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'The Art of Hand and Foot Fighting'


- Improve Physical Fitness

-Relieve Stress

-Increased Mental Well-being

-Builds Self-Esteem

-Self-defence and Skill Acquisition

Hi, my name is David Hughes, the founder of HF Martial Arts

I run the Thornton and Wrose venues, and head the ITF Taekwon-do programmes at our venues. Martial Arts have been a lifelong passion of mine, starting from aged 12 when my Dad dragged me to my first lesson, even though I was adamant I wasn't going to go!

From the moment I stepped through the doors of my first lesson, it's changed my life forever and I've carried that passion through to our schools.  Having trained as both an adult and a junior, and having a continued competitive career which started aged 12 years, I know the benefits for all ages that martial arts can provide, which is why I decided to open up our first ever school back in 2014. 

Whether you're looking for a bit of fitness, to socialise, build confidence or push yourself to further your limits and see what you can achieve, there's so many benefits to starting martial arts but the toughest thing is definitely making that first choice to give it a go and walk through the doors for your very first lesson. 

That's why we offer a 2 week free trial period so you can give it a go, see how you or your child do, and then can make a no-pressure decision from there. Give it a go, it may just change your life!


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What is ITF Taekwon-do?

ITF Taekwon-do was created in the Korean Army in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi. It literally translates to 'Foot Fist Way', or the Art of hand and foot fighting. 

Our Taekwon-do programme is headed by Mr. Hughes, 4th Degree Black Belt and certified International Instructor. Mr. Hughes has a continuing competitive career including honours such as the English Championship to his name. 

We run classes from both our Thornton and Wrose venues, and have been since March 2014. We also have a tournament team, 'Team Bradford', which competes regularly in tournaments throughout the UK with honours. 

Our clubs are overseen by two governing bodies, notably the "ITF Union" which is one of the largest Taekwon-do bodies in the world. As part of our membership, all our members receive officially recognised and ratified grades within the ITF rulings, that are valid wherever they train throughout the globe. 

We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced classes from aged 3 and upwards. For further information, click the relevant link below or click 'book now' to redeem your exclusive free trial offer!

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Fill in the contact details below, and receive 2 weeks free! When you sign as a full-time member, you will also receive 33% off your uniform when you join. 

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