About Us


Spear Taekwondo is a non-profit Taekwondo club based just outside Huddersfield. We are open to all from the community and welcome people from all walks of life.

We are run by a committee from the community for the community.

Alex Needham

4th Dan Instructor

Tim Needham

3rd Dan Instructor

Alan Needham


Spear Taekwondo offer classes to all age ranges from 3 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 aim to promote the principles of confidence, fitness and team spirit in all its members.

Taekwondo is the most popular martial art in the world with over 60 million active students. Our aim at Spear is to provide quality teaching within a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Spear Taekwondo practises 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. Taekwondo 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.

Our Timeline

May 2015

Spear Taekwondo was founded and began classes at Shelley village hall

Spear Taekwondo first opened its doors in May 2015. A new club trying to attract members.This was where the first few members began to sign up and start their journey.

September 2015

Moved to Skelemanthrope community centre

Looking to attract more members, Spear moved to Skelmanthorpe Community centre to allow the club to be open more nights and for better hours!

November 2016

Moved in to our full time venue in Skelmanthorpe

After seeing great success with new members and more interest than ever before. A new venue was discovered still within Skelmanthorpe. Located just around the corner from the community centre it was the ideal location to open a full time venue. Now with classes 6 days a week. the club has been growing from strength to strength

December 2017


Coach Tim achieves his 3rd Dan black belt

December 2018


Coach Alex achieves his 4th Dan black belt and Coach Lily achieves her 2nd Dan