About taekwondo

TAEKWONDO is a fast and effective Korean martial art form that emphasises kicking, punching and blocking – in fact the word TAEKWONDO means “The Art of Hand and Foot Fighting”.

The roots of Taekwondo can be traced back more than 2000 years, but the art has kept evolving to the point where its spectacular kicking techniques and fighting style can be seen as part of the Olympic Games.

Taekwondo training is a complete art and self defense system – it promotes Health and Fitness, Focus and Discipline, plus Strength and Flexibility, both in Body and Mind.

Our club is part of the Traditional Taekwondo Association (TTA) which is lead by Grandmaster T.K.Loh (9th Dan). Originally from Malaysia and now based in Glasgow, Grandmaster Loh is internationally recognised as a True Taekwondo Grandmaster. Grandmaster Loh is in constant communications with the top universities offering Taekwondo as a subject as well as eminent leaders in the field, and is a member of iTAR (international Taekwondo Research). Every grading is carried out by Grandmaster Loh himself, and as such every student benefits for his huge expertise. Students are also able to attend a number of training seminars taken by Grandmaster Loh each year, and are encouraged to enter competitions.

Taekwondo training is not just about learning a fighting style – as the 5 Tenets of Taekwondo show:

  •        Courtesy
  •        Integrity
  •        Perseverance
  •        Self Control
  •        Indomitable Spirit

Taekwondo training asks the student to aspire to these ideals not only in the classroom but also in day-to-day life.

You can read more about Taekwondo in the information for members page.