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 & spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. Beginners start at a white belt (10th Kup) and can progress through their time at university through the Kup grades and black belts, with the right commitment and discipline.
There is the potential to compete in regional and national competitions. We are part of Kang Han Taekwondo club in Hucknall, overseen by Chief Instructor Grandmaster Ian Lennox, 8th Dan. Grandmaster Lennox became British Taekwondo’s first British-born person to achieve the title of Grandmaster in November 2014.
NTU WT achieved 8 medals over 3 competitions during last year; three silver and five bronze medals at the Autumn, Winter & Spring national British Student Taekwondo Federation tournaments.
Even if you don't want to compete or grade, Taekwondo is a great sport to improve fitness & flexibilty and can be done purely for fun!
I am proud to be president of the club, as a member for the last two years, I've had an amazing time meeting new people from both NTU & students from other universities at competitions, competing & winning medals, and improving both my physical & mental health through the sport. Taekwondo is a disciplined art, which is both challenging & exciting - I've loved moving my body in ways I never have before & learning important self-defence techniques, whilst also working my way through belt gradings. Above all else, the club is full of wonderful people & it's been a lot of fun - I'm excited to see what this year has in store!
Ashley Miller - Nottingham Trent Allumnus: Ashley is a second dan black belt and an experienced instructor.
Additional training at Hucknall, undertaken by several black belt instructors and Grandmaster Lennox (8th Dan).
British Universities and Colleges Sport
Awaiting confirmation of BUCS status
Practice / meeting schedule
Location: Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Clifton campus
Day/Time: Tuesday 19:00-21:00 & Thursday 19:00-21:00.
Additional training is available at the Kang Han Martial Arts Academy in Hucknall:
Training is free at Hucknall for WT members who have paid full subs (£30).
How to join
Join anytime in the year!
Price per session: £2
Bursary / funding information
The Club can partly subsidise competition entrance fees.