CONTACT: Master Sami
Gildersome Meeting Hall, Town st, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7AB
Drighlington Library, Moorland Road,
Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1JZ
Roar Taekwondo is a non-profit Taekwondo club based in the Morley area of Leeds. We practise Olympic or WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) style. This is the only style of Taekwondo recognised by the Olympics and has been an event within the Olympics since 1992. We offer classes to all age ranges from 4 years old upwards and to all abilities, from the absolute beginner (to martial arts and fitness) to those who would like to train and compete at athlete standards. We cater to all ages, genders and cultures and our aim at Roar is to provide quality teaching within a fun, friendly and safe environment.
Roar Taekwondo is run by Meysam Arablou a.k.a 'Master Sammy' a black belt 3rd Dan with more than 20 years professional experience in the sport. Meysam first began his career at 12 years old and by 14 was the Junior Iranan National Champion, a title he went on to win several more times and at adult level too. He has been taught by some of the greatest Masters in the sport but primarily by Reza Mehmandoost the former Olympic coach for Azabajan, who continues to be his mentor today.
Taekwondo is the most popular martial art in the world with over 60 million active students. Our aim at Roar is to provide quality teaching within a fun, friendly and safe environment. It has evolved from several ancient martial arts and translates to 'the way of the foot and fist'. Taekwondo is an exciting mixture of set patterns, kicking, punching, self defence and sparring. It is a complete martial art with a fast paced sport element.
Taekwondo teaches more than physical fighting skills, it enhances spirit and life and brings many rewards including
Improved health, fitness and flexibility;
Increased self confidence;
Improved balance and coordination;
Self defence skills;
Self discipline and control;