ITF Taekwondo in Bristol

What is Taekwon-do

The Foundation of Taekwon-Do

choi_hung_hiThe Founder Of Taekwon-do was Major General Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree.

Taekwon-do was inaugurated in South Korea on April 11th 1955, following extensive research and development by the founder.

Taekwon-do was introduced into the United Kingdom in 1967.



IMG_1005_whiteWhat is Taekwon-do

It is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practised for many centuries in the orient. Taekwon-do became perfected in its present form in Korea.

Translated from Korean, ‘Tae’ literally means to jump, or kick with the foot. ‘Kwon’ means a fist – chiefly to punch with the hand or fist. ‘Do’ means art, way or method.

Taekwon-do indicates the techniques of unarmed combat for self-defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks blocks, dodges and interceptions with the hand, arms and feet.

In these days of violence and intimidation, which seem to plague our modern societies, Taekwon-do enables the weak to posses a fine weapon to defend him or herself and defeat the opponent. When wrongly applied it can be a lethal weapon.

Taekwon-do was introduced to the UK in 1967 by Master Rhee Ki Ha, who set up the first school in Coventry.

About Us

Established in 2000, Stoke Gifford Taekwon-do is a club that welcomes students of all ages and abilities and helps them achieve their full potential in martial arts. All we ask for from you is enthusiasm and dedication!

You’re in good hands, as our trainers and students include World and European champions who are keen to pass on their knowledge to our members.


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