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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.

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National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

Contact Email
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Ki Taekwondo University of Birmingham

Ki Taekwondo University of Birmingham

A traditional WT club based at UOB, affiliated to British Taekwondo through Master S Blomeley’s (6th Dan) Ki Taekwondo Association. Open to students/non-students with gradings and competitions taking place regularly. All abilities welcome.

Ki Taekwondo Birmingham Juniors

Ki Taekwondo Birmingham Juniors

A traditional WT club set up for children/ young people in Quinton and surrounding areas. We teach all aspects of the martial art from sparring to self defence. Our aim is to develop well-rounded young people with confidence, perseverance and good values

West Midlands TAGB Tae Kwon-Do

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

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