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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!

National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

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Shepshed Taekwondo

Taekwondo martial art and self-defence

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Stealth Black Belt Academy

Full Time Martial Arts and Fitness centre, based in Coalville.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Jubilee Sports, Jubilee Street, Melton Mowbray. L

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

Melton Mowbray Tae Kwon Do Club

Self-defence and fitness for men, women and children. In Melton Mowbray every Tuesday from 6.30pm at Brooksby Melton College, and every Friday from 6.30pm at the Grove Primary School.


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