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Taekwondo

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.

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.

Find Taekwondo Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Taekwondo

Contact Email
membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org
Contact Telephone
01623 382020

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

Arts University Bournemouth Students' Union

AUBSU is a Students' Union based at the Arts University, providing support to over 3500 students via representation, extra-curricular activities and providing a sense of community across campus.

Poole Taekwon-Do Academy

Poole TKD Academy is a member of Trenic TKD Academies, under the leadership of GM Trevor Nicholls, 9th Degree ITF Choi Jung Hwa, son of the Founder of Taekwon-Do. A member of UK ITF and British Taekwondo Council, NGB.

Dorset Table Tennis Centre

Dorset Table Tennis Centre is a Premier Community Club which offers table tennis activities to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in the local area. Coaching and a pay and play opportunity are available 6 days a week.

Trenic Taekwon-Do Academies

Poole TKD Academy is a member of Trenic TKD Academies, under the leadership of GM Trevor Nicholls, 9th Degree ITF Choi Jung Hwa, son of the Founder of Taekwon-Do. A member of UK ITF and British Taekwondo Council, NGB.