U.L TaeKwonDo Club

So what is TaeKwonDo? It's a Korean Martial Art, one of only two such recognised by the Olympic council, and literally means "The Art of Hand And Foot". TaeKwonDo is renowned for it's kicking and leg techniques, and here at U.L TaeKwonDo we like to think that we provide a well-rounded, fun and rewarding training experience to all our members, new and returning. U.L TaeKwonDo Club is one of the longest-running martial arts clubs on campus here in U.L., with the club training 3 times a week, Mondays at 18:00, Wednesday at 21:00 and Thursdays at 18:50. All training sessions take place on campus, in the PESS (Old Sports) Building. Membership for the club starts at just EUR5 for undergraduates for the entire academic year - that's a year's training sessions for the price of a pint! The club organises a grading every term for members, where you can test for your next belt (grade) in TaeKwonDo and advance from white belt towards that much-vaunted black belt.

TaeKwonDo itself is a Korean Martial art which can trace it's origins back to the 4th century B.C. It is one of only 2 martial arts recognised by the Olympic Games Committee, and is renowned for it's kicking and leg techniques.

The TaeKwonDo club here in UL are part of an association which also introduces elements from boxing, grappling and self defense styles to make a complete martial arts. There's something in TaeKwonDo for everybody, and fun/craic for all :)

As well as training, the club have a lively and active social life, with regular social outings to give people a chance to relax and get to know one another outside of the dojang. Regular nights out in the Scholars Bar, training weekend(s) away and invited seminars are just some of the events we try to organise for people outside of the regular training hours. The club is remarkably flexible and is always willing to listen and entertain the suggestions of any of it's members. So have an idea for something fun? Then by all means, let us know about it!

To put TaeKwonDo into perspective, If you’re looking to get fit whilst genuinely not feeling how gruelling it is come to Taekwondo. If you’re looking to protect yourself whilst also knowing how to be disciplined then come to Taekwondo. If you’re looking for an opportunity to make friends, go new places and just have a laugh then come to Taekwondo. 

The UL TaeKwonDo Club trains on campus in the PESS Building Mondays 6pm-8pm, Wednesdays 9pm-10:30pm and Thursdays 6:50pm to 8:15pm. Most people make 2 training sessions in the week. If you are interested in joining or finding out more about the club, email them at ul.taekwondo@gmail.com or they’re on FaceBook as well… simply search for “UL TaeKwonDo Club” or at facebook.com/UL.TaeKwonDo.