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Where to take taekwondo classes in Barcelona

Written by Miguel
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Photo by: rolleh via VisualHunt

In a world so busy, that moves so fast, it’s often hard for the individual to feel in control. This is the reason for the rise in popularity of yoga classes and even exercise in general. “Keep your mind strong and your body will follow”, says the old adage – but it works the other way around too.

Martial arts are a great way to keep both your body and mind in tip-top shape. In addition to all the benefits of regular physical activity, they help you improve your confidence and develop discipline and focus. All of these factors contribute to a better quality of life and are the building blocks of a balanced mind-set – the first step to success in any endeavour you decide to pursue.

Related article: How to keep up with your yoga practice in Barcelona

Luckily for you, there are plenty of martial arts classes you can take if you are living in Barcelona. In this article, we focus on…


Taekwondo is a strike-based martial art that was developed during the 1940s and 1950s in Korea. Its physical style, which promotes flexibility and coordination, is a blend of traditional Chinese and Korean martial arts and is based on 3 main actions – kicking, punching and blocking.

Philosophy – Conceptually, taekwondo is based on 5 core tenets – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.

Classes – If you decide to start taking taekwondo classes in Barcelona, expect to do aerobics, stretching, striking drills and balance exercises.

Gear – Students normally wear white uniforms with a belt tied around the waist. For training, you will also wear pads on your hands and feet.

Related article: Martial arts classes in Eixample

Classes in Barcelona

Photo by Piixabay

Photo by Piixabay

Escola Budo Sensei
Melcior de Palau, 145.

This renowned martial arts school in Barcelona runs taekwondo classes for adults on Tuesdays (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM) and Fridays (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM). Prices for lessons aren’t listed on their official website, but you can easily contact them by telephone (934 906 209) or e-mail (

Gimnasio Ji Young
Carrer de Calvet, 59.

Ran by taekwondo grandmaster Ji Young Ku, with over 50 years of experience teaching all over the world, Gimnasio offers classes for both children and adults (Tuesdays and Thursdays). It also offers the possibility of scheduling family classes, which is pretty great if you have kids. To book classes or for more information, you can call them by dialing 93 414 65 79.

Do Yang Sal
Carrer de Pallars, 240 (adults) or Lope de Vega, 40 (kids).

Do Yang Sal offers adult classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM, as well as on Fridays from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. You can contact them by phone using 93 165 19 55 or 639 25 58 55. If you’re interested in classes for your kids instead, use 639 25 58 55.

That’s it, you are now ready to take taekwondo classes in Barcelona – so get rid of your bubble gum and start kicking… sparring pads. Don’t forget to use the comment box below to tell us how fun it was!

About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

1 Comment

  • Estimado Miguel, soy Graciela Li de Pekin, China, mucho gusto en conocerle por esta via, en el 4 de mayo de 2017, tengo plan de viajar a Barcelona con unos amigos, uno de ellos es el Presidente del Instituto de Desarrollo Educativo de Taekwondo de China, quien tiene interes de visitar unos Gimnasios de Taekwondo mas grandes en Barcelona, solo unos minutos visitar el Gimnasio y tomar unas fotos con el jefe, no mas, por eso, podria usted recomendarnos unos para nuestra visita? Muchas gracias y espero su gentil respuesta. Un abrazo

    Graciela Li

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