Alan Sparks Schools of Taekwondo


The Alan Sparks School of Taekwondo is based in York, UK.

The school was established in 1983 and is taught by Master Alan Sparks, 7th Degree Black Belt.

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, which although having roots in the ancient Orient, was developed to its present day form in the middle of this century.

Translated from Korean “Tae” literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. “Kwon” means a fist, mainly to destroy or punch with the fist. “Do” is a well known term meaning way, method or art.

Taekwondo is generally interpreted as meaning: The Way of Hand and Foot

Taekwondo incorporates many areas, such as self defence, flexibility, discipline, confidence and fitness building.

It is one of the most effective forms of unarmed combat.  More »


News and Events:

Good News!! Classes start again from Tuesday 14th September 2021. Please see training times. I look forward to seeing you soon.

New Training times from Tuesday 5th of October.  Tuesdays and Thursdays Juniors 6-7pm Seniors 7-8.30pm

Master Alan Sparks

School Merchandise:

Approved sparring equipment, Embroidered school fleece jackets – Hoodie’s – Sweat shirts –  Sports bag’s etc are available. Please see Master Sparks  for details.

Discount training fee’s for University student’s.