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British Taekwondo Council

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Monday 25th September


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."


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.


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.


Taekwondo first appeared in the Olympics as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.


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


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


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