Taekwondo is a martial art originating in Korea. It can be traced back many hundreds of years, to its roots in Taek-Kyon, an unarmed self-defence system seen in Korea since around 50BC.
Translated from Korean, "Tae" means to jump, kick or smash with the foot, "Kwon" means fist, to punch or destroy with the hand, and "Do" means art, way or method. Taekwondo uses techniques of unarmed combat for self-defence, involving blocking, evading, punching and kicking using just the hands and feet to rapidly destroy an opponent.
In 2000, Taekwondo became one of only two Asian martial arts in the Olympic games. To the Korean people, Tae Kwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements for the defence of oneself, it is also a way of life and thinking, particularly in instilling a concept of spirit and self-imposed discipline with the idea of moral re-arrangement.
We are a newly formed club with new committee members following in the footsteps of our alumni who closed the club last year, so we are hoping to bring the club back even stronger this time.
Our main aim is to inspire the next generation of taekwondo athletes and share the love of the sport with more people. We want to encourage people of all abilities to participate and have fun while forming lifelong friendships.
We want to be able to represent Brunel in competitions and events and bring back lots of medals and prizes.
For the Academic Year 2022/23 Training will be held at the following times and Locations:
Wednesday's 10am-12pm in the ISAMBARD STUDIO
Saturday's 4pm-6pm in the ISAMBARD STUDIO
Sunday's 8pm-10pm in the ISAMBARD STUDIO
Training will run between:
Monday 26th September 2022 - Friday 7th December 2022
Monday 9th January 2023 - Wednesday 29th March 2023
If you have not trained before, please come wearing loose comfortable clothes, such as a t-shirt and jogging bottoms, or gym shorts. We advise you to bring a bottle of water with at least 1L capacity.
Fixtures and Competitions
Autumn Championships 22/23 (27th November 2022)
Chair: Heather Woodman (email@example.com)
Secretary: Mustafa Abbas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Karim Poonawala (email@example.com)
Head Coach: Master Arian Sadiqi
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