Derby School of Taekwondo

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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.

With dedicated children’s and adult classes, we have experience teaching all ages and both male and female students – making Taekwon-Do accessible to all.