To create a club environment dedicated to the art-form and our students where we focus our efforts exclusively on what we are passionate about
We strive to exceed the expectations of our students every time we interact with them so that we earn their trust loyalty and respect
To continuously improve the quality and value of the teachings we provide
We will constantly empower our students to do their best, enabling them to achieve their full potential
The students (including the blackbelts) are the art-forms greatest assets and we will invest in them passionately, as every individual is important to the artform regardless of age or grade
We will be unrelenting in the pursuit of excellence and personal development
We will embrace new ideas and concepts and learn from our mistakes
Always pursuing our ambition to be the best we can be is a never ending process, because "Good Enough" never is!
"Setting high standards and not always achieving them, is not the crime - the crime is not trying in the first place"
Basic techniques provide a number of functions to the student. They give the student experience of the full range of human motion in a controlled way, allowing the student to explore what their body can do. They also provide the fundamental techniques needed for freestyle, perform kedh or break inanimate objects such as boards or bricks.
The word KEDH means 'to play, to perform'. In the Art of TETSUDO the KEDH's can be likened to Karate "Kata" or Kung-Fu "Forms". Kedh consist of a long combination of movements and techniques performed against imaginary attackers. Though the purpose of Kedh lies for beyond just training various formats of basic techniques, Kedth exercises a practitioner on a variety of levels, being physical, mental and emotional
The art of Tetsudo has incorporated into it's teachings one fo the basic cornerstones of response and stimulus, this is taught as freestyle. Compromise freestyle is where the stimulus and response is with a partner rather than an imaginary opponent. The movement is light and controlled in an attempt to open up a student to practice his/her basic techniques in a free flowing and non-restrictive manner.
In Tetsudo we create a safe environment for learning, where every child is treated as an individual, feels valued and empowered. We take the principles and philosophy of Tetsudo and with its techniques combine them with positive reinforcement to firstly encourage and develop self-discipline, which in turn creates a respect for others and themselves, building confidence and a feeling of self-worth and high self-esteem.
Breaking is only performed occasionally in a class, and is done so under strict supervision by an instructor. Students are taught how to condition and prepare for strikes properly. The most important thing about breaking is not necessarily the object breaking but the student is not injured from it! Breaking is safe when proper training and preparation has been done before hand
Self-defence is not the purpose of Tetsudo, but in following the Tetsudo training, once you reach a certain point in your development, you will be able to have sufficient self control to take the appropriate action to survive any threat.