News round-up – April 2022

Here’s a wrap-up of news, events, member stories, blogs and updates from the last month.

Blogs & member stories

Taking up Taekwondo

An interview with Karla Jaeger-Collins, a member of the Dorset Taekwondo Association.

From Iran to Wales – a Taekwondo Journey

An interview with Ebrahim Asskaravi of the Cardiff Taekwondo Academy.

Taekwondo and Self-Defence in High Schools

In this feature we find out more about Master Paul Jones of the Llantwit Major Taekwondo Club and his work delivering Taekwondo and Self-Defence classes to school pupils in the Barry area of Wales.

A bright future is on the Horizon

In this feature we find out more about the Horizon Taekwondo Academy and hear from their members who have continued with Taekwondo and some who have taken up the sport for the first time.

CEO blog – Springing into April

British Taekwondo Chief Executive Ian Leafe’s blog for April.


European Taekwondo Championships

Tickets are available for the European Taekwondo Championships taking place in Manchester between the 19th and 22nd May. Everything you need to know about the European Taekwondo Championships can be found on our website.

British Taekwondo Poomsae Department Official Open Seminars – May 2022

Following the recent successful Poomsae sessions in London, Manchester and Falkirk, British Taekwondo Poomsae High Performance Coaches will be hosting a further five Official Open Seminars. The events are taking place in Northolt, Manchester, Pontypool, Falkirk, and Craigavon.

Sport Performance Department – 2022 Team Selection Events Update

Entry to the British Taekwondo Sport Performance Department’s Selection Competition Series is now open. The two events are taking place in Manchester (Sunday 29th May) and Liverpool (Sunday 12th June).

Major Rules Changes for Sport Taekwondo Webinar

The British Taekwondo Sport Referee Department invites you to attend an online seminar where you can learn how the new World Taekwondo rules will be applied in British Taekwondo and the timelines we will be working towards.

British Sport Taekwondo Championships 2022

The day schedule for the British Sport Taekwondo Championships 2022 has been released. The British Sport Taekwondo Championships will take place at the EIS Sheffield on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September 2022.

Referee Course – Class 3 Corner Judge Course

Taekwondo Chungdokwan Great Britain (TCGB), in conjunction with the British Taekwondo Referee Committee, is hosting a Class 3 Referee (Judge) Course in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey on Sunday 24th April.

National Dan Grading – Sunday 19th June 2022

British Taekwondo is pleased to release the full invitation pack for the National Dan Grading due to take place in Manchester on Sunday 19th June.

British Taekwondo Sport Performance Youth Development Camps

The first British Taekwondo Sport Performance Youth Development Camp is being held at Prendergast Hillyfields Sports Hall, Adelaide Avenue, Brockley, London, SE4-1JL between 10am and 3.30pm on Saturday 14th May. Registration is now open.


New jobs at British Taekwondo

As part of British Taekwondo’s 10-year strategy, and as we emerge from the upheaval of the Covid pandemic, we are looking for experienced and talented people to join our staff team as we build our capacity to support our enthusiastic network of Taekwondo clubs and coaches.

Find us on social media

Details of British Taekwondo’s official social media accounts.

Membership Update – Fees from 1st May 2022

Update on a price change to Memberships.


Media Accreditation for the European Taekwondo Championships

Media Accreditation is now open for the European Taekwondo Championships Manchester 2022.

Golden Great Stevenson and Taekwondo Boss Hall Accept Euro Board Appointments

Two-time world champion Sarah Stevenson MBE and GB Taekwondo Performance Director, Gary Hall, have accepted appointments with the European Taekwondo Union (ETU).

Poomsae Referee Courses

British Taekwondo’s Poomsae Referee Department recently held its first in person courses.

If you have any news, events, updates, blogs, comments, or suggestions please contact Richard Gottfried, Marketing, Digital & Media Manager via or 07706 342156.