East York Taekwondo

The Vision for Train Taekwondo is to continually offer a Family based and friendly training environment where anybody form any background can enjoy the art of Taekwondo.

As Students develop their skills, not only will they see the benefits physically, Train Taekwondo instructors will ensure they develop mentally by instilling the core values of courtesy, patience, respect, self-control, integrity, perseverance and indomitable spirit.

All Students at Train Taekwondo schools are treated as individuals; Taekwondo is not a “Team Sport” so students’ progress at their own speed. Our Instructors are on hand to coach, mentor and assist, ensuring all students get the most from their training.


Gavin Cook - Chief Instructor / Director



 Diane Hammill5 star

My son and I have been student’s at Train Taekwondo Schools for two years and as a single mum of three I often struggle to get to class but the feeling once there and the feeling afterwards far outweighs the little effort to attend, it is always worth it. 

Each lesson we get to do a gentle warm up then practice the tae kwon do attack and defensive moves we have learned and build on this a little more.  I feel more confident to protect myself physically. 

There have been two cases in the media this year where t.k students, one a young man and one a 14 year old girl in separate incidents fought off attackers.  I look forward to being able to do more in the future, I am 42 but definitely want to get to black belt level and I believe it is achievable under Gavin’s instruction. 

 I am a teacher so can spot good teaching and Gavin helps his students progress through their levels with just the right balance of firmness and fun in his teaching.  The children really respect him, his teaching is clear, concise and consistent and I have seen both children and adults move upwards in the club and develop a genuine love of the sport even surpassing their own expectations of themselves through competing and winning medals (competing is optional).

 My own son feels that although he is now busy studying for his GCSE’s  going to tae kwon do is something he wants to keep up as it gives him confidence to protect himself more in the street or schoolyard and will also help him start the career of his choice (army) both by showing dedication and commitment and in his increased physical capabilities.


Michelle Lonsdale5 star

East Yorks TAGB is a fantastic club who are very friendly and welcome new pupils of every age. Gavin is an excellent instructor who motivates and supports every pupil. My son joined the club just over a year ago and is already working towards his 3rd belt. We're really proud of his dedication and willingness to attend class every week, which is also credit to Gavin. I can't recommend this sport and East Yorks TAGB enough. Children in particular learn fantastic life skills such as honesty and respect, as well as staying fit and having fun !


Rachael Cummins5 star  

Cannot thank Gavin enough. He is patient and fantastic with the children. There are so many clubs that state they are a family orientated club but Train Taekwondo actually are they have been very accommodating. Gavin has welcomed all five of my children into his club ages ranging from 8-3yrs, girls and boys. Thank you very much x



Clair Cawthraw reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star

I cannot recommend these classes enough. My son loves attending. Gavin is a fab instructor, very patient and has great interaction with the children.
Many Thanks



Debbie Nanson reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star

My daughter attends classes and absolutely loves it, she's definately 'got the bug' and that in no small part is down to Gavin who is an excellent instructor. Can't recommend it enough.


Steve Cook reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star

Took my 2 boys (5 and 7 years old) along for our free trial session on Sunday. Absolutely fantastic!! Excellent coach who involved us all and recognised we were complete beginners. Also other members were really friendly.
All three of us are going to start doing the grades together!! Bring on next Sunday!


Sharon Louise Clark-sawer reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star


Gavin is an excellent instructor and makes each and every lesson enjoyable ...Ruby started off one lesson a week and loves it she now tries to attend three times aweek aswell as sparing and now puts pony riding as a second activity


Sarah Roberts reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star

It's the only activity my son has shown interest in. He has been attending for 21 months. He now attends a different classes and enjoys it. He has grown in confidence and eats,sleeps taekwondo. Gavin runs his classes in a non pressure fun session which allows the children/adults to develop at there own pace. fabulous group to be part of


Steve Green reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star

My boys started in Mr Cooks class and I was sat watching each week, I loved the class and the teaching. Mr Cook is incredibly patient with the younger ones but at the same time very motivational and knowledgable. After a few months I started as a student myself and am now taking the journey with my children. Love every minute of it. There is so much to take away from the teaching, not just how to kick and punch. Couldn't recommend it enough.


Paul Rossi reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star

With obvious concern for our child, aged 5, choosing the right club was extremely important and even more important was choosing the right instructor(s). We have now been with Gavin (Mr Cook) of Beverley Taekwondo for well over a year, and by ‘we’ I mean the whole family, my son, now closing on 7, my wife, won’t say, and myself aged 60! Yes.. you did read that last bit right. Absolutely loving it. Great instruction, amazing patience and fun, especially with ‘our’ kids, and at times, the older amongst us! I have also met some great people and made some amazing friends. If you want a martial arts club for your children, and don’t forget yourselves. You will find no better.


Jacqueline Shan reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star


An absolutely excellent class with Mr Cook being such a fantastic teacher !! His patience and care is what makes the absolute difference to our kids 8,5 &4 . Can't recommend train Taekwondo and Mr Cook more highly!!


Kate Foster reviewed Train Taekwondo Schools5 star

My son loves going to this class and has grown in confidence. Mr Cook is a great teacher being very patient and motivational.