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Taekwondo

British Taekwondo

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membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org
Contact Telephone
01623 382020

British Taekwondo Council

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admin@tkdcouncil.com
Contact Telephone
01895 459949
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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

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

Partners

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