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Tae Kwon Do

LSE Taekwondo is a diverse and growing family that trains and plays hard together, all levels welcome!

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About us

Welcome to LSESU Taekwondo!

We take pride on our inclusive and tightly knit community. From complete beginners to national champions, freshers to alumni, undergraduates to postgraduates. No matter your background, we’ll keep you entertained, so make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!

If you’re looking to stay involved, connected, and making the most out of your time here at LSE, then there is no better place to get you started. This is your opportunity to push yourself, reach your limits and find a family that is truly going to support you.

We are lucky to have two experienced and passionate coaches whom will join you on your training journey. Kian has been with LSESU Taekwondo since the late 1990s. He holds the rank of 6th Dan Taekwondo, 3rd Dan Hapkido, has an extensive knowledge of a wide variety of martial arts, and is a keen instructor on self-defence. Helmut, a former alumni, has been with the club since 2011. He’s an enthusiast for sparring and padwork, and will show no hesitation (nor mercy) when it comes to demonstrating his techniques and sharing his earnest training regime.

This is in addition to our team players whom will always be willing to lend you a helping hand to improve your abilities and build up your confidence. There are numerous opportunities for you to train, shape up, play casually and share some fun, too. So really, whatever you’re looking for, we probably got you covered. *wink*

In addition to our regular training sessions, we have three formal competitions spread across the year plus any friendly matches we strike up against other unis. Moreover, our social activities in the past have involved many team dinners, outings, pizza nights, Zoo nights and karaoke. We are planning more exciting socials this year, so stay tuned!

It is important for us to find individuals who are motivated, dedicated, and have a knack for exploring something that is truly unique. If any of this resonates with you, then what’s the hesitation for? It’s the perfect opportunity for you to shake-off some steam and build friendships that will last you a lifetime. We promise.

Looking forward to welcoming you into the family!!!

Membership

Our membership will allow you to partake in our training sessions, run twice each week by our qualified coaches. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to participate in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions, with the anticipated finale allowing you way into joining nationals! This is in addition to other unformal matches played against other London universities and self-defence workshops organised throughout the year. If you so wish, we can even help you set-up your own session/ event!

All necessary training equipment is included during sessions. Additional club kit is subsidised by the club, and you will be able to benefit from our subsidies to competitions and trips within and outside of London.

Most importantly, this is your opportunity to meet new people and be part of a dynamic family. You are most welcome to join us at any point throughout the year. With your first two sessions free, you can get in touch with us at any time and simply give-it-a-go!

Events and Activities

  • Training sessions, on Tuesdays from 6-7.30pm@Russell Square Gardens and Saturdays 11am-1pm@Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Sessions are focused on padwork, kicking, sparring, self-defence and poomsae (patterns). In addition, some sessions will combine traditional WTF Taekwondo with other martial arts (e.g. Muay Thai, Ho Shin Sool, Eskrima).
  • BUCS competitions. Kindly note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Autumn Championship in Michaelmas term has been cancelled, but the Winter and Spring championships are scheduled to be held in February and March respectively.
  • Joint training sessions and cooperated events with other LSESU clubs and other London universities.
  • Self-defence workshops (postponed to LT)
  • Grading and belt ceremony (postponed to LT)
  • Regular club socials.

We’re also working on providing you with livestreams of sessions on instagram whenever possible. No excuses!

Contact Us

Have a chat with us during welcome fair! Our committee will be here from 9 to 5, answering all your questions. 

Think you have any questions we did not answer? Need that extra push to join the club? Simply click the link below and join our dedicated WhatsApp group. The goal is to get you involved as quickly as possible with no effort at all. It is also an opportunity for you to meet others in your position, make your LSESU TaeKwonDo debut, and start building new bonds.

So... Are you going to keep us waiting?

The shy type? No problem! You may also drop an email to our outreach officer anytime that you'd like (haha, that's me ;). Here's the address: g.m.aljabal@lse.ac.uk