Welcome to James Freer's Tae Kwon do Academy. Tae Kwon do is a Korean martial art that will improve your fitness, strength, flexibility, self-confidence, self - defence skills, co-ordination ....and much more! We have clubs in Leicester, Loughborough, Syston and Groby. Men, women & children train together in a safe environment and help and encourage each other to develop. We also have numerous social events and get-togethers.
James Freer has been a martial artist for over 30 years, and in that time has produced National and World champions...and currently has over 100 Black Belts! The Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) is the largest organisation of its kind in the UK and is recognised by UK Sport.
At the Taekwondo International World Championships 2016 in Birmingham, some of our students became World Champions, in Individual Patterns, Team Patterns and Sparring. More pictures on our Facebook page (see link below)
Tae Kwon Do is derived from several martial arts, with its main influence being Korean 'Tae-Kyon Kick Fighting' and Japanese Karate. Literally translated , 'Tae' is to kick or smash with the feet, 'Kwon' means to intercept or strike with the hand and 'Do' is the way or the art. Thus, Tae Kwon Do is the use of the hands and feet to swiftly overcome an attacker. Tae Kwon Do is generally recognised as one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, which teaches more than mere physical fighting skills. It is a discipline which shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. It is also a modern sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics