BT National Poomsae Judges Course – June

National Poomsae Judges Course Date: Sunday 17thJune, 2018 (10.00 am – 5.00 pm ) Venue : Kang Han Taekwondo Academy, 197 Beardall Street, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7JU 1) Course for all class Judge & Refresher. 2) Course fee: £45.00 each 3) Age & Grade: 16 years or older and 4thKup or above grades. Qualification for National Poomsae…

Announcement – Poomsae Nationals 2018

BT Nationals 2018 Following Club and Instructor feedback and due to a number of logistical challenges and major timing conflicts that have become apparent since the announcement was released with regards to a combined Kyorugi / Poomsae National competition on 27-28th October 2018 in Sheffield, BT has taken the decision to review the arrangements, and…

GB Para-Poomsae Squad Selection and Demonstrations

There has been lots of positive activity in the British Taekwondo Para-Poomsae Department.  On March the 10th the Para-Poomsae coaches: Russell Watkinson, Terry Cooper and Gemma Biescas had a very productive meeting with Tracey McCillen who is the Chief Executive at UK Sports Association for People with a Learning Disability and chair of the Nominations Committee…

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British Taekwondo Update Report

Welcome to the Jon Smith ‘Monthly Report’ ! …. Actually, not intended and I promise I won’t make this a regular feature …. In all good faith, we had intended to hold an instructors / members forum in London this weekend as promised; however, we only received a handful of registrations by the beginning of…

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2018 British Taekwondo National Championships – Date Set

The dates and venue have been confirmed for the 2018 British National Championships. Kyorugi and Poomsae Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October 2018 English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road Sheffield The weekend will also boast the inaugural British Taekwondo Annual Awards Gala on Saturday 27th. More Information to follow… #BTNC18  

Taekwondo Stories – Bradley Brockies

This week’s Taekwondo Stories was sent to us by Lisa Brockies who wanted to tell us about her Autistic son Bradley and his fantastic Para-Poomsae Taekwondo journey. Bradley started Taekwondo in December 2012, aged 8. We had been watching the film Karate Kid and Bradley announced that he would like to have a go at…

Club Stand Up to Cancer

Newly formed club Evolve Taekwondo got involved with fundraising for Stand Up to Cancer. Clubs coaches’ wife Nighat Hussain spent the day baking cakes for the fundraising charity event. This event was close to the heart of coach Amjid Hussain, as they lost a family friend last year to Cancer who was only 16. The parents…

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BT Instructors Forum – Saturday 21st April – POSTPONED

The Instructor’s Forum scheduled for this Saturday 21st April is unfortunately postponed due to the low numbers of people registered to attend. We will publish a report this Friday on recent British Taekwondo activities and developments. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. I will also personally contact those registered to attend, and we…

British Taekwondo Dan Gradings

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018 Venue: Kanghan Combat Academy, 197 Beardall St, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7JU Time: 9.30am – 10.00 am Registration for all Dan Gradings Attendee Requirements: Please bring all required Taekwondo clothing/equipment If anyone has not received an email confirmation of their place at the Dan Gradings, please email; james.docherty@britishtaekwondo.org with; Your name…

Club Development success story at Creative Ways Taekwondo Club

Creative Ways Taekwondo (CWTKD) was set up in 2009 and was run solely by Chris Wood at New Bradwell Community Centre in Milton Keynes. The Club grew in numbers over the years and while Chris was 100% dedicated to his club, he realised that running a club alone had many limitations. At the beginning of…

World Taekwondo General Assembly approves competition rule changes

HAMMAMET, Tunisia (April 5, 2018) – The World Taekwondo General Assembly today unanimously approved a series of changes to its Competition Rules as part of its ongoing commitment to ensure taekwondo is as exciting and engaging as possible for its global fan base. The General Assembly took place in Hammamet, Tunisia ahead of the World…

British Taekwondo Kyorugi Referee Judge Course

There are a limited number of places still available at the  British Taekwondo Class 3 Corner Judges Course will be held in London on Saturday 28th April  The venue: Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham. N15 4JA Registration 9.30am Course time 10am-4pm British Taekwondo Tutor – Darren Naraine To register for the event, please email memberhip.services@britishtaekwondo.org  before the…