Jump to content
More
Close

Taekwondo

Taekwondo Banner
Taekwondo Icon

Taekwondo

Korea-inspired taekwondo requires patience, self-discipline, dedicated training - and seriously flexible legs!

An Overview of Taekwondo

Taekwondo is the national sport of South Korea. In Korean Taekwondo may be translated as "the art of the foot and fist" or "the art of kicking and punching."

The second Olympic discipline, taekwondo requires effective self-defence, strength development and cardiovascular fitness, all developed through a combination of mental and physical training.

Benefits

As well as the sporting and self-defence aspects to Taekwondo the exercise one gets from martial arts training improves balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.

Equipment

For competition contestants wear a red or blue trunk protector (hogu) and head protector, a groin guard, forearm guards, shin guards, hand protectors, and a mouth protector.

Facts

Taekwondo first appeared in the Olympics as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

Find Taekwondo Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

Contact Email
membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org
Contact Telephone
01623 382020
Roar Taekwondo

Roar Taekwondo

The Taekwondo club is delivering new classes to the children and adults from age 4+

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do

Birstall/Batley Tae kwon do is a member of the T.A.G.B
(Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain).
Tae Kwon Do is suitable for all ages from 6 years and above
Want to get fit? Want to learn how to defend yourself
come down now

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do TAGB

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do TAGB

Birstall/Batley Tae kwon do is a member of the T.A.G.B
(Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain).
Tae Kwon Do is suitable for all ages from 6 years and above
Want to get fit? Want to learn how to defend yourself
come down now

Premier Martial Arts Leeds

Premier Martial Arts Leeds

The Self Protection, Personal Development and Fitness Experts

Taekwondo

Team Taekwondo

Team Taekwondo is an Olympic style Taekwondo club based in Halifax. It offers classes to suit all ages and abilities.

Want to add an activity, promote a job, course or volunteer opportunity?

Sign and promote your opportunity on our national finder.

Get Started