Training Information

We have one class per week.


Both our junior and senior classes are held on Monday Nights, at

W.I Hall

Chapel Street,

Great Eccleston,

Nr Preston,





Junior Classes (4 - 12) are 18:30 – 20:30


Adult Classes (13+) are 18:30 – 20:30.


Beginners are always welcome to come and join in the lesson, and should just turn up at one of the lessons with some loose fit clothing. Or can simply come to watch to see if it is the martial art for them.


At Great Eccleston we teach the Kukkiwon style of Taekwondo and self-defence. Kukkiwon Style Taekwondo's headquarters are in Seoul, South Korea. Our general teachings and practices originate from South Korea. Our lessons include all aspects of Taekwondo, for example:


:: Improving fitness, speed, strength and flexibility.

:: Kicks, blocks and strikes
:: Patterns
:: Board breaking
:: Self-defence and knife defence
:: Sparring

Instructors of the Club

  Name and
Rank of Instructor

Grand Master
Roland Alderton

7th Dan

Chief Club Instructor

City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 in Sport, 
Coaching Teaching and Instructing Adults and Children.

First Aid Trained
DBS Checked
CP Trained
AMA Accredited Instructor

3rd Class Referee (Patterns)
2nd Class Referee (Sparring)
1st Class Referee (Sparring) BTA
Kukkiwon Registered
7th Dan - WAKO Registered

BTA - Vice Chairman
BTA - Chief Referee
AMA - Taekwondo representative
KMASoc - Korean Martial Arts Society

Gary Jackson

5th Dan

Senior Club Instructor

Club Instructor (Fully Insured)
First Aid Trained
CRB Checked
CP Trained
AMA Accredited Instructor
Kukkiwon Registered
5th Dan - WAKO Registered


John Darlington

4th Dan

Club Instructor

2nd Class - Club Instructor
3rd Class - Corner Judge & Referee - Sparring
1st Class Referee (Sparring) BTA
Kukkiwon Registered
4th Dan - WAKO Registered
Working towards - AMA Accredited Instructor
BTA - Hall of Fame Committee Member

The club is members of:-

British Taekwondo Association - (BTA)
United Federation Karate Kickboxing Association - (UFFKA)
World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)
World Association of Kickboxing Organisations - (WAKO)
Amateur Martial Arts (AMA)
Korean Martial Arts Society  (KMASOC)