About Us

Quest History

Mike McKenzie

Quest Taekwondo was founded in 1988 by Master Mike McKenzie, 7th Dan, and is an established and well-known club within the UK.  With over 30 years experience, including most notably as Sport Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo Event, Mike McKenzie offers an exceptional training experience for students.

For more information on Mike McKenzie and the other club instructors click here.

The lead Quest training venue is based at Penistone Grammar School's brand new international standard sports facility near Barnsley/Sheffield, South Yorkshire.  Other Quest venues operate in Bradford, Hull, Liverpool and Leeds.

For more information on Quest clubs, including class times, click here.

Quest is a member of the British Taekwondo (WTF) and all our instructors are fully insured and CRB (enhanced) certified.

Quest Classes

Classes are suitable for men, women and children (4 years+) of all abilities.  Quest offers training suitable for students new to the sport, those returning to the sport, and from novice members through to accomplished athletes who compete at a national and international level. Quest offers a structured and progressive route for students who wish to participate at all levels.

However, Quest equally welcomes students whose main interest is to join a club where they can be assured of the best training available in order to reach their maximum potential, along with having fun, being part of a reputable club, and experiencing the other benefits that taekwondo can bring.

The Quest Experience

The vision of the London 2012 Olympic Games was to "Inspire a Generation". Quest is fully committed to carrying on this legacy, demonstrating the underlying belief that "great things can be achieved through the inspiration and power of sport".

Quest aims to increase participation in Taekwondo: promoting fitness and keeping active for all ages, and encouraging families to engage in the sport of taekwondo together.  Engendering a sense of belonging for all, regardless of level or capability, with a focus on developing students to reach their maximum potential.   

Students achieve a sense of being a part of a modern, professional and inspirational Taekwondo organisation that feels equally accessible to novices and those with no desire to pursue a competitive taekwondo path, whilst also offering the highest standard of training for the competing athlete.

The Benefits of Taekwondo

The benefits of taekwondo are wide reaching and include:

  • Better health, fitness and flexibility;
  • Increased self confidence;
  • Improved balance and coordination;
  • Learning self defence skills;
  • Self discipline and control;
  • A sense of belonging to a club and/or team.
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Master Mike McKenzie, 7th Dan
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