About Strike Taekwondo Established September 2000 by Lisa Winteridge, 2nd Dan Black Belt. Strike Taekwondo began in a small church hall in Crossroads, Keighley, West Yorkshire. The first class saw 3 students take part with others watching. The class gradually grew over a number of years and moved to bigger premises to Oakworth Primary School followed by Oakbank School where the club ran for a number of years. Master Ben Mitchell becomes Strike’s first student to achieve Black Belt 1st Dan after testing in Glasgow, Scotland. 2010 Strike’s first premises are secured at Keighley Business Centre alongside Keighley Amateur Boxing Club. 2010 Strike’s Chief Instructor Lisa Winteridge, successfully achieves 4th Dan Black Belt after undergoing testing by G.M. Craig Waddington 8th Dan and Master Nigel Hudson. 2011 Master Lisa Winteridge travels to Seoul, South Korea, to visit and train with the Korean Masters at the home of Taekwondo - Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Academy. 2017 Strike Instructor Charlotte Jewsbury, opens Strike Skipton and becoming responsible for the growth of Taekwondo in Skipton, North Yorkshire. 2018 Strike moves to new premises in central Keighley at Millennium House. General Taekwondo Information

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‘Taekwondo' comes from the Korean words: Tae (Foot): A system of foot techniques Kwon (Fist): A system of hand techniques Do (Way): The way/art of; incorporating asian philosophy Put simply, Taekwondo means the art of hand and foot Brief History Taekwondo is a martial art which has developed from the early days of the tribes living on the Korean Peninsula. Before the use of weapons, combat techniques were developed for means of defense and offense. Even when weapons were developed, the bare-hand fighting techniques were still used to build physical strength and to show off physical strength during matches within tribal communities. Early history of the Korean peninsula describes 3 tribes living there carrying out such displays of unnarmed combat. These 3 tribes were known as Subak, Taekkyon and Takkyon from which Taekwondo developed.During the height of the Korean War in 1952 South korean President Syngman Rhee instructed Choi Hong Hi to introduce the martial arts to the Korean army. Syngman Rhee ordered that the various martial arts schools unify under a single system. It is unclear who submitted the name 'Taekwondo' but either Choi Hong Hi (of Oh Do Kwan) or Duk Sung Son (of Chung Do Kwan) did so and this was accepted April 11, 1955. The Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA) was formed in 1959/1961 to facilitate the unification. The International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was founded in 1966, followed by World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in 1973. More in depth information can be found at the Kukkiwon (Taekwondo Headquarters) website.
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About Strike Taekwondo

Established September 2000 by Lisa Winteridge, 2nd Dan Black Belt. Strike Taekwondo began in a small church hall in Crossroads, Keighley, West Yorkshire. The first class saw 3 students take part with others watching. The class gradually grew over a number of years and moved to bigger premises to Oakworth Primary School followed by Oakbank School where the club ran for a number of years. Master Ben Mitchell becomes Strike’s first student to achieve Black Belt 1st Dan after testing in Glasgow, Scotland. 2010 Strike’s first premises are secured at Keighley Business Centre alongside Keighley Amateur Boxing Club. 2010 Strike’s Chief Instructor Lisa Winteridge, successfully achieves 4th Dan Black Belt after undergoing testing by G.M. Craig Waddington 8th Dan and Master Nigel Hudson. 2011 Master Lisa Winteridge travels to Seoul, South Korea, to visit and train with the Korean Masters at the home of Taekwondo - Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Academy. 2017 Strike Instructor Charlotte Jewsbury, opens Strike Skipton and becoming responsible for the growth of Taekwondo in Skipton, North Yorkshire. 2018 Strike moves to new premises in central Keighley at Millennium House.