TaeKwon-Do is the art of self defence founded by the Korean General named Choi Hong Hi. TaeKwon-Do was officially recognised on 11th April 1955 when General Choi after exhaustive researching, developing and experimentation proclaimed TaeKwon-Do, to the world, as a completely valid and unique martial art having a basic Korean origin.

Translated literally ‘Tae’ stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot. ‘Kwon’ denotes the fist – chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. ‘Do’ means an art or way – the right way built and paved by saints and sages of the past.

TaeKwon-Do is a martial art that has no equal in either power or technique, which has been developed using the principles of modern science. It provides the practitioner with a fine weapon to defend him or herself. Used wrongly, TaeKwon-Do can be a lethal weapon, therefore mental training must always be stressed to prevent the student from misusing it and to promote a strong sense of justice, fortitude, humility and resolve.

Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree

1918 – 2002


TaeKwon-Do aims to achieve:

  • Courtesy (Ye Ui)
  • Integrity (Yom Chi)
  • Perseverance (In Nae)
  • Self Control (Guk Gi)
  • Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)


I will observe the Tenets of TaeKwon-Do

i will respect the instructor and seniors

i will never misuse TaeKwon-Do

I shall be a champion of freedom and justice

l shall build a more peaceful world


Attention Charyot One Hana
Bow Kyong Ye Two Dool
Ready Junbi Three Set
Start Sijak Four Net
Stop Guman Five Dasot
Return to Ready Posture Pharo Six Yosot
At Ease Swiyo Seven Ilgop
Turn Around Dwiyo Dora Eight Yodul
Forwards Nagagi Nine Ahup
Backwards Duruogi Ten Yol
To the Left Jaro
To the Right Uro
Dismiss Hae San


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Sections of the Body

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Offensive kicks

Front Snap Kick Ball of the Foot, – Ap Kumchi

Instep – Baldung,

Knee – Moorup

Toes – Balkut

Side Piercing Kick Footsword – Balkal
Turning Kick Ball of the Foot – Ap KumchiInstep – Baldung

Knee – Moorup

Toes – Balkut

Back Piercing Kick Footsword – Balkal
Reverse Turning Kick Backheel  – Dwitchook
Reverse Hooking Kick Backheel  – Dwitchook
Downward Kick Backheel  – Dwitchook
Pressing Kick Footsword – Balkal
Inward Vertical Kick Reverse Footsword -Balkal dung
Outward Vertical Kick Footsword – Balkal
Upward Kick Knee – Moorup
Twisting Kick Ball of the Foot, – Ap KumchiInstep – Baldung,

Knee – Moorup

Toes – Balkut

Defensive Kicks

Side Checking Kick Side Sole – Yop Bal Badak
Hooking Kick Side Instep – Yop Baldung
Crescent Kick Side Sole – Yop Bal Badak
Front Rising Kick Ball of the Foot, – Ap Kumchi
Side Rising Kick Footsword – Balkal




White Belt 10th Kup to Yellow Tag 9th Kup


So the sad day has come when all the venues I use have closed due to the coronavirus Covid-19 problem until further notice. (hopefully not too much longer)

It is such a shame, as I have so many enthusiastic students who are almost as Taekwon-do crazy as I am.

As well as my obsession, Taekwon-do is my main job, so I am going to be very lost over the next month or so.

I will put up some posts/videos on our ‘Extreme Taekwon-do’ Facebook page to keep everyone ticking over. Please feel free to send messages/videos via Facebook.

You could send pattern videos for me to give some comments on or impress me with some videos of how many side kicks or turning kicks you can do in 1 minute in the living room (carefully !) or jumping kicks in the garden. I can of course answer questions and recommend or make videos.

Keep in contact and hope for a return to normality soon.

Unfortunately, we are not sure what will happen with the annual Summer camp this year yet. We will keep you posted.

Keep an eye on this site for the latest updates..

Master Russell Dennis 8th Dan