Why Taekwon-do?


Learn how to protect yourself through regular training, improve your reflexes, and learn to walk with confidence.


Practical in use, our dynamic trainign sessions will help you toward your fitness goals, while building your core and conditioning your body.


Build your confidence and character in a fun environment, meet new people, and become part of our Taekwon-do family.

Established in 2012 by Mr Christopher Black, NEST is the North East’s leading martial arts schools in traditional ITF Taekwon-do. With schools across the North East, Teesside, North Yorkshire, and County Durham. Providing fun family classes from ages 4 and above.

Taekwon-do is a traditional martial art originating in Korea, ideal for teaching children and adults about self-defence and discipline, while building confidence and character. We’re incredibly proud to support a multitude of students, including British, European, and World Champions. 

Our instructors are fully qualified to provide a fun learning experience for all your’s or your children’s needs. We are registered with the British Taekwon-do Council to promote the safe delivery of Taekwon-do and safeguarding for all students, we are fully qualified, insured, and DBS checked.

Taekwon-do Classes starting from from £24 (4 x lessons) per month.

For more information check out our Available Classes, or Contact Us.

Meet our instructors

Mr Christopher Black

V Degree International Instructor

Mr Paul Bateman

II Degree Assistant Instructor

Mr Rick Bairstow

I Degree Assistant Instructor
  • International Taekwon-do Federation
  • British Taekwon-do Council
  • United Kingdom Taekwon-do Association

Get in Touch

Find us

We have classes across Teesside, North Yorkshire, and County Durham. Find your nearest class, drop us a message, and pop along to your first session.

Give us a call

Mr Christopher Black

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