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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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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.

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

Jubilee Sports, Jubilee Street, Melton Mowbray. L

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

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

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


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  • Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
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