Welcome to the University College Cork TAEKWON-DO Club. Feel free to browse around the site which is designed to provide readers with a wealth of information about our Club, events, the spirit of the Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do. The club was founded in 1984 and has consistently been one of the most popular martial art clubs. The club has a mix of new beginners and experienced students who have been training in their local clubs.
The club caters to new beginners with separate dedicated class as well as an advanced class for those who have experience or have gained a coloured belt by successfully passing a grading test. There are no class fees plus we have loaner sets of hand and foot pads for new members (you need to get your own gum shield and males need to get a groin guard when we start sparring).
If your primary focus is to learn self-defence and you want to get into great shape, then this program is for you. These classes are fast paced, and upbeat. Constantly moving, you are going to get your heart pumping.
In this class, you are actually learning the basics of Tae Kwon Do while getting a great whole body workout. We take the time to teach you the correct way to punch and kick so are constantly improving. It is this constant learning and acquiring new skills that keeps you coming back. You will see yourself growing and consistently attaining new levels of skill and fitness.
As you progress in your training, you will be eligible to attend the advanced level Tae Kwon Do classes. This is where you will start learning to actually apply what you have learnt. This is done with partner drills and free sparring. You will continue to learn the art of Tae Kwon Do including basic and advanced self defense against one or more unarmed or armed aggressors, one step sparring (basic, advanced, model), point sparring, continuous sparring, two against one sparring, destruction (breaking), special techniques and much more.
So, whatever your needs, we have a program that will help you reach your goals. Give us a call or just drop by. We would be happy to see you . Please note beginners are welcome anytime to come along and join in anytime on Monday or Wednesday nights. If you already have a belt in any style of ITF or WT then come along and join in the fun – we are always looking for new members who want to compete in the annual intervarsity competition against Taekwon-Do clubs from other irish universities.