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Taekwondo

British Taekwondo

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membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org
Contact Telephone
01623 382020

British Taekwondo Council

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admin@tkdcouncil.com
Contact Telephone
01895 459949
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Taster Sessions

Monday 25th September

Training

Monday 25th September

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art.

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."

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.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

National Programmes

KickSister

A fitness and safety awareness programme offering exercise and simple self-defence moves. The KickSister programme is aimed at women and young girls (aged 14+) to encourage more females to get active

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Sport England
    Leicester City Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • QUEST
    Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
  • Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Equality Standard
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Age UK L&R

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
  • Equality Standard
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
  • Loughborough University
    QUEST
  • Sport England
    County Sport Network
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Melton Borough Council