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The letters LCTKD stand for London Chinatown TaeKwonDo, and we keep them to reflect
our beginnings at the London Chinese Community Centre, where, in 2005, two of us
started up martial arts training sessions, which over the years grew into a martial
arts school with classes around the country, and with hundreds of students.
As the school grew, we took our martial arts beyond the teaching of Taekwondo classes,
gathered more instructors, and began to blend our past experiences in other fields
into an organisation which answered the increasing demands on us for other advice
and support. To begin with, those demands were directly related to martial arts
- fitness, relaxation, and so on; but as time went on people sought our advice on
a wider and wider range of things.
In 2008, we created a new strand, LCTKD Wellbeing, to work alongside our martial
arts arm, which still exists as London Chinatown TaeKwonDo. In doing so, we brought
the work already being done for many years by one of our instructors, in emotional
and psychological wellbeing, to a much wider audience. LCTKD Wellbeing can be found
using the “wellbeing” link in the menu at the top left of the page.
LCTKD Wellbeing and London Chinatown TaeKwonDo are both run as businesses. LCTKD
Wellbeing is a private company owned by Helen Hall, and London Chinatown TaeKwonDo
is a private company owned by Neil R. Hall. The roots on both sides are charitable,
and that suffuses all of our work. Usually, we charge for what we do. By doing
this, we are able to share our knowledge and experience with the widest number of
people possible, and the income that this provides allows us to continue to offer
our time free to a number of charities, through which we can reach many people who
simply can’t afford to pay.
Background to LCTKD
The London Chinese Community Centre, Where LCTKD was born:
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