Building confidence and fitness for all ages


The Academy welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds. 

As a student you can expect professional and experienced trainers and – if you put the effort in – progression through the ITF recognised grades from white belt to black belt and beyond. 

But it’s not just about making the grade… it’s about fun, fitness and  learning skills for life that will last a lifetime.

All our trainers are insured, DBS checked, first-aid trained and graded by more senior ITF teachers. Senior Master Som was graded by the founder of TaeKwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi.

30+ Years Experience

Our club has been training for over 30 years in West London. We have the experience to offer a professional and safe environment for you and your children to achieve their best.

Family Friendly

We welcome all age groups from 5 years and up . All our trainers are DBS checked, trained in first aid. and fully insured.

Skills For Life

It's not just about fitness, flexibility and fun - TaeKwon-do is a great training for life: developing the confidence and discipline needed to succeed.

Experienced | Safe | Inspiring

Our Trainers

Som Mudgal

Senior Master - 8th Degree.

An internationally recognised 8th Degree Senior Master trained and promoted by the founder of Tae Kwon-Do & has over 50 years of experience in martial arts.
Master Som Mudgal has coached at a national level for 3 generations of the club, producing over 40 British title holders alone. He has also provided further senior support and guidance on a world level – including the 2011 North Korea World Championships!
Now, Master Mudgal’s focus is on working with the younger generation nurturing talent and continuing the art of ITF Tae Kwon-Do is at the core of his philosophy.


4th Degree - International Instructor

A 4th degree black belt with over two decades of experience in Tae Kwon-Do. Vani is the former two-time British champion and is currently the youngest international instructor our club has produced.


3rd Degree

A 3rd degree black belt with 19 years of experience in Tae Kwon-Do. Achieving his 1st Degree Blackbelt at the age of 7, Kartik has gone on to achieve multiple titles at British level. Kartik has performed at several international level seminars and was a former qualifier for the British squad.


3rd Degree

A 3rd degree blackbelt with over 20 years of experience in Tae Kwon-Do. Ram’s experience has helped support the club for a number of years and has proved invaluable in supporting the next generation.


2nd Degree

A 2nd degree blackbelt with over 15 years of experience. Pheobe has previously competed at British nationals for a number of years and has since taken an assisting role supporting the team.

Your Questions... Answered

Hopefully, you’ll find answers below to any of your questions but the best way to make sure is to just come along to one of our training sessions and ask any of our trainers or students… 

The Greater London TaeKwondo Academy is affiliated with the  International TaeKwondo Federation (ITF). ITF was founded in March 1966 by Genral Choi Hong Hi in Seoul, South Korea.

Yes. We teach the TaeKwondo tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. We have students that joined as children and persevered through to their black belts. They are really good people, and we think TaeKwondo helped. And it’s really fun having the whole family involved!

You get out of it what you put into it. And most classes you’ll have the opportunity for an excellent cardiovascular workout.

Yes you can. Everyone has different levels of flexibility, and it is an important part of fitness, and over time it will improve. A lack of flexibility will not affect your ability to fully take part our classes.

We take children as young as three.

The ITF grading system consists of six solid coloured belts (white or 10th grade, yellow, green, blue, red and black or 1st dan) with coloured 'tips' in between . Beyond the black belt are the 8 further dan grades that lead to Grand Master (9th dan).

Like any sport, injuries are possible. By teaching correct technique as a first priority, injuries are minimised. We always make sure we warm up and skilful use of our bodies is not an add-on - it's central to TaeKwondo.

Our class charges are modest and you're welcome to attend free taster sessions to see if it's right for you.  If you decide to become a regular you'll need a uniform.

All classes are mixed-age, mixed-rank. The instructor manages the class depending upon which students are present. This is actually more challenging for the instructor, but results in opportunities for higher belts to help lower belts by example and direct assistance. Many of our classes have men, women, boys, girls, and ages 3 to 60+!

When you first begin, just wear comfortable clothing. tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt is fine. If you decide to train beyond the tasters sessions we will guide you with regards to getting a uniform.

We encourage families to start together. When you all start at the same time it means you can encourage and support each other.