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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.


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.


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.


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

Find Taekwondo Activities Near You

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British Taekwondo

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Strike Taekwondo

Strike Taekwondo is a family friendly, welcoming club. We teach both the traditional martial art and the olympic sport of Taekwondo. Beginners most welcome! 1st class free & family discounts.

Spear Taekwondo CIC

We are a martial arts club who teach its members WTF taekwondo from ages 4 upwards.


Ji Tae Taekwondo

Ji Tae Taekwondo is a group of classes in Knottingley, Featherstone, Ferrybridge and Wetherby. We teach the traditional aspect of Taekwondo as well as semi-contact sparring and self defense. Each class has a very friendly atmosphere with both adults and c

Premier Martial Arts Leeds

The Self Protection, Personal Development and Fitness Experts

Thrybergh Sports Centre

Thrybergh Sports Centre a a Community based centre providing Health, Fitness and sporting activities for all. we provide for the communty a Gym, Classes, Boulder room, sports Hall and other room location across the school for people to hire at very compe

Team Ultimate

Taekwondo classes in Doncaster

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