The Academy was founded in September 1999 by Master Derek Sumner. Since then Livingwell has grown into a nationally and internationally recognised club, renowned for its' performance on both a regional and national level.


Now boasting over 300 members at some of the most desirable locations in the south-east, Livingwell is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate. Our main training centre is in Horley but other venues include Horsham, Reigate, Orpington and our London based Force 5 Division at Abbeywood, Belvedere, Blackheath and Bexlyheath. 


Master Derek Sumner has over 30 years experience and is a qualified Kukkiwon 7th Dan Master Instructor who is also a qualified Poomsae International referee in Martial Arts and fitness training. Livingwell Taekwondo Academy now has over 10 approved instructors,  fully qualified First Aiders who are all DBS checked.

We have one 8th Dan Grand Master, one 7th Dan Master, three 5th Dan Masters, two 4th Dan grade instructors and more. 


We believe that everyone has the ability to progress and become a Black belt. Our qualified Instructors will work with you and your ability to ensure that you receive the best guidance and support. From Child to Adult, from Para to Freestyle, no matter your ability - anything is achievable. 


Please check out our Club Introduction Video (below) for a presentation of our training. Further videos of public demonstrations and National competitions can be found via our Club Video link on our website. 


We are not just a Martial Arts club but a sporting family. We welcome you to come and visit us and join in, so you can be the best you can be! 

"Whatever your ability - anything is achievable!"

Until further notice any training session at Horley for Thomas Cook employees will be complimentary - just please bring some form of ID with you.  Livingwell Taekwondo wish to express their sadness and support to all those affected. 

                 New Class!!


Livingwell Lion Cubs!

From Ages 3-6

Every Thursday

16:30 - 17:15

Horley Leisure Centre






 Club Introduction Video

To view more of our club videos and demonstrations click 'here' or visit the club videos page

   Korean Festival - Taekwondo Display brings over 1000 people to spectate!!

Saturday 14th September 2019 saw this years annual Korean Harvest Festival take place in Kingston London. Among the demonstrations and displays were professional Dance Groups, Singers, Activity Stalls, Culteral food and cuisine and our very own Livingwell Taekwondo Academy Team putting on a 30 minute display. Official reports is said that over 1000 specatators are said to have been watching the Taekwondo display.


Lead by Master Derek Sumner, over 30 members of the team took part in various techniques and demonstrated to the spectators their skills which included syncronised drill work, poomsae, boards and tile breaking, poll sparring, para, freestyle and fight scenes. Each and every member of the team showed the crowds their energetic skills with spirit, along with all the fun of being part of a Martial Arts team. 


The team were also greeted by Grand Masters from Korea along with the local Mayor and Korean folk that had either flown over, or who formed part of the community. The weather was very kind to us with a pleasant sunny day and plenty of local cuisine on hand for people to enjoy, including KimChi (a traditional dish) popular among many.


Following the display, members of the public and local constabulary mixed with the team showing their gratitude and how impressed they were with rewarding comments with some asking about joing the club. The team also gave a smaller demonstration to the local Police and surrounding stall owners who were working and out of eye-shot so that they could too watch and enjoy part of our demonstration.


Master Derek said after the display, "Each and every one of our team has done a fantastic job and I couldn't be more proud of them, the public have given so much praise with so many complimentary words, it was a wonderful day and thank you to everyone involved".


The Korean festival is set to go ahead again next Autumn Harvest.


Watch the complete video of the display event here:

Simon Roberts - Bio 

New photos!

Clicker HERE to view the photos from our recent demonstration at Horley Football Club.

September 2018 - New photos!

Click HERE to view the photos from our demostration at the Kingston Korean Festival

New Pole Pattern videos are now up!

Click HERE to view the first three pole petterns.

Livingwell 21st Anniversary  Celebrations

Click HERE to view the photos from the Livingwell 21st Anniversary party

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