Taekwondo

Fitness

We help youth and adults achieve health and fitness goals with Taekwondo. Make your health a priority! Become fitter, healthier and happier with our martial arts classes!

Fun and engaging traditional martial arts classes - The Lead Instructor at Taekwondo4Fitness

Welcome to our website

Taekwondo4Fitness is a family-friendly martial arts school based in Košice, Slovakia, founded in May 2019 by Mario Boser. The lead instructor holds a 4th-degree blackbelt with the Independent Taekwondo Organisation and a 3rd Dan with Kukkiwon. He is a former British Taekwondo Instructor and National Poomsae Referee who gained full Disclosure Checks clearance, which is crucial for working with children and vulnerable adults in the UK. After he moved back to Slovakia at the end of 2021,  he obtained an additional trainer license with the Slovak Taekwondo Association WT, a member of World Taekwondo and the European Taekwondo Union since 1994.

Mario is passionate about fitness, nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle. For this reason, he obtained an accredited certification, which gave him the skills, knowledge and competency to provide children with high-quality, inclusive activity sessions. For more info about the instructor, his qualifications and the dojang, please check the “About” section.

What is Taekwondo?

The name certainly translates as the way of the foot and the fist – the art of kicking, punching and unarmed combat.

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art focusing on head-hight kicks, jumping and spinning, and fast kicking techniques. This sport has roots in various Korean martial arts forms, stretching back over 2000 years.

Tae” intends to break or attack with the foot.

Kwon” means to break with the fist.

Do” interprets as the art or way.

Taekwondo concentrates on combining combat techniques and self-defence and is an excellent form of exercise mixed with fun as an art.

As a sport, it has over 70 million practitioners across the world. It originates from South Korea, where the world governing body, the World Taekwondo (WT), is currently based.

In Taekwondo, attacking and defensive movements, including punching, kicking and blocking techniques, and differing stances, are done in a set series and are referred to as Poomsae. These basic movements bring together all the martial art skills in a graceful yet powerful manner.

Poomsae forms are a significant part of Taekwondo’s promotion process, and practitioners must demonstrate a good understanding of the forms before progressing to the next grade.

Please check out our Taekwondo basics page for more information about the history, the five tenets, Korean terminology, primary hand and foot techniques, all Taegeuk and blackbelt poomsae and more.

Health Benefits

You do not just pay for Taekwondo! You invest in the fitness, health and opportunities that this sport provides to help you develop the attributes that will serve you throughout your life and allow you to endow others’ lives.

Taekwondo is an excellent exercise and martial arts form, bringing health improvements such as balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.

It reduces the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In addition to the physical health improvements, Taekwondo benefits mental health through increased confidence, improved self-esteem, focus, concentration levels and self-discipline.

If you want to get fit and lose weight, you need to fix your diet! You can’t overtrain a lousy diet; eventually, bad eating habits will translate into your health.

Discover the benefits of learning taekwondo and why it’s so popular around the world.

  • Learn life, team and social skills and develop yourself!
  • Start making healthier choices!
  • Become fitter, healthier and happier!
  • Improve flexibility!
  • Improve confidence and self-esteem!
  • Improve agility and reflexes!
  • Lose weight, and get into shape!
  • Improve muscle tone and appearance!
  • Reduce stress!
  • Learn respect!
  • Stop the bullying!
  • Become more focused and concentrated!
  • Increase strength and stamina!
  • Develop a sense of responsibility for oneself and others!
  • Improve concentration and focus!
  • Have a positive mental attitude!
  • Become a lifetime learner!
  • Learn how to defend yourself!
  • Earn a black belt

Testimonials

In this section, you can find reviews from our customers who participated in a physical exercise programme at Taekwondo4Fitness. Please see also reviews from our clients on Trustpilot.

Tracey
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Mario is great, and I love the classes - everyone is so friendly! I’m getting fitter and more flexible each week and learning Taekwondo too. Definitely recommend!
Antonio
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Great club! Mario is enthusiastic and a great motivator. He strikes a great balance between high and realistic expectations to help us improve and achieve our goals.
Maxxi
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Amazing experience loved it 😀
Oscar
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We are well aware of the effort you put into each child in your class. Thank you for going above and beyond for our sons and daughter and being such a caring and important part of our community.
Steven
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Amazing experience with Taekwondo4Fitness - learnt some great tactics and Mario definitely knows his stuff..so devoted to his sport and it shows in his teaching!
Elaine
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As a a beginner I have such little experience of martial arts. Have learnt so much in the last few weeks - thanks to Taekwondo4Fitness - highly recommended.
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