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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.

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.

National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

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

West Midlands TAGB Tae Kwon-Do

Oldbury TAGB Tae Kwon-Do has been re-established in 2019 by instructors World Master Vince Farquharson (7th Degree Black Belt) and Georgia Elwell (2nd Degree Black Belt).

Worcestershire Martial Arts

Potential students join our martial arts academy for many reasons, including health, fitness, weight loss, competition, self-defence, making new friends, a new family activity and many other reasons.

Our venue hosts Taekwon-Do, Kickboxing and Tiny Kwon

Taekwon-Do For Beginners | Worcester

Taekwon-Do For Beginners | Worcester

Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self-defence, the classes are fun and suitable for beginners to advanced level!

Our classes are suitable for those new to martial arts and focus on the foundations and basics in a non pressured environment. Open to ages 8.5+ only.

Wheelchair Taekwon-Do for Beginners | Worcester

Wheelchair Taekwon-Do for Beginners | Worcester

Learn the Korean martial art in a fun environment suitable for wheelchair users with the chance to progress up the ranks to black belt, take part in competitions and much more!