London Chinatown TaeKwonDo


Though we draw on many martial arts in our work, the backbone of our public classes is the most popular martial art in the world: the Korean art of Taekwondo. TaeKwonDo can be studied by boys and girls, men and women, from 5-65 (and sometimes older or younger).  It is astonishingly good for your fitness, for helping with your self confidence, and for learning self-defence.  

TaeKwonDo is the combination of three Korean words.  "Tae" means jump kick, or to smash with the foot.  "Kwon" means a fist, or to punch or destroy with the hand or fist.  "Do" means an art, a way, or a method.  When TaeKwonDo settled in to its modern form in the Korean military in the 1950s, the name was chosen because it described accurately what the art consisted of, and also kept up a link with "Taek Kyon," an ancient martial art practised in Korea over 2000 years ago, on which modern TaeKwonDo is based. 

TaeKwonDo is similar to some forms of Karate in the moves that it uses, but it tends to use much more kicking, and the high kicks students learn are something of a trademark.  Still, you don't actually have to be able to kick two metres in the air in order to do TaeKwonDo.  Students will learn the technique and the flexibility, and after that it depends on training and on the natural physique of the individual. 

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Find out about our syllabus, and watch videos of the techniques.

Find out about our TaeKwonDo classes.

Syllabus & Techniques