Cobourg Tae Kwon Do has been serving Northumberland County since the early 1990′s. Since that time, Cobourg Tae Kwon Do has given back to the community through various tournaments, charity fundraisers, self defense seminars for women, demonstrations, and through teaching our students how to be leading role models in our community.
Our Taekwondo/Martial Arts academy is an educational institute geared towards the development of a strong mind, body, and spirit set in a family oriented environment. Our academy is just not for sport and self defense, it also enhances personal growth and self accomplishments backed up by teaching traditional values. We teach our students the five tenets of Taekwondo which are; Courtesy, Loyalty, Integrity, Perseverance, and Self Control in order to bring out the best in them. Become a Champion of Life!
Master Jonathan Field took over Cobourg Tae Kwon Do on May 1, 2003. Since that time our academy has won the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 People’s Choice Award, the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008,2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 Reader’s Choice Award. The only martial arts school in Northumberland County to be a 19 time winner of these awards. Cobourg Tae Kwon Do has also puts on an annual charity demonstration to help raise money for the Kids Help Phone, and has raised money for various other charities. Our instructors have also put on several self defense seminars for women only, and ladies groups.
We regularly visit local elementary schools and high schools to talk about Taekwondo, self defense, and about personal growth. Cobourg Tae Kwon Do’s students and instructors have brought home a collection of trophies and medals from various levels of competition since Master Jonathan Field acquired the academy.
Our dojang (training hall) consist of over 2145 square feet of space, 2 washrooms, a kitchenette, waiting room, waiting area, training area, and the administrative office. The floors are covered with protective rubber matting just like the mats used at the Olympics.
Some of our equipment we use for our training include; body shields, kicking paddles, hand targets, coaching mitts, boxing gloves, chest protectors, helmets, x-ray films, light dumbbells, freestanding heavy bags, balance beam, hand rail, blockers, crash mats, rubber guns, wooden knives, bo staffs, nunchakus, kamas, and various other pieces of equipment. Our equipment provides our students a fresh and exciting way to train in a safe environment. No two classes are the same.
“I started in the fall because I wanted to lose weight and try something new and challenging. I like the variety of exercises that we do and how it always pushes me. I have lost 15 pounds and now I can do 30 standing push ups where as before I could only do 4!! People who want a challenge, make new friends and have fun should join!” Naomi
“I started tae kwon do at the age of 3 because my mom thought it would be good for my confidence and it would be a good workout. I love doing high kicks on the black bag and I also like learning about self defense. Tae kwon do as given me lost of self esteem. In my 8th year in tae kwon do I made it to 2nd degree black belt and also had a chance to compete in a world wide championship in Florida. I think people should join because they can learn to defend themselves and others and help with their discipline and/or self esteem and confidence.” Ismael