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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.

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
Torbay Leisure Centre

Torbay Leisure Centre

Located in the heart of Paignton we are a leisure centre offering a 25m swimming pool as well as a trainer pool, 92 station gym, including Queenax Rig, sports hall, 4 squash courts,a friendly onsite café and even a Velopark.

Sidmouth TAGB Tae Kwon-Do 2

Sidmouth TAGB Tae Kwon-Do 2

Sidmouth Tae Kwon-Do is a local Taekwondo club and offer a family-based and friendly environment where anybody from any background can enjoy Taekwondo.
We've been awarded the Sport Clubmark and the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts in October 2019.

Lyme Regis Taekwondo Club

Lyme Regis Taekwondo Club

World Taekwondo Club (WT) based in Devon/Dorset.
We practice Olympic recognised Taekwondo
Open to all ages and from 5 year olds to 105 yr olds.
No experience required.

Sidmouth TAGB Tae Kwon-Do

Sidmouth TAGB Tae Kwon-Do

Sidmouth Tae Kwon-Do is a local Taekwondo club and offer a family-based and friendly environment where anybody from any background can enjoy Taekwondo.
We've been awarded the Sport Clubmark and the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts in October 2019.

NAMA Fitness and Wellness Ltd

NAMA Fitness and Wellness Ltd

We offer martial arts lessons for ages 4 years all the way up.
We also provide personal training and sport therapy sessions on a one to one basis alongside group fitness activities.

Ottery St Mary TAGB Tae Kwon-Do

Ottery St Mary TAGB Tae Kwon-Do

Ottery Tae Kwon-Do is a local Taekwondo club and offer a family-based and friendly environment where anybody from any background can enjoy Taekwondo. We've been awarded Clubmark since April 2017 and the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts in October 2019.

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