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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.

National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

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01623 382020

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.

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Jubilee Sports, Jubilee Street, Melton Mowbray. L

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

Shepshed Taekwondo

Taekwondo martial art and self-defence


Taekwondo4Kids provides afterschool taekwondo classes for children in Leicester.
Run by a female instructor with DBS and First Aid training, it offers a Juniors’ class for 4-7yr olds, and a Cadets' class for 8-12 yr olds that teaches the official ITF s

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

New starter sessions

New starter sessions

We have Taekwon-Do classes based in Leicestershire.

This martial art school is run by Mr Nicholas Overton VI Dan and Mrs Tamsin Davis III Dan.

We train twice a week at:

The Beauchamp College, Ridge Way, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5TP - Monday nights

Blaby & Whetstone Boys Club Ltd, 1 Warwick Rd, Whetstone, Leicester LE8 6LW

We teach a variety of classes in ITF Taekwondo within Leicester for ages 6 years and above.

We attend regular Seminar with Grandmaster Trevor Nicholls IX Dan and Master Wood VIII Dan in Nottingham


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  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • Active Partnerships
    Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA