High Success Rates & Nurturing Instruction
DEDEN TaeKwon-Do was formed by Darren Eden in 2013 and has clubs in Bolton and North Manchester. We train and grade as part of the Trident Taekwon-Do Academy, which was established in 1999 by Mr James Miley (6th Degree Black Belt).
As a group, Trident Taekwon-Do has well over 500 students training throughout numerous clubs in and around the Northwest. We have a very good retention rate and have produced many excellent black belt students.
We try very hard to teach perseverance in the classes and to instill the discipline to carry on no matter how hard it seems at times.
We, as a group, are part of the T-UK (Taekwon-Do UK) association with many clubs throughout the UK and we are also a member of the ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) which in turn links us to the rest of the world. The president of our T-UK (Taekwon-Do UK) organisation is Master John Archer (7th Degree Black Belt) and our Vice-President is Master Ian Ridley (7th Degree Black Belt).
At DEDEN TaeKwon-Do we like to encourage students to attend competitions, many of which have entered British, European and World Championships as well as attending ITF England and even Olympic trials. My daughter and assistant Instructor, Miss Lorna Eden (2nd Degree) being one of the students fortunate enough to attend trials for the Rio 2016 Olympic squad back in 2013. Miss Eden has also won many English, Scottish and British titles as well as being a former World Open Champion.
Many of the Trident Taekwon-Do students have done well over the years and we produced our ﬁrst World Medalists in 2004 over in Korea, when 3 of our students won Bronze (Individual Sparring), Silver (Individual Sparring) and Gold (Team Sparring). In 2006 at the ITF European Championships in Germany one of our students won triple Gold medals. In 2012 at the ITF European Championships two of our junior students won medals, one a Gold (Patterns) and the other a Bronze (Individual Sparring). In 2013 & 2014 the same student who won Gold in 2012, won the ITF European and World Championship Gold in Patterns again. In 2016 two of our students won Gold in Patterns at the ITF World Cup in Budapest. As you can see there are plenty of opportunities to achieve great things training with us and I'm sure you would thoroughly enjoy your Taekwon-Do experience should you choose to join us.
What Is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do is the Korean Art of Self Defence and literally means :
"Tae" - Striking with the foot, "Kwon" - Striking with the hand and "Do" - the Art or Way.
Taekwon-Do is a spectacular and fun martial art.
Developed from Karate and the ancient Korean martial arts, it has a sports style sparring system similar to that of kickboxing and it has an emphasis on dynamic foot and hand techniques, It’s a perfect way to improve your fitness and confidence.
Our Taekwon-Do classes are aimed towards a fun and effective self defence style martial art, suitable for all ages and abilities.