If you are doing a Duke of Edinburgh Award then Taekwon-Do is the ideal activity for the Physical Section of the award. Taekwon-Do will help you develop:

You will be amazed at your progress regardless of whether you are following the Bronze, Silver or Gold award. You will need to discuss your plans with your DofE Leader. You can then either contact West Oxford Taekwon-Do Club yourself or ask your DofE leader to do it for you.

We will help by keeping training records that will log your progress and you will also need to keep your own records. You can download a copy of the club's individual training record here.

Once you have completed the Physical Section, you will need to provide us with your DoE ID and an Instructor from West Oxford Taekwon-Do club will complete the assessors record via the DoE website.

If you already have Taekwon-Do skills you may wish to complete the Volunteering section with us. Again, please discuss your ideas with your DofE Leader or get in touch with the club.

The table below is from the DoE website and shows the time scales needed for each of the three areas: Physical, Volunteering and Skills. You can see the West Oxford Taekwon-Do club entry in the physical opportunites section of the national Duke of Edinburgh Award site here and the Oxfordshire Duke of Edinburgh Award site here.

Level Minimum time Notes
Bronze 3 or 6 months You must do one of your Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Silver 3, 6 or 12 months Either your Physical or Skills section must be done for 6 months, the other for 3.  If you haven't achieved your Bronze Award you must extend either your Volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Gold 6,12 or 18 months Either your Physical or Skills section must be done for 12 months, the other for 6.  If you haven't achieved your Silver Award you must extend either your Volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.

Useful Links:

West Oxford Taekwon-Do Club on the National Duke of Edinburgh website

West Oxford Taekwon-Do Club on the Oxfordshire Duke of Edinburgh website

Duke of Edinburgh website Martial Arts section

Physical guidines from the DoE website.

West Oxford Taekown-Do Club individual training record