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Korea-inspired taekwondo requires patience, self-discipline, dedicated training - and seriously flexible legs!

An Overview of Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and 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 British Taekwondo Council Ltd (BTC) is recognised by UK Sport and Home Country Sports Councils as the National Governing Body for Taekwondo in the UK.

The BTC exists to ensure the safe delivery of Taekwondo through all its Member Organisations. This is effected by BTC Registered Instructor training which includes Code of Conduct and Ethics; Health and Safety, including Risk Assessment; Safeguarding; Insurance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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

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This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

Contact Email
membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org
Contact Telephone
01623 382020
MC2 - BJJ

MC2 - BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are ideal for anyone wishing to develop self discipline in order to improve their fighting skills.

BJJ students are taught to control their emotions and actions. Ju-Jitsu develops respect, discipline, self confidence and fit

Taekwondo

Burton Latimer Tennis Club

Small friendly tennis club located on the King George V playing field in Burton Latimer.
Club nights on Tuesdays from 18.30 & Sundays from 10.00
Have teams competing in the East Northants tennis league
First & foremost we are committed to social tennis

Taekwondo

Amity Taekwon-Do

A family friendly club offering Martial Arts Training for all age groups and fitness levels. Come along to any lesson and try a FREE session.
Amity Taekwon-Do an official UTA Club and Member of UKITF run by Multi National, European and World Champion in

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.

Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

The Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 24th August to 5th September 2021.