About The Club
In the Aberdeen University Taekwon-Do Club (AUTKD for short), we practice the ITF style of Taekwon-Do, which was developed in April 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi. He studied Shotokan Karate and the Korean martial art Taek Kyon, both of which influenced the development of Taekwon-Do as we know it today. AUTKD is affiliated to Master Murdoch's Independent Taekwon-Do School (ITS). All students who wish to train with AUTKD should be a member of ITS and all promotion tests will be examined by Master Murdoch (7th Dan). For more information about ITS, please visit their website.
What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do is a martial art that was developed by General Choi Hong Hi in April 1955 and is widely known for its foot techniques. However, that is not all there is to Taekwon-Do, as it literally means "The Way of the Hand and the Foot" or "Foot Fist Art”. As the name implies, We practice a variety of techniques across a range disciplines. Originally a martial art used in the military, it is now more commonly known for its self defence aspects, a fundamental concept in Taekwon-Do.
Utilising many concepts from the field of physics, Taekwon-Do is dynamic and one of the most powerful martial arts today. Training over time will enhance your fitness, flexibility and well-being. It builds your confidence and promotes both the discipline and ability to defend yourself should you ever see yourself in a dangerous situation.
AUTKD gives you the opportunity to enter the dojang after a hard day of studying and leave it completely relaxed and satisfied with yourself. You are given the opportunity to develop your skills in a friendly and supporting environment. You will also have the opportunity to find new and great friends outside of training during our frequent events such as competitions, seminars and our many socials!