For the senior classes Korean Karate, Martial Arts and Self Defence

Welcome to Great Barr Taekwondo School of Excellence, whether you are an instructor or student it is our hope that all of your goals are achieved while training with us. We train in Chang Hon style Taekwondo. Great Barr Taekwondo School of Excellence was founded in 1999 by Master John Beck 7th Degree Black belt.
Master Beck has been graded for his various Black belts by Grand Master He Il Cho 9th Degree Black belt Founder and President of Action International Martial Arts, Grand Master Willie Lim 9th Degree Black belt and President of Independent Martial Arts Europe, Grand Master Paul Liversage 9th Degree Black belt Chairman of International Taekwondo Council and Master Kevin Summers 8th Degree Black belt, Founder and Technical Director of Independent Martial Arts. Great Barr Taekwondo School of Excellence are members of the National Governing Body International Taekwondo Council and the National Governing Body Taekwondo Council United Kingdom. There is no interference from anyone and no demands made of us, we are left to follow our path of the original Taekwondo syllabus to the best of our abilities.
All our instructors are NGB certified and have NGB First Aid qualifications are fully insured and certified NGB  DBS police checked. We have in place a Health & Safety Policy and also a Child Protection Policy which we are very strict on. These policies are available to read at every lesson from Master Beck.
We are a family orientated club which caters for all grades: from the complete novice to the experienced, from the young to the not so young, and the fit and not so fit. We also have a LITTLE TIGERS CLUB (first 2 lessons are FREE) where the very little ones aged from 5 yrs upwards can come along and train and have fun. Our aim is to provide  every individual with the tools and support to further their physical and mental development. We have regular certified gradings. We hold Seminars, Competitions and various courses including First Aid and Instructors all of which are voluntary.
The most important thing to remember is that you are training to be the best that you can be for yourself and not to compare yourself to others, so come along and have fun while learning to defend yourself, build your confidence and fitness, meet new friends. There is no pressure on you to do things, you train at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere but get the same results. Why not come along, take a look and have a chat with Master Beck or even join in and take advantage of the 2 FREE LESSONS without obligation? You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
Team Great Barr at the GTI National Championships 2015


We hope you can find everything you need. Great Barr Taekwondo School of Excellence is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.


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Mr Beck training with Grand Master Joon Poo Choi


With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you will be happy  training with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions feel free to contact us, by viewing our contact page here.

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To get involved, or if you have a question or query please do get in touch with us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!

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training sessions

days and times 
Tuesday: 5.15pm - 6.00pm Little TIGERS, 
Tuesday: 6.30pm - 8.00pm All grades
Thursday: 5.15pm - 6.00pm Little TIGERS, 
Thursday: 6.30pm - 8.00pm All grades, 



07929 723 732
Old Oscott Community Centre
277, Birdbrook Road
Great Barr
B44 9TY


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