What we’re all about

Tae-Kwon-Do ('the art of hand and foot') is a traditional Korean martial art which focuses on kicking, striking and blocking techniques.

We practice ITF-style Tae-Kwon-Do and we train in traditional techniques, sparring (semi-contact), patterns (set routines), self-defence and board breaking. With a varied curriculum and expert teaching tailored to the individual students' pace and needs, there's something for everybody! 

The club is a vibrant and supportive environment for beginners and higher grade fighters alike. They train in traditional techniques, sparring, patterns and board breaking. The curriculum is varied and caters to each individual students' pace and needs

Membership & Costs

Membership is only £15 for the year (includes insurance and license booklet).

Sessions are £2.50 and are paid for via purchase of a session card. These come in blocks of 4 (£10), 10 (£25) or 22 (£55) and can be bought from the Union's help desk or directly from us.You can also pay 'on the door' for a single session, at a cost of £3.

Our Saturday sessions are casual & non-instructor taught, therefore completely free.

Limited time offers - valid until October 31st 2017:

  • The Earlybird deal - membership & all sessions for £110 (a £40 saving)
  • Your first three sessions are absolutely free, so including the GIAG, you can get a total of 4 free sessions

Missed out on the offers? Don't worry- your first session will always be free, so you can give us a try without any commitments.

Training Schedule

Wednesdays 18:30 – 20:30 The Edge, Sports Hall 2
Fridays 17:30 – 19:30 The Edge, Sports Hall 2
Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 Cromer Terrace

Please note that Saturdays are non-instructor taught sessions where members can simply train together casually. Saturdays are completely free of charge.

GIAG: 27 September 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 @ The Edge Sports Hall 2 (completely free).

Why Join Us?

LUUTKD is an incredibly vibrant and supportive club. We welcome members of all abilities and grades, so you'll fit right in whether you're an experienced Tae-Kwon-Do practitioner or completely new to martial arts.

Tae-Kwon-Do will help improve your overall fitness & strength, as well as increase your agility and flexibility. It doesn't matter if you can't do a press-up or touch your toes right now, we all start somewhere and you'll be doing spinning kicks before you know it.

As well as developing physical skills, practicing with us will also help develop your confidence, co-ordination and mental discipline.


We're also a very friendly and social group, so you'll definitely make lots of awesome friends on your journey to black belt. Outside of training we have a really varied and inclusive social calendar- from our legendary Otley Runs to weekends away in the Dales, activity trips and of course our post-training socials for a relaxed dinner and drink.

Competitions & Grading

We attend competitions during the year, giving you the opportunity to strut your stuff at all ability levels. Competing is, of course, optional - but it's lots of fun and is one of the best ways to improve your sparring and confidence as well as bond with fellow members.

The club facilitates regular gradings - one per semester - giving you the chance to progress in your Taekwondo journey to the next belt level.

We are the BUTL League champions of 2017.

How do I get involved?

Just come along to one of our classes. Beginners are always welcome at any time of the year. You'll need to wear loose-fitting clothing, remove shoes and any jewellery. Grab a committee member or instructor when you arrive and we'll get you settled in.

If you want to ask any questions beforehand, e-mail us at: luutaekwondo@gmail.com, contact one of our lovely committee members or join our facebook group and introduce yourself!

For more information about the club and lots more pictures & details, visit our website and check out out shiny new facebook page.

Meet the Committee (2017/18)

                  Shahza Syed - Captain                            Asha Patel - Secretary

                  BSc Computer Science                              MSc Natural Sciences

                      4th Kup, Blue Belt                                  2nd Degree Black Belt

                  Windy Wijaya - Treasurer                      Wiktoria Parol - Marketing

                   BSc Accounting & Finance                              & Fundraising Sec.

                        6th Kup, Green Belt                              BSc Biological Sciences

                                                                                         6th Kup, Green Belt                                 

                                                  Sean Hearnden - Social Sec.

                                      Asia Pacific Studies with Japanese (Graduate)

                                                         2nd Kup, Red Belt

Meet the Instructors


                          Simon Pritchett                                             James Hill

- 2nd Degree Black Belt (ITF)                                - 1st Degree Black Belt (ITF)

- Multiple Gold Medal winner in Taekwondo        - 1st Degree Black Belt (Kuk Sool

- Qualified Instructor                                                 Won)

- Qualified First Aider                                             - Qualified Instructor

                                                                                 - Qualified First Aider

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