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What is Tae Kwon-do?

Tae Kwon-do is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practised for many centuries in the Orient. It became perfected in its present form in Korea by Major General Choi Hong Hi and has been scientifically modernised and developed since its introduction to the world on 11th April 1955. 

Translated from the Korean, "Tae"
literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot,
means to punch or destroy with the hand or fist and
means Art, way or method.

Gen. Choi Hong Hi


The founder of

Tae Kwon-do

"Here I leave Tae Kwon-Do for mankind. As a trace of a man of the late 20th Century. The 24 patterns represent 24 hours,

one day of all my life."



Tae Kwon-Do has something for everyone!

Get a Kick out of your regular workout


We all know that exercise is an important part of keeping fit and healthy but sometimes finding the time and motivation to get to the gym or go for a jog after a hectic day can be difficult...

Our adult classes focus on building core strength, cardiovascular fitness and improving mobility and flexibility in a friendly, fun social environment.

The traditional TAGB syllabus allows you to build your technical skills by setting you up for success with achievable goals. Each accomplishment will boost your confidence and self esteem and ultimately improve your resilience.

Watch your child grow in mind, body and character

Our age based junior classes focus on building skills appropriate to children's current stages of physical, intellectual , emotional and social stages of development.

Martial arts is so much more than kicking and punching, it's about developing confidence,

discipline, character, focus and respect.

By teaching with the brain in mind and using game based drills we can ensure that each child is

having fun whilst learning to become the best versions of themselves!


All Ignite TKD clubs are affiliated to the Tae Kwon-do Association of Great Britain. (TAGB)

The TAGB was formed in August 1983 and currently has more than 25,000 members training in more than 450 clubs UK wide.
The TAGB became the founder member of the British Tae Kwon-do Council (BTC) in April 1988. The BTC is the only Tae Kwon-do body recognised by the UK Sports Council incorporating 13 different organisations and representing 45,000 plus
Tae Kwon-do practitioners.

Being part of the TAGB offers us many benefits, from professional standardised gradings, regional, national and international competitions to seminars and training camps.


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For more information about the TAGB please click on the following link:

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