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President: Olivia Essem -


DUTKD is one of Team Durham’s youngest clubs. We are a small, friendly club comprised of both students and members of the public who are passionate about the exciting and dynamic Korean martial art of Taekwondo!

Taekwondo, an Olympic sport since 2000, originates from Korea, and loosely translates as ‘the art of hand and foot fighting’. We practice the style of Taekwondo of the World Taekwondo Federation (W.T.F.), with an emphasis upon fast kicks, powerful hand techniques, traditional patterns of movements, breaking and sparring.

At DUTKD, we train twice a week, and training with us is a great way to get fit, meet people from all walks of life and enhance your self-confidence and mental discipline. DUTKD liaises with a regional family of Taekwondo clubs- Taekwondo Tigers- which provides our instructor and the opportunity for students who train regularly to complete Promotion Tests to earn the next coloured belt and work towards black belt!

Students with experience of other Taekwondo styles are also more than welcome to train.

Training with DUTKD is a fantastic opportunity for students with previous experience of W.T.F. Taekwondo, and senior students often play an active role in leading parts of the classes and teaching and helping new students.

We hope to see you at one of our training sessions soon!