North West Spirit Taekwondo

Taekwondo Schools in Liverpool, Halton & Knowsley

About Us

North West Spirit Taekwondo Schools are comprised of Halewood Taekwondo Club (now based in Garston & Hunts Cross), which was founded in 2007; and Whiston Taekwondo Club (based in Whiston & Runcorn), founded in 2013. 

The Halewood club practises traditional ITF style taekwondo, and is affiliated with Global Taekwondo International (GTI). The Whiston club practises 'Olympic' style taekwondo, and is affiliated with the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

   

We are a family-friendly martial arts organisation, with students of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds.  We have classes suitable for for beginners and advanced students; children and adults; casual attendees and dedicated tournament competitors.

We are dedicated to keeping taekwondo affordable, inclusive and available to all.  Training fees have been kept at low prices since classes began, and our students and coaches regularly raise funds to allow club members to save money and take advantage of the best opportunities.  Funds have already been used to purchase uniforms and equipment; to send students to a World Championships tournament; and to host a seminar with members of the Great Britain Olympic Taekwondo Team.

 

Our students regularly enjoy success at tournaments across the country, and we have several national and international champions - including six junior and two senior World Champions.  We also have a growing number of black belt students in both junior and senior age groups.

 

Our clubs have also enjoyed success at local sports awards ceremonies. 
In 2010, we won 1st place in both Club of the Year and Coach of the Year categories at Knowsley's Sport and Physical Activity Awards; and we went on to win Club of the Year at the Merseyside Sporting Champions event.  

 

At North West Spirit Taekwondo, we try to mix high standards of performance and discipline with a fun and friendly atmosphere.  Our coaches are dedicated to encouraging students to push beyond their expectations and to reach their full potential.

 

Our Awards:

2015 Knowsley Sports and Cultural Awards:
2nd place winner - Young Sportsperson of the Year (Josh Calland)
3rd place winner - Club of the Year (Whiston)  
 
2014 Knowsley Sports and Cultural Awards:
3rd place winner - Adult Volunteer of the Year (Deb Davies)
3rd place winner - Club of the Year (Halewood)

 2013 Knowsley Sports and Cultural Awards:
2nd place winner - Coach of the Year (Chris Davies)
3rd place winner - Club of the Year (Halewood)

  2012 Knowsley Sport and Physical Activity Awards:
2nd place winner - Coach of the Year (Chris Davies)
3rd place winner - Young Sportsperson of the Year (Lauren Butler)

  2011 Knowsley Sport and Physical Activity Awards: 
1st place winner - Volunteer of the Year (Eddie Calland)
2nd place winners - Adult Active Achiever of the Year (Eddie Calland and Lucy Sanders)

2010 Knowsley Sport and Physical Activity Awards: 
Winner - Club of the Year (Halewood)
Winner - Coach of the Year (Chris Davies)

2010 Merseyside Sporting Champions Dinner:
Winner - Club of the Year (Halewood)

 



What is Tae Kwon-Do?

Tae Kwon-Do comes from an ancient form of unarmed combat practiced for many centuries in the Orient.  It became perfected in its current form in South Korea. 

'Tae'     'Kwon'     'Do'

 Foot           Fist           Way

 Translated from Korean, ‘Tae’ literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot.  ‘Kwon’ means a fist, chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist.  ‘Do’ means art, way or method. 

Tae Kwon-Do is the technique of unarmed combat for self-defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges, and interception with the hands, arms and feet.

Tae Kwon-Do is similar in many ways to both karate and kickboxing.

 

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