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Welcome to the UKGT

On this site you will find information for the schools, instructors and students participating in one of the UK's leading Taekwon-Do organisations. The UKGT is dedicated to supporting students of all ages, helping them achieve their full potential, and preparing them for major competitions and events.

About Taekwon-Do

Taekwon-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.

Translated from Korean, "Tae" literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. "Kwon" means a fist - chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. "Do" means art, way or method. Taekwon-Do indicates the technique of unarmed combat for self-defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interception with the hands, arms and feet to the rapid destruction of the opponent.

To the Korean people Taekwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements. It also implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in instilling a concept and spirit of self imposed discipline and an ideal of noble moral rearmament.

In these days of violence and intimidation, which seem to plague our modern societies, Taekwon-Do enables the weak to possess a fine weapon with which to defend himself or herself and to defeat the opponent as well.

Major General Choi Hong Hi

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Taekwon-Do was inaugurated on April 11th 1955 after extensive research and development by the founder Major General Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan.

Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, 9th Dan, first introduced it into the UK in 1967.