HSTS Taekwon-Do is the oldest ITF Taekwon-Do club in Hitchin and Hertfordshire, established in 1987. Under the leadership of Master Horan 8th Dan, who took over in 1990, the club has experienced remarkable growth. Today, we have branches in Hitchin, Stevenage, and Barton-Le-Clay, offering over 34 different classes throughout the week to more than 500 students.
At HSTS Taekwon-Do, we pride ourselves on maintaining a high instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring personalized attention for our members. With a team of 9 BTC registered Instructors and dedicated age-specific classes, we cater to individuals ranging from 4 years old to 60+. Our children’s classes are divided into 4-7 years, 8-12 years, and we also have classes for 13 years and adults. These age-specific classes allow us to maintain discipline while imparting the teachings of martial arts.
We are affiliated with prominent governing bodies in the UK, including the UTA, UK ITF, ITF, and BTC, which ensures that our club adheres to the highest standards of Taekwon-Do.
Master Horan, our chief instructor, possesses extensive experience, having attended seminars and instructor courses led by the late Gen.Choi Hong Hi, the founder of Taekwon-Do, as well as Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa 9th Dan, Gen.Choi Hong Hi’s son. This enables him to teach the true techniques of Taekwon-Do without any distortion. Supported by a team of fully qualified BTC registered instructors and dedicated Junior Leaders (aged 11-17), Master Horan is committed to imparting his knowledge to all who wish to learn.
Throughout the years, Master Horan has trained under Grandmaster Trevor Nicholls 9th Dan, and assisted him with numerous seminars worldwide, further solidifying his expertise in Taekwon-Do.
At HSTS Taekwon-Do, our instructors prioritise the education of Taekwon-Do for all individuals, regardless of age or fitness level. We believe that Taekwon-Do is not just about self-defence but can also be a life-changing experience. Every instructor on our team has undergone an enhanced DBS check and is registered with the British Taekwon-Do Council, recognized by the Sports Council. They have also completed instructor courses and practical assessments to obtain certification. We adhere to the BTC safeguarding policy and have obtained a safeguarding code in martial arts accreditation from the government, ensuring a safe environment for people of all ages.
Joining our club means receiving 100% commitment from our dedicated team at HSTS. We are passionate about Taekwon-Do and strive to make a positive impact on the lives of our members.Please fill out an Enquiry Form here for more details