Fishponds Taekwon-do Academy is family run by instructor Mrs Karen Lear 5th degree black belt & assistant instructor Mr David Lear 4th degree black belt
Welcome to Fishponds Taekwondo, we hope you will be able to find everything you need to know on our website. However, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
We aim to teach our classes in a fun and friendly atmosphere, however still maintaining the correct etiquette which is very important in any aspect of martial arts.
Fishponds Taekwondo are proud members of UKITF.
We hope to see you soon, but for now please have a browse and enjoy!
Translated from Korean, ‘Tae’ literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. ‘Kwon’ means to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. ‘Do’ means art, way or method. Therefore Taekwon-do means foot, hand way.
Korean martial arts began more than 2000 years ago, and have evolved into what we know as Taekwon-do.
Today, Taekwon-do has many followers throughout the world. It is considered to be one of the most effective forms of self defence and is also a highly effective way of providing mental and physical self development.