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.

National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

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

Team Taekwondo

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

Taekwondo

National Taekwondo Centre

GB Taekwondo’s senior and junior athletes train at the National Taekwondo Centre in Newton Heath, Manchester.

Premier Martial Arts Leeds

Premier Martial Arts Leeds

The Self Protection, Personal Development and Fitness Experts

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 League Kicks

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is a sport and physical activity programme aimed at young people aged 10-19. Sessions are varied based on participant needs and the group is split into appropriate ages.

The Kicks ethos harnises the power of sport to change behaviour, develop skills, build confidence and provide opportunities to those in areas of need.

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

Sign and promote your opportunity on our national finder.

Get Started