Tae Kwon-Do club’s 20-year milestone

Carre's headteacher Nick Law and Jill Pearce. EMN-150126-101646001
Carre's headteacher Nick Law and Jill Pearce. EMN-150126-101646001

Sleaford Tae Kwon-Do club is celebrating their 20th anniversary based at Carre’s Grammar School, after setting up in January 1995 under local martial arts instructor Jill Pearce.

Jill is a sixth degree black-belt, certified by the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain.

The club can boast world, European, national and county champions in the ranks throughout the past years, although the competitive side is optional and all members are equally valued.

“One of the keys to our success has been the fantastic support we’ve received over the years from all the staff at Carre’s Grammar School,” said Jill. “Running a successful club requires a lot of forward planning and we wouldn’t have been able to thrive without the assistance and support from the school. We are able to hold classes ongoing throughout the year and now the school are running Northgate sports hall, for the community in the evenings and at weekends, we are able to extend our timetable and offer extra classes in a state of the art, purpose built venue.”

Headteacher Nick Law said: “Carre’s Grammar School is very happy to have supported this community group over the last 20 years, and hopes to be able to support it for many years to come.”

The club is holding a celebratory promotion for anyone joining a class in the next month. The first four lessons cost £3 a session, and can simply be used as a way of getting or staying fit.

Classes are offered every Tuesday and Thursday. The first schedule at 5.30pm is an introductory junior only class, attracting boys and girls from four years. The second schedule at 7pm is for older children and adults and is popular with families. Contact 01476 570616 or e-mail: info@tkdclubs.com