LSE TKD at 2018 BSTF Nationals in Worcestershire

Welcome to LSE TKD!

The LSE Taekwondo Club mainly focuses on: padwork/kicking, self-defence, poomsae (patterns) and sparring. Compared with traditional taekwondo clubs, our club has a unique emphasis on self-defence, combining traditional WTF Taekwondo forms with other martial art forms (Muay Thai, Ho Shin Sool, Eskrima) to give you the most practical training.

The LSE Taekwondo Club is run by Kian Lun Wong and Helmut Tang.

Kian has been an instructor at the LSE since 1995. He holds a 4th Dan WTF Black Belt rank and is passionate about teaching self-defence. This means that the Taekwondo club benefits from Kian’s extensive knowledge of Ho Shin Sool (close quarter combat), Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do and Kali Eskrima (stick and knife), bringing a high degree of pragmatism and realism to fighting and self-defense techniques. 

Helmut, a former alumni, has been with the LSE club since 2011 and is an enthusiast for sparring and padwork. He formerly trained with the (former) national champions at Southampton University throughout his undergraduate degree and has taken roles of being a coach, instructor, and mentor for the club’s students. His accolades include performing wonderful side kicks on his students and improving the overall fitness of the club.

We train three times a week, Tuesdays 19:00 till 20:30 in the Badminton Courts, and Thursdays 18:00 till 20:00 in the Old Gym which are located in the basement of the Old Building. We will also be holding competition-focused trainings on Saturdays 11:00-13:00 Badminton Courts. 

Give-it-a-go sessions will be the three sessions under normal trainings times, the week commencing 30 Sept. 

In addition to regular trainings, things to look out for throughout the year with the club include socials, participation/ supporting in competitions, joint trainings with other tertiary teams and also events such as Close Quarter Combat (CQC) workshops.

We welcome students throughout the year at any skill level. With your first two sessions free, you are welcome to give-it-a-go anytime!

Membership for LSE Students are as follows:
Monthly Membership: £15

Please email our club secretary, Bella, at if you have any queries and do follow us on Facebook (LSE Taekwondo Club) and Instagram for the latest updates. We hope to see you soon!

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