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, 8th Dan 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:

New additional first aiders: Mrs Sarah Selway and Mr Ben Ford.

Next Grading coloured belts:  Sunday 30th June. Haxby Academy 11.15am

Congratulations to the following students on achieving their Black belt Dan grades.

Judith Pearson 4th Dan – Craig Shutt 3rd Dan – Daniel Slawson 3rd Dan

Mattia Chan 3rd Dan – Ben Ford 1st Dan – Thomas Carr 1st Dan

Public classses at Haxby Academy run all year.

Training times:

Tuesdays:  Juniors 6-7pm – Seniors 7-8.30pm – Thursdays Seniors 7-8.30pm

York University: Students-Sports Hall Monday’s 5-6pm

Private lessons with Master Sparks at his studio by appointment.

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 York University student’s.