Taekwondo is centered on moves, steps and shapes which represent fighting situations, but has no confrontational element.

As a combat sport, Taekwondo is more formal and features rules and point-scoring methods.

Why is it good for me?

Taekwondo can help to increase strength, flexibility, concentration and reflexes.

How much does it cost?

Costs vary between clubs, but lots of places offer a free taster session.

What equipment do I need?

If you are attending a ‘taster’ session, the club may provide you with protective equipment free of charge.

Loose sportswear, such as jogging bottoms and sweatshirt should be fine for a beginner.

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