Fortitude offer new virtual Taekwondo lessons

Date published: 20 April 2020

With the Coronavirus-related lockdown extended for at least a further three weeks, Fortitude Taekwondo in Oldham has created a series of virtual classes.

Members have been able to train online since March 30 and already have access to a wide range of online training materials.

However, as of today, Fortitude is launching a brand new class specifically for beginners.

“It can be daunting to take that first step into the Taekwondo training hall," said Chris Moat, IV Degree Black Belt at the Fortitidue Taekwondo Academy.

"One of the great advantages of online training is that you don’t need to leave your living room to get started.

"We hope online training will make getting started easier than ever and once you have that initial confidence, the step into the training hall should be so much easier.”

The beginners classes are going to run every Monday for an initial four week period.

During this time new students can access all of the training materials required to reach their first grading, and attend weekly classes via Zoom.

There’s no charge for the beginner classes, so it’s an easy way to get started and see if you like it.

Furthermore, you can train as a whole family in your living room.

Chris added: “We wanted to remove the obstacles for people to be able to start their Taekwondo journey, so we feel that making classes available both online and without charge is a great way to encourage people to give it a try.

“Once you get started in Taekwondo you can see confidence grow rapidly.

"We follow a well structured syllabus which helps develop skills at an achievable pace, and then rewards students with grade progression.

"This combination helps develop self confidence in people as their skills develop”

Fortitude Taekwondo has been operating in the Oldham area for a number of years.

Chris Moat has been training and teaching in Taekwondo for 15 years.

Classes are delivered by Zoom currently, but normally at Oasis Academy and at Damian Gilders Fitness studio.

Fortitude regularly work with local schools providing introductory sessions without charge.

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