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Taekwondo

British Taekwondo

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membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org
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01623 382020

British Taekwondo Council

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admin@tkdcouncil.com
Contact Telephone
01895 459949
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Taster Sessions

Wednesday 22nd November

Training

Wednesday 22nd November

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

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

Partners

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