About us

Who are we?

The CERN Taekwondo Club, founded in 2013, is part of the CERN Martial Arts Club. The club arises from the enthusiasm of a group of friends to practice and share their favorite sport.

Since September 2015, the instructor is master Pascal Norek, Taekwondo 5th DAN teacher. Find out more about our instructor in the Sabonim page.

The aim of the club is to teach Taekwondo to every person who wishes to join, enjoy great fun and get fit. Whether you are beginner or expert, and independently of sex, age or physical condition, Taekwondo will give you the boost you are looking for.

The course focuses on traditional and modern styles of Taekwondo, be it Poomsae, self-defence or fighting. At all times, everybody's safety is our priority.

Where/when do we train?

2016/2017 training season is starting the 29th August! 

From the 29th August and during the year the training will be:

  • Monday from 20:00 to 22:00 in the Pump-Hall
  • Wednesday  from 12:30 to 13:30 in room 504/E-005 (R2)

Nevertheless, trainings might suffer punctual changes, so if you want to try, subscribe to our mailing list (club-martial-arts-taekwondo-members@cern.ch) or just send an e-mail to info-taekwondo-club@cern.ch.

Membership and fees

Initial trial session is free of charge, so do NOT hesitate: come and try!

In order to become a member of the Taekwondo group, within the CERN Martial Arts Club, please fill the onlyne form here

The cost of subscription to the club is 10.-CHF (to be paid only once).

The course will be divided in two semesters. However, you can choose to pay per year in order to get a discounted price. If you do not stay around too long, don’t worry, you can join us monthly.

  • Access to all classes for the whole year: 280.- CHF
  • Access to all classes for a semester: 165.- CHF
  • Access to all classes for a month: 50.- CHF
  • Club membership fee (only once per year): 10.- CHF

Early subscribers will benefit from a reduction of 10.- CHF (deadline: 30th/09/2016)

Non-CERN employees must have insurance against accidents relating to the practice of sports and leisure.

Membership form (obsalete - fill the online form!)

Who to contact?

For any question or suggestion, contact info-taekwondo-club@cern.ch or Pascal Norek, our Taekwondo Instructor: pascal.bolivar@gmail.com / +41 76 408 30 80.

To keep in touch and receive any news (special trainings, time/room changes, events and so on), please join our mailing list club-martial-arts-taekwondo-members and our brand new Facebook group TEAM TKD CERN.


We are deeply indebted to CERN and its Staff Association for giving us this amazing opportunity.

It is thanks to the support of the CERN Martial Arts Club that we could transform a summer's dream into cool reality.

We thank our graphics magician Eamonn Maguire, who gave this club its nice logo and an appealing poster.