Thursday, 18 September 2008

Gurumu Taekwondo History

Gurumu Taekwondo was established in November 1993 by Dr. Krishna Rao GuruNaidu, 5th Dan. Dr. Krishna Rao and his four brothers originally from Malaysia are five highly skilled individuals who between them have an impressive array of gold medals from representing their country in many highly recognised and prestigious championships. All five of the brothers are a popular icon in the world of martial arts.

Gurumu Taekwondo started in East Ham, a small town in the east of London. With the dedication and the determination of Dr. Krishna Rao to produce sincere martial artists, the club excelled from strength to strength. The quality of Gurumu teaching and training was clearly reflected in the ring as well as in the attitude and the behaviour of individuals.

In the world of Taekwondo, Gurumu is known for training top contenders. Members of the club have represented Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, World Championships, European Championships and at numerous International Championships. It took a lot of time and effort along with a tremendous amount of teamwork to be recognised as one of the best clubs in Great Britain.

Since 2002 Gurumu Taekwondo has been under the instructorship of Dr. Krishna Rao’s very own prodigy, Mr. Sivakumar Renganathan, 4th Dan. At the age of 22, Mr. Renganathan evolved the club to be what is today one of the most undefeated UK Taekwondo club.

Today Gurumu Taekwondo is the home for like-minded people who are seriously committed to learning and exploring the martial arts with a positive and a sincere mind and attitude. Gurumu provides a practical approach to learning martial arts and fighting strategies with quality, innovation and with a sense of harmony.

Our mission is to provide high quality training within martial arts instruction for safer environment for people of any age and gender in a fusion of physical strength, spiritual purification and harmony which will mark a good martial artist performance.


  • To develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as an art.
  • To achieve physical fitness through positive participation.
  • To improve mental discipline and emotional composure.
  • To teach self defence skills.
  • To develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others.
  • To produce high quality Taekwondo fighters.

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