Welcome from Master Dean Gibbs


Dear Students / Parents

Firstly I’d like to welcome you to Chung Yong Taekwondo Academy (CYTA) and wish you a productive and enjoyable time training with us.

I have been training in Taekwondo since I was very young and have a lifetime of things thank my instructors and my fellow students for. Taekwondo has taught me a lot and has definitely helped shape the person I am today. It has also helped to keep me fit and healthy.

I have trained as a child, junior and adult, as well as during all the life changing events that come with growing up such as exams, joining the working world and starting a family of my own. Because of this I am well aware of how busy life can be when trying to find time to train and I understand the different pressures we face at all ages.

I hope that, as it was for me, the time you spend training with us will be a place away from stress and somewhere you can find a wide variety of people to get to know and learn from.

The students of CYTA come in all shapes, ages and fitness levels but what we do have in common is a desire to train hard with a positive attitude. I have always been very proud of how welcoming our students are to newcomers and I’m sure you will feel very much a part of our club in no time.

I’ll be honest with you right from the start and say that this is not the easiest club to gain a black belt in as the standard expected is high and to make it you will need to put in a lot of effort. However, do not let this put you off; if you are up for the training, we will work hard to help you develop and reach your potential no matter what level you are starting from.

What I can promise you is that the grades and certificates you gain in CYTA will be something to be proud of, but more importantly these will be backed up by the new skills, knowledge and the experience that matches those grades.

There are many opportunities open to you in the Taekwondo world and whatever your personal reasons for starting training, you may be surprised where you end up!

If you have any questions during your time with us please always feel free to talk to me or your fellow students… and when things get tough, remember our very simple motto:

Just keep kicking!

Good luck achieving your goals.

Yours in Taekwondo

Master Dean Gibbs

Chung Yong Taekwondo