What is Taekwon-do?

 What is Tae Kwon-Do?

Tae Kwon-Do is a self defence martial art that originated in Korea.

When it came to this country it was initially taught to the armed forces as an effective form of unarmed combat, but is now practised by millions of men, women and children worldwide.

Taekwon-Do focuses on using explosive blocking, kicking and punching techniques to disable an attacker.

Not just kicking and punching…

Taekwon-Do will benefit virtually anyone of any age, size or shape.

Learning to defend yourself is just the start, Taekwon-Do can also make you more confident, and fitter, increasing focus, power, inner strength and self discipline.

You will burn between 900 and 1400 CALORIES in a session!

Also see:
What to expect in a Taekwon-do session
Why the name iceni Taekwon-do


Who are the GTUK?

The GTUK is the second largest association teaching Taekwon-Do in this country and has an extensive network of clubs in the United Kingdom.

It is a member of the British Taekwon-Do Council (B.T.C) which is recognised by the Sports Council as the only Governing body for Taekwon-Do in the United Kingdom.

All GTUK instructors have current DBS checks and constantly update their knowledge of the art by attending technical courses and seminars, and are fully qualified to teach you.

The GTUK has a strict child protection policy in place.

Grand Master Oldham IX

The head of the GTUK is Grand Master Roy Oldham (9th degree).  He was one of the first people in the United Kingdom to be awarded his black belt by Grandmaster Rhee Ki Ha.

. . . Also see more about GMO’s history here:

GrandMaster Rhe Ki Ha is the man who introduced Taekwon-Do to the UK in 1967.

ITF International Taekwon-do Federation

The style of Taekwon-do that we practice, as originated by the founder of Taekwon-do
General Choi Hong Hi in 1955. The first recognised ITF was formed in 1966.


Want to Get Fit and Stay Fit?

Then come and try Taekwon-do.

Our students come from all over the region to train with us, Norwich, Lowestoft, Loddon, Southwold, Leiston, Wrentham, Haddiscoe, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Oulton Broad, Framingham, Eye, Halesworth, Harleston . . .

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Our Training Techniques includes:

hand and feet martial arts techniques
kicking, punching, blocking, jumping…

fighting patterns

semi-contact sparring

full contact bag work

breaking techniques of boards

street wise self defence

National belt gradings and tournaments

GTUK England Squad training opportunities

Great friendly club atmosphere, ideal for families and individuals building fitness and self confidence.

The youngest students in the club are 6 years old and there is no upper age limit, we’ll help you work at your level.

This is more than just a martial art… It’s a way of life!

Courtesy – Integrity – Perseverance – Self-Control – Indomitable Spirit

 GTUK East

GTUK East Senior Instructor Mr Clinton Gillett VI

Mr Gillett is also the Instructor for the Bungay Taekwondo Club

Affiliated to:

Open ITF Taekwondo

Who are the B.T.C.

The British Taekwon-Do Council is recognised by the Sports Council as the only
Governing body for Taekwon-do in the UK.

child protection in sport

ICENI Taekwon-do is a member of the British Taekwondo Council, the National Governing Body for Taekwondo. The BTC has achieved NSPCC Advanced Standards in Safeguarding. ICENI Taekwon-do adheres to all of the BTC’s Safeguarding policies and procedures.