Testimonials Page

"...TKDSOE sets the bench mark for many Instructors like myself..."

"TKDSOE / RPMAA is one of the leading Tae Kwon Do and Martial Arts Independent associations in Europe. Through outstanding service to the community, professional and quality instructors and a genuine approach to each and every students growth through quality instruction, the TKDSOE sets the bench mark for many Instructors like myself. I highly recommend the schools of the TKDSOE as one of the UK's leading family centre's of martial art excellence"

Zara 'Lady Dragon' Phythian
Actress :: World Champion :: Martial Arts Celebrity


"...Four years on I am still enjoying it as much as the day I started..."

Starting martial arts has been one of the most rewarding things I've ever done! I had a six year period where I did no exercise and I decided I needed to do something to get fit. I'd always wanted to do a martial art, but at 30 I thought I was past it! I was asked to come along to a class at TKDSOE 'just to see' what it was like... Four years on I am still enjoying it as much as the day I started. I would recommend RPMAA to anyone, any shape, any size. It amazed me how just about anyone can do it - my perception was 'only fit people can do that!'. And it's so much more than just fitness!

The motivation received from all the instructors is a massive plus! I have tried various other activities for fitness but I always got bored. The instructors keep everyone motivated, all of the time. I would wholeheartedly recommend this club to anyone who is contemplating getting fit, wants to start a martial art or even just to build self confidence! Thank you TKDSOE / RPMAA!

Daniel Barnes
2nd Dan Black Belt


"...The great thing with TKD is that it is like having a personal trainer..."

"I started Tae Kwon Do (TKD) in January 2009 after a period of 3 years where I hadn't done any exercise. Pervious to that I had been fairly fit training in the gym and swimming, however, with a growing family and increase in work, the gym and swimming took a back seat.

Initially I found the hour training tiring but great fun, but after a couple of weeks I could really feel the heath benefits. The great thing with TKD is that it is like having a personal trainer who is always pushing you beyond what you think you can do. I really saw the proof of this when I went out for a run after missing a class and managed an easy 6 miles. This was purely down to the 1 hour classes I take 2-3 times a week! I would recommend TKD to anyone who wants to improve their fitness levels."

Martin Page
1st Degree Black Belt


"...They were so helpful and welcoming with him and even when he lost confidence in himself..."

My 5 year old son lacked confidence and was starting to withdraw from school as a consequence. He was becoming more and more frustrated and unfortunately at times this resulted in aggression. Desperate to help him gain confidence and have better control over his emotions I contacted RPMAA.They were so helpful and welcoming with him and even when he lost confidence in himself they were there to guide him so patiently that 18 months on he is training twice a week with a personal goal of becoming a black belt by the age of 9.

I strongly believe that not only will he reach his goal (having just received his blue stripe) but he will continue to thrive in such a supportive, caring environment and he is making friends along the way - couldn't ask for anything better. He is so much more confident, almost 'chatty' at times, eager to please and determined. I can't thank RPMAA enough!His 4 year old sister now trains with him twice a week and watching him teach her at home is a joy to see.

Clare Morris
Parent


"...If you are looking for your child to take up Taekwondo / self defence then this is the club to join..."

I am the proud parent of two students that attend the Bewdley/ Kidderminster schools of Taekwondo. Their instructor is Mr Russell Perks and is supported by several assistant instructors. Mr Perks and his team are all fully committed and encourage the children at all times, the instructors have a very child friendly approach and this encourages the kids to flourish and ultimately results in successful gradings and progression in the skills of Taekwondo. My children have been attending Taekwondo from the age of four / five and I am extremely proud to say that they are both now 3rd dan black belts. The journey towards this achievement has been exciting, fun and hard work.

The friendships that have been formed along the way have resulted in some very fun times and social events that are organised by Mr Perks are always a big favourite with the kids. They have the opportunity to attend annual summer pool parties, the Halloween party is a must and the kids are awarded prizes for their efforts at the fancy dress a firework display finishes the event well and is enjoyed by parents and children.During the year there are several other workshops running and the children always have the opportunity to participate, the workshops cover topics such as grappling, self defence, sparring and the safe use of various weapons. It has become a regular event for a fight night to be organised twice yearly and this builds confidence encouraging the children to use the skills they learn in class.

I would highly recommend Mr Perks and his team they are full of energy and drive, their commitment is always 100% and the look on the kids faces and the enjoyment that they get from their classes is proof enough that it is a successful club that achieves the desired results, all children are treated equals and with respect, Taekwondo teaches respect and discipline and this is a good discipline for the children and they respond well to it. I will end there but if you are looking for your child to take up Taekwondo / self defence then this is the club to join I can assure you it will be the right choice.

Sarah Thomas and Ian Thomas
Mum and Dad of Fletcher and Millie.


"His passion shines through and is reflected in those who learn from him"

Thank you sir for accepting Stephen and I as your students. Whatever grade you might be in whatever Martial art it's always good to go and be a student again. I never want to stop learning. I feel that in my 20 years of Martial arts I have learned the most since gaining my Ju-Jitsu 4th dan in Jan 2011. Its true what they say a black belt is where you start learning. A huge chunk of my learning has been recently at RPMAA. Master Russell Perks is a skilled and experienced martial artist. His passion shines through and is reflected in those who learn from him.

All RPMAA instructors are talented, patient and friendly without ego which fosters a positive learning environment. All the RPMAA students are hardworking, polite and friendly people who welcomed us into the family from day one. What else can I say other than we wish we had met you years ago sir!!

Laura & Stephen Peil
4th & 5th Degree Ju-Jitsu Black Belts