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:

Next Grading:  Sunday 18th September Haxby Academy 10am

New Training times:

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

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.