KOREAN MARTIAL ARTS
info@bluewave.org.uk
Tel: 0800 860 0043

FAQ - Clothing and Equipment

Bluewave considers appearance to be part of the discipline of martial arts training and therefore all students are expected to train in an appropriate Taekwondo uniform (dobok).  This dobok should be kept clean and neat.  For juniors it will be necessary to replace their dobok reasonably regularly to maintain a loose fit that can accommodate the fast, dynamic movements of Taekwondo.  The following notes are intended to outline the clubs expectation on the style of dobok to be worn.  The notes also cover the equipment, etc, that is required to ensure safe practice of Taekwondo.

KickStars

Students training in the 4-6 year old programme can purchase a specific KickStars dobok and t-shirt through the club. They may train in either the dobok bottom and t-shirt, or full dobok.

Coloured Belts / Kup Grades

All kup grade (white belt to black tag) students must train in a World Taekwondo style plain white dobok.  

The dobok should have a white v-neck and should not have stripes on shoulders or legs.

Students are welcome to purchase their doboks either through the club or elsewhere.  The club will supply high quality doboks, normally these will be JCalicu, Tusah or Redox brands, at competitive prices.

Black Belts / 1st - 3rd Dan

Dan grades students up to and include 3rd dan wear a World Taekwondo dan dobok with a black v-neck.  The dobok should not have stripes on shoulders or legs.

Under 15s may choose to wear a poom dobok with Red/Black V and this may be required for some higher level competitions at this age.

As a part of the club's tradition, each new black belt will be presented with their first dobok following their successful grading.

The club can supply a wide range of black belt doboks in a varied of brands and qualities.  As the club has trade accounts with the major supplies these will generally be at a price significantly below retail cost.  Please talk to one of the instructors for details.

Master Grade Black Belts / 4th Dan+

Master grades, 4th dan and above, wear a World Taekwondo dan dobok with a black v-neck and may choose to have stripes on shoulders and/or legs should they wish.

T-Shirts

T-shirts may be worn under doboks, but must be plain white.  No coloured t-shirts or printed/patterned t-shirts.

Poomsae Competition

For poomsae competition, kup grade should wear their normal dobok.  Dan grades should wear a age/gender specific poomsae competition dobok, this may also be worn for poomsae training sessions.

Sparring Competition

All grades should wear their normal dobok for sparring competitions and training.

Jewellery

All jewellery must be removed or covered in training and competition with the exception of plain band rings without sharp edges.

Head covering

The only permitted head coverings are those worn for religious reasons.  These are permitted both in training and competition.

Protective Equipment

All students are expected to purchase their own sets of arm and shin guards once they have been training with the club 6 months, have reach yellow belt or wish to take part in the sport competition training.  All students competing outside of club competitions must purchase their own full set of sparing equipment.

Footwear

All training is strictly conducted in bare feet, students will not be permitted to train in footwear including martial arts shoes.

Beginners

Beginners are very welcome to start just wearing normal loose clothing.  A t-shirt and leggings/tracksuit bottoms is ideal.  It will normally be expected that a dobok is bought after approximately a month of training and certainly before the first grading.

Transfers from non-WT clubs

Students transferring from other clubs are welcome to wear their old uniform/gi/dobok with a white belt until their first grading with the club.

The following documents are the official Policies and Producedure for Bluewave Korean Martial Arts.  They supplement the Policies and Procedures of British Taekwondo.  These documents are reviewed on an annual basis and updated version are available online for download.   All members are strongly recommended to read the relevant policy.  If you have any comments or questions please contact one of the instructors.

General Policies

Code of Conduct

Code for Parents and Carers

Disciplinary and Complaints Procedure

Anti-Bullying Policy

Bursary Scheme

Educational Bursary Scheme

Competition Policy

Equity Policy Statement

Guidelines for Instructors

Guidelines for Dealing with a Leftover Child

Guidelines for Dealing with an Accident

Guidelines for Dealing with an Incident

The club provides high quality training with experienced instructors in one of the best dedicated Korean Martial Arts facilities in the South of England.  We aim to do this at the same time as keeping our fees fair and affordable, the current fees for Taekwondo are shown below.  The monthly fee covers your Taekwondo class(es) but also gives you access to our specialised competition training in Sport Taekwondo and Poomsae.

Training fees are paid by monthly standing order.

Monthly Training Fee
1 Class per Week

Monthly Training Fee
Unlimited Classes per Week

4 - 6 Year Olds

£22.00

£33.00

Juniors (under 12 years)

£22.00

£33.00

Adults

£27.00

£38.00

Taekwondo is an excellent family actitivity and to encourage more participation from families we offer discounts to help with the costs.   For the second member of the same family training there is a £5 discount on the monthly fee for one class per week and for unlimited classes there is a £10 discount.  For the 3rd and subsequent member of the family training we offer a 50% discount on fees.

The training fee includes annual membership of British Taekwondo and student-to-student insurance.  The club does not charge a separate membership fee.  Our fee structure is calculated on the basis of 48 weeks of training per year as typically the club takes a short break during the summer and over the Christmas/New Year period.

If you are only in the area for a short time please contact us to discuss training fees.  We can provide flexible arrangements for your time in the Basingstoke area.  For members of the club who are now at university studying away from home we have a scheme available for you to continue your training with us, for more details please click here.

Monday

6.00 - 7.00pm

Juniors Ages 7 - 12

7.30 - 9.00pm

Adults + Juniors (Ages 12+)

Wednesday  

6.00 - 7.00pm

Juniors Ages 7 - 12

7.00 - 8.00pm

Ages 7 - 14, Green Belt and Above ONLY

Thursday

7.30 - 9.00pm

Adults + Juniors (Ages 12+)

Friday

5.30 - 6.15pm

KickStars (Ages 4 - 6) Multi-skills / Introduction to Taekwondo

6.30 - 7.30pm

Juniors (Ages 7 - 12)

7.45 - 9.15pm

Adults + Juniors (Ages 12+)

Saturday

9.30 - 10.15am

KickStars (Ages 4 - 6) Multi-skills / Introduction to Taekwondo

10.30 - 11.30am

Juniors (Ages 7 - 12)

12.00 - 2.00pm

Monthly Specialist Poomsae or Sparring Training - check calendar for details

Sunday

5.00 - 6.00pm

Family / All Ages 7+

If a class is marked as full please contact us about alternatives or to be placed on the waiting list. 

Classes run throughout the year, we do not close for school holidays.  However classes do not run on Bank Holidays and generally we will take a one week break during the summer and a two week break over Christmas and the New Year.

Upcoming Events

19 Apr
Monday Junior Class (7-12)
19 Apr 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Junior class open to ages 7-12.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

19 Apr
Monday Teen & Adult Class (12+)
19 Apr 2021 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

General Teen and Adult class open to ages 12+.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

19 Apr
22 Apr
Thursday Junior Class (7-12)
22 Apr 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Junior class open to ages 7-12.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

22 Apr
Thursday Teen & Adult Class (12+)
22 Apr 2021 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

General Teen and Adult class open to ages 12+.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

Site last updated: 11th April 2021 -  Class schedule update for 12th April reopening.


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