Taekwondo is a traditional martial art which is based upon the ancient martial heritage of , spanning a period of almost 2000 years. It is now an official Olympic Sport and is practiced by 60 million people worldwide, making it one of the most, if not the most popular martial art in the world today.
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is the governing body for Taekwondo, with over 185 member nations. The Kukkiwon is The World Taekwondo Headquarters and the only official organisation authorised to issue Dan (Black Belt) certification. The British Taekwondo Control Board (BTCB) is the only national governing body for WTF Taekwondo in Great Britain . All recognised WTF Taekwondo clubs must be registered with the BTCB.
The London Taekwondo Academy (LTA) is a group member of the BTCB. The LTA was established in 1994 by Master Usman Dildar. Our program offers to teach you how to recognise and deal with situations in which self-defence may be required. We aim to bring out the positive qualities in our members and help them to develop patience, confidence, self-discipline, inner calm, and a consistently positive mental attitude to overcome fear and self-doubt.
To be successful in Taekwondo requires patience, self-discipline, and serious dedicated training. The LTA offers a carefully planned program teaching effective self-defence, strength development, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and Olympic style fighting techniques, through a combination of mental and physical training.
The LTA holds squad training sessions every Sunday for experienced fighters. The academy regularly participates in national and international championships, in which we frequently win the first place overall team trophy.