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British Taekwondo

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01623 382020

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New starter sessions

Wednesday 19th December

Taekwon-Do Beginner Sessions

Wednesday 19th December

Taekwondo World Championships

Wed, 15 May 2019 - Sun, 19 May 2019

What is Taekwondo?

Korea-inspired taekwondo requires patience, self-discipline, dedicated training - and seriously flexible legs!

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.


Make your Move

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!

Local Programmes

National Programmes


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


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