First 2 Lessons FREE!
Rubery & Longbridge Taekwon-Do is a Martial Arts club. Suitable for Adults, Teens and Children (Gen. age 6+, exceptions may be made).
We train on-
Thursdays- Father's Barn, High Street, Rubery
Fridays- Bournville College, Longbridge
Taekwondo as a sport has over 60 million practitioners in 184 countries. It originates from South Korea where the world governing body, the World Taekwondo (WT), is currently based.
The modern form of Taekwondo was not agreed until 1955, but the sport has its roots in various Korean forms of martial arts stretching back more than 2,000 years.
The name Taekwondo literally translates as the way of the foot and the fist.
‘Tae’ means to break or attack with the foot, ‘kwon’ means to break with the fist and ‘do’ translates as the art or way.
As well as the sporting and self-defence aspects to Taekwondo, there is also an exercise element, which brings health improvements such as; balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.
In addition to the physical health improvements, Taekwondo is also known to benefit mental health through increased confidence, improved self-esteem, focus, concentration levels and self-discipline.
Taekwondo is suitable for all ages, and the British Taekwondo membership ranges from 3 years to 84 years.