About The Club

The University of Nottingham Taekwondo club was established in 1994, by students Andrew Smith and Gary Skinner and a few other keen individuals. Taekwondo is a fun, fast, effective martial art which helps improving coordination, self-confidence, flexibility and general fitness, while equipping one for real-life self-defence. We practise the WTF (Olympic) form of the Korean Martial Art through an enjoyable and rewarding syllabus of competition sparring, pattern-work and self-defence.  The traditional style of Taekwondo is taught in our club, with a knowledge of the scientific principles as well as a sound basis in medicine and physiotherapy.


We are a friendly, open club, and we get involved in numerous social outings and trips to national events, both to compete and spectate. We take part in the British Student Taekwondo Federation’s National Championships each year, while senior club members also attend international competitions.  Our club has achieved the Gold STARS Award this year for the fourth time in a row.

As part of the Traditional Taekwondo Association, all our members are personally graded by Grandmaster T. K. Loh (9th Dan). The club is instructed by Gary Skinner (5th Dan) and is assisted by several other BTC registered instructors.

Beginners are always welcome and can come to a training session on a Monday (6-8 pm) or Thursday (7-9 pm) at the University Park Sports Centre to find out more. Alternatively, you can contact the club committee for more details.  The first session is always free and membership only costs £6 per year.