About Us

Welcome to Taekwon-do Abercarn, Rogerstone & Cwmcarn.

Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art, comprising of hand and foot techniques.

Teaching one of the fastest growing Martial Arts, based between Newbridge and Newport in South wales. We have 3 schools, Taekwondo in Abercarn, Taekwondo in Rogerstone and Taekwondo in Cwmcarn. Our instructors are DBS registered, have First Aid certificates and are fully affiliated with the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) British Taekwondo Federation (BTF) and the British Taekwondo Council (BTC).

Abercarn was the first club established by myself, Mr John Tovey 4th Degree Blackbelt, in 2013 after training for 10 years. After expanding to Rogerstone in 2015, I am now running 3 successful schools with the addition of Cwmcarn in 2017. We also run after school clubs in St David's Primary School in Newport and 2 after school clubs in Tredegar Park Primary School (School Students Only).

In 2019, 2 of our student Black Belts (Mrs Lisa Dougherty 1st Dan & Mr Owain Jones 1st Dan) opened up their own classes in Risca:- Taekwondo ARC Wales Risca, under the Taekwon-Do ARC Wales Umbrella.

Instructors & Assistants

          Principal Instructor - John Tovey, 4th Degree

Instructor - Owain Jones, 1st Degree


Assistant Instructors - Alex Tonks, 1st Degree

                                            Jack Garrard, 2nd Degree

                                             Lisa Dougherty,1st Degree


Class Assistants -              Ben Tavener, 1st Degree

                                               Joseph Jones, 1st Degree

                                                Leoni Foxwell, 1st Degree

Admin - Gail Garrard

Benefits of Taekwondo

Taekwondo can help :- 

  • Develop your fitness
  • Lose Weight
  • Build Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Improve Self Discipline
  • Learn Self Defence
  • Anti-Bullying Program
  • Meet New People & Have Fun



Alex Tonks, 1st Degree

Ben Tavener, 1st D

Ellie Podmore, 1st Degree

Harry Knight, 1st Degree

Jack Garrard, 2nd Degree

Jessica Leather, 1st Degree

Joseph Jones, 1st Degree

Leoni Foxwell, 1st Degree

Lisa Dougherty, 1st Degree

Morgan Brown, 1st Degree

Ollie Webb, 1st Degree

Owain Jones, 1st Degree

Ryan Leather, 1st Degree 


Contact Us

Taekwondo ARC Wales

Rogerstone, Newport, Casnewydd, Wales, United Kingdom

Taekwon-Do ARC Wales (John) 07812715889 ******** Taekwon-Do ARC Wales Risca (Lisa) 07794155285 Taekwon-Do ARC Wales Risca (Owain) 07805542220

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Upcoming Events


Instructor Training every week.

Welsh Open 29th sept.

Colour Belt Grading - 13th November at St Margaret's Church hall, Risca.

Technical Training Course in Vienna 21st Nov.

Christmas Party and awards night at Crosskeys Rugby Club 21st December.


Current Deals

First 2 lessons are FREE

FREE Taekwondo Suit on enrolment


02/11/2019 - Congratulations to both Mr Alex Tonks and Mr Ben Tavener on achieving their 1st Degree Blackbelts. 


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