I joined North East Tang Soo Do Academy back in April 2013. Before joining the academy I didn't have much confidence. I have now been a member of the academy approaching four years and I feel I have become a lot more confident with myself and around others. I also feel a lot fitter and stronger both mentally and physically than I did before joining the academy.
Master Featherstone and his Dan grades give you the drive to push yourself that extra mile in every aspect of your Tang Soo Do training. I thoroughly enjoy being a member of this great academy, and I look forward to rest of my training on my own personal Tang Soo Do journey to Dan grade and beyond! I have also met good people with my fellow members during my time at the North East Tang Soo Do Academy. I feel joining the academy is one of the best decisions I have ever made, and since joining I have never looked back!
Steve Manes (1st Gup)
My son Charlie first joined Little Tigers last summer when he was 4. He has been attending approx 5 months. The Academy is second to none and all instructors are an asset to the school and very professional. Sir is excellent with the children and has taught Charlie many life skills. Since Charlie has been attending my husband and I have noticed a big difference In Charlie, he's doing well at school and such a polite and thanking child. I would highly recommend the Academy to anyone, we are looking forward to the years ahead and seeing Charlie's journey through the school.
Angela Curran (Parent)
My son is 6 and loves coming to class each week. His confidence has grown and he loves his uniform. He gets nervous for belt test and is beaming with pride each time he gets an upgraded belt.
The Instructor is very good at getting the kids to listen and show respect but he also has a great sense of humour.
Tracey Brown (Parent)
Joining NETSDA to study Tang Soo Do is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only has my strength and fitness greatly improved, but it has also helped build my self confidence. Tang Soo Do has taught me so much more than I ever realised I could learn from studying a martial art. It really has challenged and inspired me.
NETSDA is a fantastic academy with excellent instructors and a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Tang Soo Do has something to offer everyone, no matter your age or fitness level and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try something new.
Samantha Ramsay (1st Gup)
It's been nearly four years since I started training at NETSDA and to be honest it's the best decision I've ever made. Over the years I'd never really stuck at anything 100 % but taking up Tang Soo Do has changed all that.
I have never really thought about taking up any Martial Art and having just turned 49 I underestimated just how much it would change my life. I've lost weight (about 10 pairs of jeans have gone the journey) and I'm more supple and generally feel a lot fitter than before. The Academy really is a cracking place to train with good people, a safe friendly environment, great Instructors. Master Featherstone through his belief in his teaching methods, his students and his knowledge make NETSDA a brilliant place to learn. He has definitely brought out the best in me.
Neil Gallagher (1st Dan)
My daughter joined NETSDA three years ago and has never looked back. She loves it and always looks forward to going. The Academy nurtures and encourages young people to be fit, healthy but provides so much more than that. They grow as young people and learn key life skills such as resilience, respect and endurance.
Master Featherstone runs an outstanding Academy which my daughter is very proud to be a part of.
Sally Robinson (Parent)
Ever since I joined NETSDA it’s been a place where I have been able to go to escape, enjoy myself and it makes me feel good inside.
Everyone in the Academy is so helpful, kind and inspires me to keep going and do as well as I can to reach my full potential. Yes it’s hard but it’s always worth it. Tang Soo!
Ella Robinson (1st Gup)
My son started Tang Soo Do 9 years ago at age of 6, I began my lessons a year later training as a family. We are both now Dan grades of the Academy and still totally loving our training. It's hard work and lots to learn but you never get bored every lesson brings something new and different to experience.
So if your child is wanting to try something new that is fun but also an art that will give them discipline respect and help them through their schooling by giving them the ability to concentrate then I would 100% recommend Tang Soo Do.It's helped me and my son to have a close bond and something that we always have to talk about.
Julie Healey (2nd Dan)
Just a quick note to thank everyone involved in NETSDA for helping my son Harry. He has been with you from a little tiger and is now working his way towards his next Tang Soo belt in the Family class. Since he started he has never been so physically fit. His concentration and confidence has grown.
Harry’s school have noticed too his teacher is very pleased with him. This Christmas she sent him a note through the post, praising him for his behaviour in class and the good standard of his work. Thanks to everyone in the Academy for helping him achieve that. Harry's response about the note was quite modest, he said, I hope we learn our new form on Thursday.
Martin Boyce (Parent)
My 10 year old son Jay started at the academy almost 2 years ago now. He was a very shy and timid boy and although he is still of a quiet nature his confidence has improved significantly since starting his Tang Soo Do journey.
He has made some new friends and he enjoys going to class very much. The academy teaches a life skill that is second to none. I would recommend it to anyone for fitness, confidence and discipline.