About The Club

The University of Nottingham Taekwondo club was established in 1994, by students Gary Skinner, Andrew Smith and a few other keen individuals. Taekwondo is a fun, fast and effective martial art which helps improve coordination, confidence, flexibility and general fitness, while equipping one for real-life self-defence. We practise the WT (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 (BSTF) Championship Series each year, as well as National TTA Tournaments. In 2017 the club also sent four athletes to the European University Sports Association Taekwondo Championships.

As part of the Traditional Taekwondo Association (TTA), 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 including our performance coach Colin West (4th Dan).

We have four training sessions per week aimed at different abilities:

Monday 19:30 – 21:30     (Free training )

Tuesday 18:00 – 20:00    (Core training)

Thursday 19:00 – 21:00   (Core training)

Saturday 11:00 – 14:00     (Yellow belts and up)

We also offer performance squad training sessions, speak to our instructor if you are interested in applying.

Beginners are welcome to attend the Tuesday or Thursday sessions to try out Taekwondo- your first session is always free!

For more information please  contact the club committee.