Derby School of Taekwon-Do
Taekwon-Do, literally meaning “The way of the foot and fist”, is a Korean martial art that was founded in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi – loosely based on existing traditional Korean martial arts and the influence of martial arts, such as Karate, introduced during the Japanese occupation of Korea.
A stand-up art, like Kickboxing and opposed to grappling arts such as Judo and Ju-Jitsu, Taekwon-Do lays emphasis on kicking and leg techniques due to their superior strength and reach. However there are also a multitude of hand techniques in the Taekwon-Do syllabus.
A highly aerobic sport, Taekwon-Do will improve students’ strength, balance, flexibility and overall fitness as well as instil character through the application of Taekwon-Do’s five tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit.
At Derby School of Taekwon-Do we teach ITF Taekwon-Do and are associated to the UKTA. We run classes suitable for complete beginners all the way through to the experienced higher levels of black belt.