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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.


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.

Find Taekwondo Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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British Taekwondo

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01623 382020

Jubilee Sports, Jubilee Street, Melton Mowbray. L

Jubilee Sports opened in 2013, we are based on Jubilee Street, Melton Mowbray.

Shepshed Taekwondo

Taekwondo martial art and self-defence

Jubilee Sports

Welcome to Jubilee Sports; the largest Martial Arts and Fitness facility in Melton Mowbray

Available to hire and ideal if you're looking for a permanent location for your club

Currently hosting Jujitsu, Iaido (sword), Aikido, Judo and Karate as wel

Female-Only Martial Arts

James Freer’s Tae Kwon-do Academy is offering you a new female-only tae kwon-do class from 3rd August at the Loughborough Leisure Centre. The classes are suitable for everyone, whether you want to pursue a competitive career, gain invaluable self-defenc

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn


  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
    O&W LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
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  • Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Partnerships
  • Harborough LSA
    Sport England
  • Equality Standard
  • Melton LSA
    H&B LSA