City West TKD is a community sports club specializing in the Korean martial art, Taekwondo. With its full-time Centre conveniently located at 8 Costas Drive Hoppers Crossing and part-time facilities based in Wyndhamvale and Point Cook, City West TKD continues to set the highest standard of martial arts in Melbourne and Country Victoria's western region.
Our teaching staff are qualified Senior Blackbelt Instructors, all with first aid training and national coaching accreditation. Our school offers many training programs, including age specific classes for our young Mini-Stars (5yrs-7yrs); Juniors (8yrs-13yrs) and Seniors (14yrs & over), as well as separate classes for Beginners.
Outlined below is a brief outline of our joining process. It is important that your experience with us is a happy and positive one. From your initial point of contact, we make you aware of:-
STEP 1 - COME AND WATCH A CLASS
Our timetable is designed to give you every opportunity to watch a class before actually starting. We offer day and night classes throughout the week. Once you have decided which class best suits you (or your family), it's simply a matter of coming down to watch that class.
If your inquiry is for a young child, it is imperative that your child come too. Most young children need to see Taekwondo first hand, to disassociate any preconceived ninja turtles type martial arts notion they might have.
Beginners are offered four intake periods each year, which coincide with the beginning of the Victorian School term.
STEP 2 - PAY A HOLDING DEPOSIT
Once you have been down to watch a class and decided that you want to join, you'll need to pay a holding deposit to secure your inclusion in the next intake. The deposit is non-refundable. Once the deposit has been received, we'll confirm your placement in the next available intake and inform you of the exact start date and time.
STEP 3 - TRIAL PERIOD
A maximum 4-week trial period is offered, enabling you the opportunity to experience the sport without upfront obligation or commitment. Your holding deposit will cover your first two lessons of the program and a casual training fee will apply from your third lesson onwards til the end of the 4-week trial.
STEP 4 - ONCE OFF MEMBERSHIP
During your first week of the beginners program, you will be handed a Student Membership Form to be completed in the event that you wish to become a registered member of City West Taekwondo. It will be explained to you that this form needs to be returned, signed by you (or a guardian) together with payment of your membership fee by the end of the 4-week trial period. Membership is a once off process at City West Taekwondo. It has no expiry term and requires no annual renewal. Student Membership is compulsory at the end of the trial period and no student will be permitted to train beyond the trial period without registered club membership.
STEP 5 - INSURANCE & REGISTRATION - "TAEKWONDO AUSTRALIA"
Taekwondo Australia is recognised as the national body for Taekwondo in Australia. As our official governing body, it requires we register and insure with them all our student members within Australia.
Taekwondo Australia provides our beginner students with temporary insurance cover for the first 4 weeks of the trial program. This temporary cover expires at the end of the no-obligation trial period. This is why student membership is compulsory at the end of the trial period, to ensure that each student has appropriate insurance cover at all times. This is a separate fee payable by you to the national body initially, when registering student club membership, and annually thereafter. The cost for registration and insurance is nominal and varies slightly from year to year. The standard period of cover is from 1st February of one year til 31st January following year. However, the date you register student club membership will determine the starting period of your Taekwondo Australia policy til 31st January following year.
A copy of the relevant Insurance Policy can be made available to you upon request at our Centre any time.
STEP 6 - WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU FIRST START
You need to wear something comfortable such as track pants and a t-shirt when you first start out. For safety reasons we recommend the removal of jewellery at all times (ie. earings, rings, necklaces etc). Also, regular shoes are not permitted on the training mats. It is preferred that students train bare foot to help condition feet and develop good foot technique.
Once you have successfully completed the trial period, you may purchase a uniform (dobok) from our Centre.
STEP 7 - TRAINING FEES
As a registered club member, you have the option to pay for training fees either casually as you go, or monthly in advance. We offer a monthly discounted rate exclusively to registered student members, giving them unlimited training access each month according to our timetable. Also, a further family discount applies for subsequent family members that join our club.
STEP 8 - MANNER CODE
In order to ensure student safety and the smooth running of the club, student and staff members of City West Taekwondo must all times adhere to and abide by the Manner Code of City West Taekwondo, otherwise they will void their term of membership and affiliation with the club.
We hope this information has been of assistance to you. If you are interested in learning some more about City West Taekwondo, you may contact us, or attend in person, where our friendly staff will be on hand, to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you.