About Us

Welcome to Inspire Taekwon-do, a UITF (Unified International Taekwon-do Federation) affiliated school of Taekwon-do based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and are also affiliated to the group of schools that fall under the Heart of England Taekwon-do UITF based in the East Midlands.

Inspire Taekwondo has been established as a school since 2013 based in the fantastic facilities of Samworth Church Academy on both a Monday and Wednesday evenings.

The school was named after the founder Simon Scales was so moved by the energy from 2012 London Olympics and the message to “inspire a generation” and to inspire and motivate those less engaged in sport to get involved that he created the concept of Inspire Taekwon-do. Inspiration is our goal, putting our students on positive pathways to improve their health both physically and mentally.

You can be assured that the instructors are fully qualified,  insured, first aid trained, DBS and child protection trained.

So what is Taekwon-do?


Taekwon-do is a modern version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self defence. It has been designed using scientific principles to develop maximum power in its techniques.​

Taekwon-do contains many different elements that are broadly classified into kicks, punches and blocks. There are additionally throws and grappling techniques, joint-locking methods, and various striking and thrusting techniques which utilise many parts of the body in effective self defence.​

A central element of Taekwon-do are its 24 Patterns (Tul) which are learned as a student progresses through the ranks.  Patterns are sets of various fundamental movements, both offensive and defensive, against an imaginary opponent.  These are performed in a fixed and logical sequence to help the student to develop correct technique, balance and precision​.


​Moral culture is also a fundamental part of Taekwondo with emphasis placed on courtesy to others and self discipline in behaviour.  This is embodied in the five Tenets of Taekwondo:​

Martial Arts fulfil many needs for many people, improved fitness, confidence and self-esteem, self-defence, self-discipline, weight loss, self control and channelling aggression.  


Martial Arts can offer an escape from the stresses of everyday life or just an opportunity to increase your circle of friends. From 5 years to 70 plus years, whatever your aims Inspire Taekwon-do can help you.  Just take a look at some of our photos, read some of our students comments and come and give us a vist.

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