Lloyd school of Taekwondo, run classes in various spaces such as village halls and leisure centres in Mansfield and surrounding areas. Due to the prolonged closure of these types of venues they have been heavily affected by the pandemic as the students have not been able to train. Lloyd School have moved their classes online but the students feel that it’s just not the same.
9-year-old Betsy Blackwell commented “What I’ve missed the most is the sparring. It is a contact sport so hasn’t been the same working alone, no pad work. I prefer to be in a class. It’s just not the same training online as it is face to face. The guidance and feedback aren’t the same online. I would like to achieve in Taekwondo, improved ranking, increased fitness and to be able to compete on an international level”