Hi EDF family roomers, I just wanted to send out a plea and a big shout out to the amazing team at Walters Taekwondo, who have been hit very hard by Covid-19 and need support to rebuild their membership base.
For those of you who don't know, Walters Taekwondo is full-time dojang based in Peckham. They teach taekwondo to adults and kids and also offer fitness sessions and personal training. It's a very special, inclusive, positive club with strong values and excellent teaching. A link to the website is below if you want to take a look.
They've been hit badly by Covid, with school contracts cancelled, membership dropping dramatically and holiday camps closed etc. They have now re-opened the dojang with lots of care and thought about how to do this safely, and are also offering online classes via zoom so you can choose whether to attend in person or online. There are fitness classes too.
They've been keeping afloat with support from Sport England's emergency funds etc but to keep going they need to get their membership back up again. So if your child might be interested in taking up this sport, or you fancy trying it yourself, and you are in a position to afford to invest in sport and fitness at the moment, please do consider supporting this club. My son has been a member for years and is now the proud owner of an under-16 black belt and I've recently been doing some of the fitness sessions as an alternative to the gym (it's much better value I've found!).