Here’s an update on news and events from British Taekwondo.

Are you taking part in a competition this year?

  • Will you be coaching at a British Taekwondo sanctioned competition in 2023?
  • Are you, or your members, entering a British Taekwondo sanctioned competition in 2023?

If you are, please ensure that your British Taekwondo membership and credentials, including DBS (for Coaches), are all up-to-date, and covers the date of the competition(s) you are planning to coach athletes in, or compete in.

When completing your event registration you will need to ensure that your membership number is correct and that your name is the same as that registered on The Hub.

There is an exciting year of club events sanctioned by British Taekwondo, as well as the National Poomsae and Combat Sport Championships taking place later in the year.

We hope you have an excellent experience taking part and we enjoy seeing photos and stories from events. Please do tag British Taekwondo if you’re posting on social media.

You can view the British Taekwondo Events Calendar here.

Poomsae Performance Department Seminars

National Poomsae Squad Selection Events

The next three-hour sessions will be taking place in the North and South.

NORTH: Saturday 28th January 2023 10am-1pm.

  • Manchester Ten Acres, Ten Acres Lane, Newton Heath, M40 2SP

SOUTH: Sunday 29th January 2023 10am-1pm.

  • London South East Colleges, Rookery Lane, Bromley, BR2 8HE

You can find out more and register for the events at this link.

Open Poomsae Seminar

The department is also hosting an Open Poomsae Seminar in Northern Ireland on Sunday 5th February.

The event will be taking place at Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn.

  • The Open Poomsae Seminar will see all Kup grade participants taking part from 11.15am until 1.15pm.
  • All Dan grade participants will take part from 11.15am until 3.15pm.

The entry fee is £10 and you can sign-up for the event here.

Taekwondo Seminar with Master Jeong In-choul – Saturday 11th February

Master Jeong In-choul will be holding a Taekwondo Seminar on Saturday 11th February. The event will take place at Stevenage Leisure Centre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire between 11am and 4pm and see participants shown accurate Kukkiwon Taekwondo skills, and application of Taekwondo skills and poomsae combinations in real world situations.

The seminar is being organised by Stevenage Taekwondo and entry is open to British Taekwondo members (£50) and non-members (£75) who hold a green belt and above and are aged 14+. To book your place please email by Saturday 4th February.

Upcoming Corner Judge courses

There are two Corner Judges courses (Class 3.0 qualification) taking place over the next few weekends. Course tutor and International Referee Master Rick Simpson will lead these courses.

  • Saturday 28th January – Online
  • Saturday 11th February – Wigan, Greater Manchester

You can find the event details here

Three new International Poomsae Referees

Congratulations to Gerry Reilly, Carolina Barros Clark, and Kambiz R. Ali for successfully passing the International Poomsae Referee course in Paris.

The three highly renowned British Taekwondo Poomsae referees recently attended the course, led GM Mustapha Moutarazak and Professor Kwak Taek-Yong. The course included two days of technical training at the end of October, followed by a three day detailed seminar and assessment from the 31st October to 2nd November 2022.

You can read more here.