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YU KANG DO is Korean for `Soft & Hard Way`. It has all the Traditional Values that a Martial Art offers and is perfect for adults and children alike, who are wanting to learn a Self-defence system to protect themselves.

Yu Kang Do was founded in 2008 by Master Paul Pears, "I wanted a Martial Art that adapts to the student, regardless of their ability and is easy for them to learn". Below is a brief description of Yu Kang Do and there is a full description in the Articles section....

Yu - [Soft], can be  likened to flowing water. Water is soft yet it can erode the strongest of rocks. Water moves in perpetual motion, unrelenting and constantly seeking a path. It rounds angular edges and conserves energy by conserving momentum, maximizing on its powerful energy.


Kang - [Hard], like rock or steel. Without a strong foundation, there is no stability, form or longevity. It also has to do with determination of will, never giving in nor yielding, but always staying focused at the task in hand.

Do - [The Way] or [Way of Life]. Martial Arts training will change the way you move and the way that you think. Anyone practicing our Martial Art, will have a more optimistic and a happier outlook on their life. There are no problems….. Only answers! You do not have to be fit or flexible, that will come with time and the right teaching and training.

We have Adults and Children (from 6 years of age) in our classes and it is where families can train together, as it is one of the few activities that the whole family can do, all at the same time. Regardless of ability, age or fitness levels, Yu Kang Do is achievable and very rewarding!

I believe the two most important things in life that a person can learn and especially children, are... Learn how to swim and learn a Martial Art! Both can save your life and are especially beneficial for your health.

-Master Paul Pears 6th Dan-

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