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Taekwondo

British Taekwondo

Contact Email
membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org
Contact Telephone
01623 382020

British Taekwondo Council

Contact Email
admin@tkdcouncil.com
Contact Telephone
01895 459949
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Taekwon-Do Beginner Sessions

Wednesday 26th September

New starter sessions

Wednesday 26th September

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Taekwondo Grand Prix

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - Sun, 21 Oct 2018

Taekwondo World Championships

Wed, 15 May 2019 - Sun, 19 May 2019

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

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

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

Partners

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