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Among the large variety of sports facilities offered at IIT Kanpur, also lies the opportunity to learn the historic defense art form of Taekwondo. Students can enroll for Taeknwondo during their first year, or by registering to the club. The students who are mesmerized by the world of martial arts and who have dreamt of learning this art take part in it. Taekwondo isn't just about physical strength but also about concentration and self-control.



Students doing Exercise

In IIT Kanpur, Taekwondo is practiced by Taekwondo Club ,commonly known as TKD club. Students learn Taekwondo under the guidance of the instructor Balram Yadav (Dan 4 Black Belt) . Wearing Bolak (white uniform), students put their efforts on learning this art. A lot of importance is given to discipline and focus. It is not just an exercise, but development of a complete personality. It teaches a lot about building self-control and respect, not just for friends but also for opponents. Taekwondo performance is a mixture of steadiness and swiftness. The practice arena is in the main ground near the volleyball court.


The aim of TKD club is to organize events to provide the finest quality of martial art in family-oriented environment. The disciples and master become a family as everyone starts to enjoy the presence of the others. It helps students realize their inner potential and show their skills outside the classrooms. The main focus is to provide the best physical fitness, competitive atmosphere and self-defense specific skill (which may come handy at the time of trouble).


Student performing Tae-Kicks
  • Regular Exercise
  • Self Defense
  • Self defense workshops
  • Summer & Winter Camp
  • Practice for Different Competitions
    • Udghosh
    • Josh
    • District, State & National Championship
  • Intra Club Competiotions
  • Performance during various occasions
  • Belt Promotion Test
  • Inter University Taekwondo Championship


Students Exercising in club


The first year students can choose Taekwondo as a part of the Compulsory Physical Activities (CPA). During the CPA, students do regular exercise, jogging around the Cricket ground followed by kicks and punches. The CPA time is usually 5:00-6:00 pm and takes place 3 days a week.

Club Activities

In club, the students do a much more rigorous training. Students practice for about 1.5 hour. Starting at 06:30 P.M., the students do exercise until 07:00 P.M., after which the students do Taekwondo practice. It is practiced 6 days a week.

Summer Camp

Taekwondo Summer camp is organised every year in summer vacations from the first week of May upto around last week of July.

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