Master Mosy, 5th Dan instructor, established the Huddersfield Taekwondo Club in 2007. Classes were located at a number of different venues throughout the town and the club rapidly expanded. Since February 2010, the club boasts its own fully equipped centre for martial arts. This is situated in in Birkby, Premier Centre. In October 2011, the clubs name changed to ‘Premier Taekwondo’ and with this came the new branches that opened outside the Huddersfield area in Mirfield, Batley and Dewsbury. In addition to this, there is now our satellite venues located around Huddersfield including Huddersfield Leisure Centre and Almondbury Sports Centre, as well as our main full time venue in Birkby.
Our Taekwondo club is constantly working with the local council, schools and other educational institutions to provide after school clubs for children. It is the club’s philosophy that ‘every child matters’ and every child should have the chance to train in Taekwondo. Premier Taekwondo is a non-profit organisation allowing the committee to keep fees to a minimum. Every Taekwondo club has the right to apply directly for membership to the National Governing Body for Taekwondo in United Kingdom, i.e. British Taekwondo. British Taekwondo, as the NGB for World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is keen to minimise disruption between its clubs, member groups and individual members resulting from issues of competition between clubs, groups or individuals. Should a formal complaint be made, this will be managed under the British Taekwondo Disciplinary procedures.
Taekwondo is taught at the Olympic level at our centres. Master Mosy proudly reveals that the club currently accommodates over 500 members. Classes are tailored for all levels of experience and all ages. These include Lil Dragons for mini Olympic champions in the making, ladies only classes for those wanting to learn self-defence, and the extremely popular sparring classes.
Premier Taekwondo is always striving to improve the venue and the classes on offer. Several of the clubs students have successfully worked their way up to Black Belt and are fully qualified instructors working at many of the centres mentioned above. With their support, sessions are available seven days a week.
Why not come and have a go? Taekwondo can help improve your confidence, fitness, flexibility and most importantly it’s fun and enjoyable. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or new to the sport, you are always welcome at Premier Taekwondo.