What is Taekwon-do?

Taekwon-Do is a self defence martial art that originated in Korea.

When it came to this country it was initially taught to the armed forces as an effective form of unarmed combat, but is now practised by millions of men, women and children worldwide.

Taekwon-Do focuses on using explosive kicking techniques to disable an attacker, but has a variety of powerful hand and blocking techniques for close range defence as well.

Not just kicking and punching…

Taekwon-Do will benefit virtually anyone of any age, size or shape.

Learning to defend yourself is just the start, Taekwon-Do can also make you more confident, and fitter, increasing focuspowerinner strength and self discipline.

Also see: What to expect in a lesson


Who are theGTUK?

The GTUK is the second largest association teaching Taekwon-Do in this country and has an extensive network of clubs in the United Kingdom.

It is a member of the British Taekwon-Do Council (B.T.C) which is recognised by the Sports Council as the only Governing body for Taekwon-Do in the United Kingdom.

All GTUK instructors have current DBS checks and constantly update their knowledge of the art by attending technical courses and seminars, and are fully qualified to teach you.

The GTUK has a strict child protection policy in place.

Grand Master Oldham IX
Saseong Nim Geh

The head of the GTUK is Grand Master Roy Oldham (9th degree).  He was one of the first people in the United Kingdom to be awarded his black belt by Grandmaster Rhee Ki Ha.

GrandMaster Rhe Ki Ha is the man who introduced Taekwon-Do to the UK in 1967.


ITF International Taekwon-do Federation

The style of Taekwon-Do that we practice, as originated by the founder of Taekwon-Do
General Choi Hong Hi in 1955.


Want to Get Fit and Stay Fit?

Then come and try Taekwon-do.

Our Training Techniques includes:

hand and feet martial arts techniques kicking, punching, blocking, jumping…
fighting patterns
semi-contact sparring
full contact bag work
‘destruction’ breaking techniques of boards
street wise self defence
National belt gradings and tournaments
GTUK England Squad training opportunities

Great friendly club atmosphere, ideal for families and individuals building fitness and self confidence. The youngest students in the club are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit, we’ll help you work at your level.

This is more than just a martial art… It’s a way of life!

Courtesy – Integrity – Perseverance – Self-Control – Indomitable Spirit


Affiliated to:

Open ITF Taekwondo

Who are the B.T.C.

The British Taekwon-Do Council is recognised by the Sports Council as the only
Governing body for Taekwon-do in the UK.

Child Protection in Sport Unit

Wellingborough Taekwon-do is a member of the British Taekwondo Council, the National Governing Body for Taekwondo. The BTC has achieved NSPCC Advanced Standards in Safeguarding. Wellingborough Taekwon-do adheres to all of the BTC’s Safeguarding policies and procedures.