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Il-Shim Taekwondo

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Taekwondo is an extremely effective form of self-defence originally from Korea. Although Taekwondo is a relatively new Martial Art and is now an official Olympic sport, it has its origins almost 2000 years ago. Taekwondo can be translated as; Tae “to strike with the foot”; Kwon “to strike with the hand”; Do “way”, or “art”.

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World Taekwondo, formally known as the World Taekwondo Federation, is the international federation governing the sport of taekwondo and is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).  According to World Taekwondo, "Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.

What is World Taekwondo?


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What is British Taekwondo?

British Taekwondo was established in 1982 and is the National Governing Body for the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Taekwondo in the United Kingdom.


British Taekwondo is a member of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), British Olympic Association (BOA), the European Taekwondo Union (ETU) and recognised by UK Sport, the government agency for High Performance Sport as well as Sport England, as the National Governing Body for WTF Taekwondo in the United Kingdom.


British Taekwondo is responsible for all aspects of WTF/Olympic style taekwondo in the UK. This includes everything that is encompassed and practised through the Martial Art of Taekwondo, as well as selecting Great Britain National Teams to compete at the European and World Championships, and of course the Olympic Games.

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