the participants, but safety is always a top priority.


Taekwondo breaking, also known as board breaking, is a technique used to demonstrate power, precision, and technique in taekwondo. Breaking involves breaking a solid object, usually a board or a brick, using a variety of techniques, including punches, kicks, and palm strikes.

Breaking is typically performed as part of a taekwondo demonstration or test, and is used to showcase a practitioner’s skill and proficiency in the martial art. Breaking is also used as a training tool, as it helps students develop their power and accuracy.

Breaking requires a combination of physical strength, technique, and mental focus. Practitioners must be able to generate enough force to break the board, while also maintaining proper form and technique. Breaking also requires a high level of mental focus and concentration, as practitioners must remain calm and focused under pressure.

A balanced education consists of knowledge of the mind, honesty in the heart and strength in the body.

– Grandmaster Jhoon Goo Rhee, Taekwondo 10th Dan

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Benefits of Taekwondo

MTC Ringwood’s

Taekwondo Classes

MTC Ringwood is a branch of Melbourne Taekwondo Centre (MTC). Our branch offers multiple Taekwondo classes for different age groups, plus additional classes for Poomsae (Patterns) and Sparring (Fight Class).


For ages 4-7. Our Musketeers program offers an exciting and engaging environment for young learners to develop essential physical and mental skills. Designed with age-appropriate activities, these classes focus on introducing children to the fundamental principles of Taekwondo, such as discipline, respect, and self-control. Through fun and interactive exercises, children learn basic kicks, punches, and stances while improving their balance, coordination, and flexibility.

We also emphasize important life skills, including teamwork, listening skills, and building confidence. Instructors create a positive and nurturing atmosphere, encouraging children to challenge themselves, make new friends, and foster a love for martial arts that can benefit them throughout their lives.


For ages 8-12. Our Juniors classes provides an empowering and dynamic environment for young individuals to cultivate their physical abilities and character development. These classes focus on building a strong foundation of Taekwondo techniques, including kicks, strikes, blocks, and forms. With an emphasis on discipline, respect, and perseverance, students learn to set goals, push their limits, and develop self-confidence.

In addition to physical training, classes foster teamwork, leadership skills, and a sense of responsibility. With passionate instructors who inspire and guide them, children in this age group experience personal growth, gain valuable life skills, and develop a lifelong passion for the martial arts.


For ages 13+. The Seniors classes are for teenagers and adults who want to enhance their physical fitness, mental focus and self-defence skills in a safe, fun and welcoming environment. All classes are carefully planned and designed to progress you steadily towards Black Belt. Enjoying the process, you will create winning habits and disciplines that will positively affect other areas of your life.

Classes often incorporate partner drills, sparring, and self-defense techniques, enabling participants to apply their skills in realistic situations. Taekwondo also promotes stress relief, mental clarity, and a sense of accomplishment. In a supportive and inclusive environment, adults engage in continuous personal growth and find a fulfilling martial arts practice that enriches their lives.


For Yellow 3 stripes and up & ages 8 and up. This class is run by dedicated black belts instructors. For students looking to improve! If you want to vastly improve your Poomsae (patterns) techniques, flexibility, Korean terminology, etc. Just let the instructors know what you want to work on specifically. Offering pathways into patterns competitions up to World Championship level.


For Yellow 3 stripes and up, & ages 8 and up, or with permission from the instructor. This is far more than just Taekwondo sparring! It’s fun and fitness as well! Our focus is on developing skills for Taekwondo sparring competitions. Competing in competitions is open to Blue belts and above (or with Instructor approval). Our fight class focuses on developing skills for Taekwondo sparring competitions at a State, National and International level. You must bring your protective gear to train in as this class involves full contact sparring. You must wear at all times your helmet/face shield, dental mouth guard, arm guards, shin guards, foot pads, graphite broin guards.

Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve got a child who is interested in Taekwondo, how do we get started?2023-05-16T23:52:58+10:00

Firstly we recommend bringing your child down for a FREE two-week trial. Generally, by the end of two weeks, you’ll know if your child is still keen to learn Taekwondo. When you know they can’t wait to get back to classes, talk with our helpful reception to determine the best class (or classes), fees and so on that suit your wants and budget. 

We have a number of different instructors and it’s quite common for children to gravitate to one or more  of them. We not only want your child to have fun get fit and make friends in this inclusive dynamic environment we create marvellous memories with thousands of positive moments.  If you would like to talk with the instructor please let reception know so they can arrange a quick chat – please note that the instructor may be busy however reception, another instructor or black belt may be able to assist you with your inquiry.we will always do our best to help and support our students their goals are our goals. 

If your child is shy or hesitant, we do recommend if it is possible they come with a friend or family member as this familiar entity will help build their familiar confidence in this new and exciting environment that will enrich their lives.

