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 £20 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. Our Sunday sessions are sparring sessions so be sure to bring a full set of pads!
Limited time offers - valid until 9th November 2018:
- The Earlybird deal - membership & all sessions for £100 (a £50 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.
|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|
|Sundays||16:00 – 18:00||Mango Studio, The Union|
GIAG: 3rd October 2018, 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: email@example.com, contact one of our lovely committee members or join our facebook group and introduce yourself! We also have a brand new instagram for this year so be sure to follow us!
Meet the Committee (2018/19)
Jessica Fielder - Captain Hassaan Naeem - Secretary
2nd Year of University 2nd Year of University
BA Management and Portuguese MSc Chemical Engineering
7th Kup, Green Tag 7th Kup, Green Tag
Chen Xueting - Treasurer Marie-Charlotte (Macha) Yao -
BSc International Business Marketing & Fundraising Sec.
2nd Kup, Red Belt Graduated a long time ago
6th Kup, Green Belt
Shayan Khan - Events Sec. Henri Rigby - Social Sec.
BSc Mechanical Engineering BSc Electronic & Electrical Eng.
1st Dan Black Belt 8th Kup, Yellow Belt
Meet the Instructors
Simon Pritchett Kat Davis
- 2nd Degree Black Belt (ITF) - 2nd Degree Black Belt (ITF)
- Multiple Gold Medal winner in Taekwondo - Qualified Instructor
- Qualified Instructor - Qualified First Aider
- Qualified First Aider
- 2nd Degree Black Belt (ITF)
- Qualified Instructor