Andover Tae Kwon Do  
Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain  
Tel: 01264 332751 | Email  
Instructor: Charles Gellard 7th Degree World Master  
What Is Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon-Do is a modern Korean martial art, introduced to the UK in 1967.

Tae Kwon-Do is often translated as 'The Way of Foot and Hand'.
  • 'Tae' means to jump or smash with the foot.
  • 'Kwon' means to punch or destroy with the hand.
  • 'Do' means art, way or method.
As with many other martial arts, tae kwon do is a combination of combat techniques, self-defence, sport, exercise, entertainment, and philosophy. .
Tae Kwon Do as a sport and exercise is popular with people of both sexes and of many ages. Physically, tae kwon do develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.

Tae Kwon Do training includes:

  • Learning the techniques and curriculum of Tae Kwon Do.
  • Both anaerobic and aerobic workout, including stretching.
  • Self-defence techniques.
  • Patterns.
  • Sparring which may include 3-, 2- and 1-step sparring, free-style, arranged and point stop sparring.
  • Exams to progress to the next grade.
  • A focus on mental and ethical discipline, justice, etiquette, respect, and self-confidence.
Note on Safety

Safety is paramount in all aspects of training. Our sparring controlled by clear and strict rules, it is semi contact, meaning that there is never any intention to hurt. All of our semi contact sparring is carried out wearing full protective equipment Head guard, feet and hand guards, shin guard, groin guard (men/boys) and mouth guard. More...