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Welcome to Teesside University Taekwon-do

Our classes run at Teesside University’s Olympia building. Open to all University students, our taster sessions run throughout the year. Pop along to a class, or get in touch if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Update

For the 2020/21 academic year Teesside University has made the decision not to allow any indoor clubs. Unfortunately this means that there will be no Taekwon-do sessions available at the University until further notice. We are awaiting Teesside University’s decision to allow clubs to return beyond this, but currently we have no information.

While we cannot offer classes at the University, we offer classes via our local Taekwon-do school in the surrounding areas. Details of these classes are available on www.nest-tkd.com and https://www.facebook.com/NorthEastSchoolsTKD, please get in touch with us for more information.

How to Get Involved

Facebook Group

Join our Facebook group for the latest news and information about classes, taster sessions, and chat to our students.

Come Meet Us!

Come to one of our classes and join in! Just wear something comfortable and bring plenty of water. We ask that you pop along at least 10 minutes before to meet our instructors and fill out a licencing form.

UKTA & NEST annual licencing and insurance fee of £35 must be paid each year, this will be payable to your instructor after your free taster sessions. Uniform (dobok) and equipment (sparring ppe) costs vary, speak with your instructor for further details. Teesside University Club membership fees apply and are available from the Student’s Union Club page.

Our Classes

Tuesday 7pm-9pm

Teesside University Olympia Building

Sunday 4pm-6pm

Teesside University Olympia Building

Students are also able to attend the local NEST Taekwon-do classes that run several times throughout the week. If you wish to attend these sessions please speak with your instructor.

Meet the Team

Our Instructors

Mr Christopher Black

Mr Christopher Black

V Degree – Chief Instructor

Mr Rick B

Mr Rick Bairstow

I Degree – Assistant Instructor

Miss Nicole Olagesin

Miss Nicole Olagesin

II Degree

Mr Alex Esplin

Mr Alex Esplin

I Degree