Welcome To Taekwon-Do Northern Ireland
Taekwon-Do Northern Ireland was established to offer students the best in martial art training, both physically and mentally. Our clubs throughout Northern Ireland will provide everyone with a safe and friendly environment to learn the art.
Taekwon-Do is a martial art for the modern world, giving real people real and practical skills to de-fend themselves and others when required. This will be achieved by improving student’s fitness, self-esteem, concentration, discipline and self-control. All that is required from the student is a commitment and desire to learn.
Taekwon-Do Northern Ireland has multiple clubs located around Northern Ireland to offer everyone the opportunity to learn. With our clubs located in:
Each one of you has the potential to be Taekwon-Do Northern Ireland’s next Black Belt, provided you are willing to provide the dedication and determination to obtain it.
What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do is a version of unarmed combat practiced for many centuries in the Orient, but was perfected in its present form in South Korea. It emphasises unarmed combat techniques used in self-defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges to rapidly incapacitate an opponent. Translated from Korean, ‘Tae’ literally means ‘to jump, kick or smash with the foot,’ ‘Kwon’ means ‘to punch or destroy with the hand or fist’ while ‘Do’ means ‘art , way or method.’ To the Korean people, Taekwon-Do is more than just this definition. It is a way of life, instilling a concept of spirit and self-imposed discipline, helping to create an ideal of noble moral re-armament. When wrongly applied, it can be a lethal weapon. In these days of violence and intimidation, Taekwon-Do enables the weak to possess a fine weapon to use in self-defence and protect what is valuable to them.