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SMU Taekwondo

SMU Taekwondo

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Taekwondo is a Korean martial art which not only focuses on physical fighting through the precise control of fists and feet, but it also toughens one's mind and spirit. 

Our training provides you with a chance for physical conditioning and honing of various skills like blocks and kicks. The martial art techniques that Taekwondo imparts are in 3 areas, namely, Poomsae (Forms), Kyorugi (Sparring) and Gyeokpa (Board Breaking). Ultimately, Taekwondo is a safe space for members to come down and destress while getting some exercise in, learning self-defence skills as well as a place to make friends! You can expect to train hard and play hard with a supportive community on and off the mats.


  1. Winter Training Camp

    Our signature year-end event seeks to bring members closer together through spending time training and playing games together. 

  2. Freshmen Clinic 

    We offer prospective members the opportunity to try out our sport before deciding to join our regular training sessions as a member.

  3. Alumni Networking 
    This event facilitates the interactions between past Taekwondo members and current members by inviting the alumni back to train with us. This event provides a platform for people of all ages to come together and connect through sports.
  4. Taekwondo Wellness Week
    This online social media event aims to encourage members to keep fit through consistent stretching and physical conditioning in their own time to maintain their physical fitness level. This is also a fun opportunity to have some friendly competition and to win attractive prizes.
  5. Taekwondo Open Championship
    SMU Taekwondo actively participates in the Taekwondo Open Championship (TOC), an annual poomsae and kyorugi competition for taekwondo athletes in Singapore to showcase and pit their skills in the competitive arena.




Day Wednesdays Fridays
Time 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue Admin Building Level 3 Gym Studio


  1. 2023 Taekwondo Open Championships 

    1 Silver 1 Bronze 

    1 Gold 1 Bronze

  2. 2022 Taekwondo Open Championships 

    1 Gold 4 Bronze 

    1Silver 2 Bronze

  3. 2021 National Poomsae Championships Ambassador Cup 

    3 Gold 3 Bronze

  4. 2021 GetActive! Pesta Sukan Games 

    1 Gold 1 Bronze

  5. ATU Club Poomsae Open Championships

    1 Silver



Students do not need to audition to join us, we welcome all students who are interested in taking up the sport!

"I joined SMUTKD because I've always wanted to learn some sort of martial art and I saw that SMUTKD welcomed people with zero experience like me! I would say that it was the best decision!"

- Tan Li Qi, School of Computing and Information Systems, Year 2

"It all started with my best friend in polytechnic inspiring me to pick up Taekwondo. What I like the most about the club is actually the atmosphere itself! The training activities that I participated with my friends are really fun."

- Huang Ching Wen, School of Computing and Information Systems, Year 2


Absolutely! Many of our members actually start from a white belt; it’s never too late to pick up Taekwondo 😊

Yes the Dobok is compulsory, and club members can obtain it at a subsidised rate! 

SMU Taekwondo provides a wide range of opportunities through networking events, knowledge workshops, club exchanges and participation in major competitions. As a member you can even propose your wish event!

Nope, all you need is your water bottle and the determination to learn!

It depends on which belt grade you’re at and your proficiency level. In general, it takes about 3-4 months for junior-belt levels and 6 months to a year for senior-belt levels. It is possible to get your black belt WITHIN your 4 years at SMU!

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