Coventry & Warwickshire 
Tang Soo Do Association

INDY BENING

About

My paternal family has a history with martial arts so I have always wanted to continue this tradition. In September 2001, I returned to year 5 at school and my father encouraged me to join a martial arts group. When picking the World Tang Soo Do Association there was no selection process I just simply picked the one that was running successfully at my school. After choosing the association I investigated other nearby martial arts group and was glad that my initial choice was right for me.

After three years of hard training I obtained my Black Belt 1st Dan in 2004, followed by my 2nd Dan in 2007 and finally my 3rd Dan in 2011. September 2011 marks a decade that I have been with the association, so my contribution to both association and instructor has tried to match the length of time that I have been with Tang Soo Do.

Teaching is a great contribution as unfortunately even though all students would appreciate it; there is only one instructor to match a number of students. Therefore, assisting your instructor enables you to begin your teaching career as eventually every student will need to give back. Other contributions have been general administration work, participating with numerous fundraising and charity events and also helping organise tournaments.

At red belt grade I began to enter the tournaments held by the association, and have entered numerous regional, national and European championships. My achievements are European Adult Male Dan Champion 2015 and World Adult Male Dan Champion 2016.

 

For future students:

In most martial arts there will be students with a great attitude and other students who have great technique. However, one without the other cannot make you a martial artist; Tang Soo Do is not an association just for those students who can become extremely flexible. Yes, a martial artist must practice their stretching, techniques and discipline their movements; but your attitude is equally as important. This should consist of loyalty, respect, discipline and obedience to your instructor, peers and their club. Thus which ever Tang Soo Do club any potential student chooses to attend, they should start their Tang Soo Do career with both great attitude and endeavour to perfect their technique which will result in a better complete martial artist.
 

 Class Timetable:

Monday

Tiny Tiger Class 6pm-7pm

Advanced Class 7pm - 8:30pm

Banbury Suite, Ryton Sports Connexion,Leamington Road,Ryton-On-Dunsmore, CV8 3FL

Tuesday

7pm - 8:30pm

Tile Hill Wood School, Nutbrook Avenue,Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 9PW

 

Thursday

Beginners 6pm-7pm

Advanced Class 7pm - 8:30pm

Banbury Suite, Ryton Sports Connexion,Leamington Road,Ryton-On-Dunsmore, CV8 3FL

 

In the Press:

Indy Bening – Crowned World Champion