Coaching the Combat Sport of Taekwondo.

Olympic & Paralympic Taekwondo has evolved into a unique high profile combat sport in its own right, with clubs and coaches offering specific training sessions for aspiring athletes wanting to progress and take part in the exciting domestic and international competition circuits.

British Taekwondo are working with our high-performance partners at GB Taekwondo and our own Sport Performance Department to create a range of combat sport specific technical support programmes, syllabuses and advanced coach qualifications for club coaches to develop their skills and improve standards.

To support this, a unique sport progression model will also be developed for members specialising in, or only practising the combat sport, with the roll out of a recognised “Sport Black Belt” syllabus, pathway and teaching materials.

Coaches can start their journey with the generic Assistant Coach Award covering helpful topics such as safeguarding, teaching methodology, “brilliant basics” and mentoring.

For coaches wishing to open and lead clubs, the British Taekwondo Club Coach qualification will be available in 2022.

If you are a coach wanting to move into the combat sport as a specialised area, or to open additional classes in the combat sport, please contact our development team at for advice.

Keep checking the website for further details of combat sport specific initiatives – coming soon.