Classes & COVID-19



We are open but please see details below.


Current Training Sessions - Updated 02/09/2020:


At present the club is able to offer in-house training at Horley FC Community Hall in Anderson Way for existing club members. If you are a new joiner please contact our admin team for information on attending current live classes.



5:30pm - 6:15pm  Family class

6:30pm - 7:15pm Senior class



5:30pm - 6:15pm  Family class

6:30pm - 7:15pm Senior class


We have complied to strict regulations with regard to current training sessions and we ask that you please comply to these requirements before training.


  • Temperature checks will be taken before you enter the training Dojang.
  • Masks are to be worn during all live sessions - unless for special medical reasons.
  • All training equipment is sanitized before and after use.
  • Social distancing to be adopted (classes will be monitored for attendance levels to enable this process).
  • At present full body contact is NOT permitted and any such contact moves will be simulated.
  • Please bring a small sanitizer with you - although such gels / sprays are available in the class.
  • Washing / sanitizing of hands before and after any floor contact - avoid touching your face.
  • You must remain in your allocated training space at all times unless you are training as a family.
  • Etiquette of hand shaking is not permissable as of yet so we ask that your etiquette and respect is still maintained by acknowledment of a bow to your intrsuctors and colleagues.
  • Drinks bottles are not to be shared and are for personal use only.
  • Please respect the personal space of others around you by distancing at 2 meters apart / 1 meter minimum.
  • To maintain social distance training, the training Dojang is for the use of students only - visitors are NOT permitted unless approved by the admin team for special reasons only.


Thank you to everyone who has been following the on-line virtual training sessions!




The Academy was founded in September 1999 by Master Derek Sumner. Since then Livingwell has grown into a nationally and internationally recognised club, renowned for its' performance on both a regional and national level.


Now boasting over 300 members at some of the most desirable locations in the south-east, Livingwell is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate. Our main training centre is in Horley but other venues include Horsham, Reigate, Copthorne and our London based Force 5 Division at Abbeywood, Belvedere, Blackheath and Orpington. 


Master Derek Sumner has over 30 years experience and is a qualified Kukkiwon 7th Dan Master Instructor who is also a qualified Poomsae International referee in Martial Arts and fitness training. Livingwell Taekwondo Academy now has over 10 approved instructors,  fully qualified First Aiders who are all DBS checked.

We have one 8th Dan Grand Master, one 7th Dan Master, three 5th Dan Masters, two 4th Dan grade instructors

and more who are all Kukkiwon Dan grade certified. 


We believe that everyone has the ability to progress and become a Black belt. Our qualified Instructors will work with you and your ability to ensure that you receive the best guidance and support. From Child to Adult, from Para to Freestyle, no matter your ability - anything is achievable. 


Please check out our Club Introduction Video (below) for a presentation of our training. Further videos of public demonstrations and National competitions can be found via our Club Video link on our website. 


We are not just a Martial Arts club but a sporting family. We welcome you to come and visit us and join in, so you can be the best you can be! 

"Whatever your ability - anything is achievable!"




Club Introduction

To view more of our club videos and demonstrations click 'here' or visit the club videos page

Simon Roberts Biography


Click 'here' to read about Simons story through Martial Arts and the courageous journey both he and his wife Hayley have taken with their son Lucas. Lucas who was born with a rare medical condition meant that his life took a turn no one would expect...


Read their wonderful story along with the fund raising events and support Simon and Hayley have been through and how Lucas has become a true fighter! 

Livingwell Taekwondo Academy celebrates 21 years!

It has been 21 years of the club training Martial Arts. Click 'here' to see the photos from the evening party.


Entertainment was provided by Livingwells Master Dereks Sumner and his band 'The Double Ds' as they rocked the night away...

Several awards were also presented on the night to the students which inlcuded student of the year, Para division and Most Spirited among many others. A commemorative video was also played, demonstarting the clubs history with all the fun, competitions and bloopers as well as special messages from Masters and Grand Masters from around the world.

      Our Vision - Our Mission...

"To develop confident, resourceful and skilled Taekwondo practitioners, achieving outstanding personal results, alongside of national and international recognitions, through a stimulating and encouraging training environment."
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