Fitness. Self Defence. Flexibility. Strength. All of these can be improved greatly through Taekwondo. Take part in this Olympic recognised sport and learn something new. Formerly used by the Korean military, Taekwondo is an exciting, physically challenging and rewarding martial art.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. Beginners start at a white belt (10th Kup) and can progress through their time at university through the belts, to potentially black belt, with the right commitment and discipline.
There is the potential to compete in regional and national competitions. We a part of Kang Han Taekwondo club in Hucknall, overseen by Chief Instructor Grandmaster Ian Lennox, 8th Dan, and member of British Taekwondo’s Martial Arts Technical Team.
Grandmaster Lennox became British Taekwondo’s first British-born person to achieve the title of Grandmaster in November 2014. NTU WT achieved 5 medals over 3 competitions over last year. This included two gold medals at regional level and one silver and two bronze medals at the British Student Taekwondo Federation competition, a national tournament.
However if you do not wish to compete or grade, Taekwondo is a great sport to improve fitness and can be done on a less competitive scale.
Ashley Miller - Nottingham Trent Allumnus.
Ashley is a second dan black belt and en experienced instructor. Additional training at Hucknall is undertaken by several black belt instructors, all higher than second dan as well as Grandmaster Lennox.
British Universities and Colleges Sport
For the 2019/20 season World Taekwondo is on a BUCS trial, and is in the process of becoming a fully established BUCS sport.
Practice / meeting schedule
The club trains twice a week at the Lee Westwood sports centre on Clifton campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9pm.
Additional training is available at the Kang Han Martial Arts Academy in Hucknall.
Bursary / funding information
The Club can partly subsidise competition entrance fees.
Facebook: NTU World Taekwondo 2019/20 page
Luke Cunningham at N0785496@my.ntu.ac.uk