What age can kids start and in which class?2023-05-16T23:53:04+10:00

We have age ranges for different classes, such as Musketeers (4-7 years), Juniors (8-12) and Seniors (13+). This guideline in rare circumstances may change. As We do take into account each individual example maturity, prior martial arts experience, and self-motivation is part of the evaluation. Please note: the above is a general guide. MTC prides itself on individual development and place people where they can be still be challenged but not so far outside their depth that it plays a negative part in their perceptions.

Can I join my child in the classroom?2023-05-16T23:53:09+10:00

For our musketeers classes (ages 4-7), parents/guardians are advised not to be in the class as this can distract your child from independent thinking and lose focus easily. Parents may watch them from our viewing area.

On the other hand, if you’d like to participate in Taekwondo with your child and would like to join them on this journey, we have classes allocated for this. We love families training together and support it by offering family discounts on term and grading fees.

If there are any special needs or learning differences, please let us know asap. We also ask if you have younger children that you ensure they don’t run in and out of the car park & classroom and you keep an eye on them at all times. We do have an amazing arcade and entertainment area that the kids share & love. Sharing is caring.

As a beginner, will I have sore muscles?2023-05-16T17:23:31+10:00

That depends on your personal fitness routine. DOMS (delayed onset muscl soreness) refers to muscle soreness that often develops after engaging in new or high intensity exercise. Although DOMS can be uncomfortable, it is a natural response to exercise and is not usually a cause for concern. Go slow don’t over extend yourself have fun and don’t compare yourself with others. Enjoy the journey. Remember comparison is the thief of joy.

Do I need any prior martial arts experience to practise Taekwondo?2023-05-16T17:24:33+10:00

No, beginners are welcome in Taekwondo and all our general classes. Instructors  teach basic techniques and gradually build up to more advanced techniques as students progress.

How long will it take to get my black belt in Taekwondo?2023-05-16T23:53:41+10:00

This is highly dependent on how often you train and your commitment level. On average most people obtain their black belt in Taekwondo in about 4-6 years. Your progress is entirely up to you. If you keep showing up for classes, you’ll progress. If you practice at home, you’ll progress faster. Like anything, effort and time is the recipe for success.

Will I lose weight doing Taekwondo?2023-05-16T23:53:59+10:00

Yes, Taekwondo and all martial arts burns calories. That said, it is dependent not just on what your fitness routine is like outside of Taekwondo, but also on your nutrition. As with anything, have a solid intention on what your health goals are and maintain consistency with your fitness regime and diet.

Can I organise a private lesson?2023-05-16T23:54:12+10:00

Yes, MTC offers private lessons in Taekwondo, Boxing, MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Personal Training (PT) on request. 

You can work one-on-one or as a group with an instructor to hone a difficult technique or skill, maybe work on a specific goal or just catch up on a class. Please speak with reception about private lessons. This service is subject to instructor availability.

What is a team leader?2023-05-16T23:54:16+10:00

A Team Leader is a student who wants to give back and help others. They assist and help teach various groups in classes. It’s an amazing program not offered to all students as we only choose responsible reliable respectful resourceful behaviours and we teach them advanced communication skills based on empathy patience understanding and awareness After atleast 1-2 year  period of time, a student can request to join the Team Leader Program. 

A team leader must  know their syllabus (up to their belt level) so they are  able to help teach others in other classes a TL condition is they still  train in their own classes. We start the Team Leader with a black belt  instructor who will show them what to teach, how to teach, how to communicate with other students, motivate and most of all, have lots of fun being part of shared experiences with kids from all walks of life. We pick from the group of Team Leaders for assisting at events such as Movie Night, Birthday parties, etc, and are rewarded for their time. 

There is a whole lot more to the Team Leader Program.

It’s a highly developed educational program that will create and instill skills that will help your child for the rest of their lives 

Note: We only take the most reliable and respectful people from our team leader program into our trainee instructors program which have units of competencies which reflect the standards of a Cert. III in Training

Most of the information is found in the Student section which has a password. Please contact reception for the password, or alternatively, the student can talk with the Senior or Head Instructors.

What kind of championships do you run and how often?2023-05-16T23:54:32+10:00

We hold competitions at a branch club state national and international level including pathways to the Olympics.  Melbourne Taekwondo Centre is proud to say we have  had one or more people representing Australia at the Olympic level for over two decades. 

Melbourne Taekwondo Centre boasts Australia’s first world champions in both fighting and Poomsae (both are amazing ladies Carmen Marton and Bronwyn Butterworth) 

If you would like to compete and attend these  annual Taekwondo competitions in both Poomsae and Sparring from State and Regional levels, and overseas competitions, talk to your head instructors about your interest and the requirements needed

How long are the classes?2023-05-16T21:55:44+10:00

Classes are designed per age group and broken into sections that support various areas of development:

Musketeers (4-7 years) is 25 min, Juniors (8-12 years) is 40 min and Seniors (13+) is 55 min.

Ready to learn new skills for life?

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