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 10th December. Haxby Academy 12 noon

Black Belt  training and dan grading October.

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 Friday’s 4-5pm

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.