What is Taekwon-do?

 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.

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Who are the GTUK?

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.

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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 Rhee is the man who introduced Taekwon-Do to the UK in 1967.

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.

Click here to visit the GTUK main website and find out more about Taekwon-Do.

 GTUK East

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GTUK East Senior Instructor Mr Clinton Gillett V
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Mr Gillett is also the Instructor for the Bungay Taekwondo Club

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ITF

International Taekwon-do Federation

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

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Unified ITF

We are affiliate to Unified ITF which is headed by Grand Master Hwang Kwang Sung who was promoted to 9th Degree in 1997 by General Choi Hong Hi himself.

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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.