Introduction and club history

Want to increase your fitness, improve your confidence, or just pick up some self-defence skills? Then Taekwondo could be the sport for you.

Taekwondo, meaning 'the art of hand and foot', is a powerful type of unarmed combat designed to be used for self defence. It involves the scientific use of the body, developed through intensive physical and mental training.

In Taekwondo, the discipline of the art must go hand in hand with learning its physical advantages, so the first lesson that students learn are the five tenets of Taekwondo, which are courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.

What does a typical season involve?

As well as weekly training sessions, the club participates in competitions and events, and organises social activities. If you are interested to know more, please get in touch using the email address below.

Training

Classes generally consist of warm-up exercises, physical training, flexibility, technical training, self defence, and sparring drills including pad work.  

Training takes place on Monday (7.30-9.30pm) and Thursday (8-10pm) evenings in Studio 1 at Oriam with instructor Mr Frank Lindsay 

How do I join the club?

To join the Taekwondo club, you can either join Oriam, then pay an additional club membership fee of £10 or you can pay-as-you-play at £3.10 per session for existing Heriot-Watt students. You can pay memberships online on the Oriam website.