Tae Kwon Do

Directory of Taekwondo Instructors and Taekwondo Clubs in London

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Latest Taekwondo News

Team GB's Jade Jones wins gold in the -57kg category, beating Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez with 2 crucial head kicks.

Congratulations to Ian Murphy of Sheffield on becoming Britain's very first Taekwondo Course Classifier. This September he completed the World Taekwondo Federation's 4th International Classifier Seminar, a tough course which includes a combination of theory, practice, and observation. Come to London, Ian, our capital needs more 4th Dan instructors of your calibre!

Marc Dressen Mobile: 07788 200893
55 Baker Street, London W1U 8EU
Central London Personal trainer, Taekwondo instructor, kickboxing and Thai-boxing instructor
Marc has a masters degree from the internationally respected sports university Deutsch Sporthochschule

Wapping Tae Kwon-Do Mobile: 07795 597882
John Orwell Sports Centre, Tench St, Wapping E1W 2QD
Adults and children, all ages, all fitness levels, beginners welcome.

London Taekwondo Mobile: 07944 801662

Hwarang Taekwondo London 
Mobile : 07951 880880

North London Tae Kwon Do Mobile: 07850 567018
O-Regan Epicentre, 41 West Street, off Leytonstone High Road, E11 4LJ

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What is Taekwondo?

Kicking is the key to Taekwondo. The legs are the longest and strongest limb, which is why kicking dominates this aggressive martial art. Punches, open-handed strikes, blocks, sweeps and thrown also feature in the arsenal of the Taekwondo practitioner.

Taekwondo became an official Olympic medal sport in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics. The only other Olympic martial art is Judo. Britain's governing body is The British Taekwondo Council, and British Taekwondo is supported by UK Sport.

Britain's top talent is  Aaron Cook from Manchester. He was inexplicably excluded from Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics. In Feb 2013 he won gold for the Isle of Man at the Trelleborg Open Taekwondo event in Sweden.

Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea, and it is the national sport of South Korea. Estimates of the number of practitioners worldwide range from 40 million to 70 million. From the 1950's to this day, Tae Kwon Do is used by the South Korean army as part of their training regime.

How did this martial art get its name? Tae means to strike or break with foot. Kwon means to strike or break with fist. And Do means method.

Rankings are divided into Junior and Senior. A Junior begins at 10th geup (white belt) and rises through the junior ranks to 1st geup (red belt with black stripes). The next challenge is to achieve a Senior rank, a black belt, which begins at 1st dan, up to 9th dan (also known as 1st degree black belt, rising to 9th degree black belt). Several years of training separate each degree of dan.

Tae Kwon Do gets you fit in many aspects - cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and crucially proprioception. Variously described as muscle sense, balance, co-ordination, mind-body connection, proprioception is the ability to sense where your body and its different parts are in time and space, and the further ability to position your body for greatest balance and co-ordination and centre of gravity.

Proprioception is a vital aspect of fitness as you enter old age, as it means the difference between being unsteady on your feet and vulnerable to falls and broken limbs and loss of independence, in contrast to a life of agility and independence right into old age.

London's ExCel will be the venue for the Taekwondo at the 2012 Olympics. The ExCel centre is in East London's Royal Victoria Dock, near London City Airport.