British Taekwondo’s news round-up for May 2022.

Here’s a wrap-up of news, events, member stories, interviews, blogs and updates from the last month.
Blogs & member stories
Success with the Southampton University Taekwondo Club
In this feature we find out more about Southampton University Taekwondo Club and speak with Oli Perez and Isra Ilyas about why they do Taekwondo.
Taekwondo seminar with Grandmaster Shin Byeong Hyun
Bluewave Korean Martial Arts recently hosted Grandmaster Shin Byeong Hyun for a Taekwondo seminar and visit to the UK.
45 years of Stoke UTA Taekwondo
In this feature we find out more about Stoke UTA Taekwondo and Master Peter Johnson.
Poomsae Referee team at the World Championships in Goyang
A report from the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Goyang, South Korea.
Waterside Taekwondo Club – celebrating 30 years in 2022
In this feature we find out more about the Waterside Taekwondo Club, it’s members and successes as they celebrate their own anniversary of 30 years.
Trying out Taekwondo
School development activity at the European Taekwondo Championships.
CEO blog – Marching through May
A blog post from Ian leafe, Chief Executive of British Taekwondo.
News and updates
Major Rules Changes for Sport Taekwondo
The recording & presentation from the Major Rules Changes for Sport Taekwondo Webinar held on the 18th May 2022 are now available to view online.
Concussion and Head Injuries in Taekwondo
British Taekwondo’s Concussion and Head Injury Statement of Intent.
Events – May 2022
European Taekwondo Championships & European Para-Taekwondo Championships, Manchester 2022
After four action-packed days, the European Taekwondo Championships & European Para-Taekwondo, Manchester 2022 came to a close.
Sport Selection Series Event 1 – Manchester
Event 1 in the Sport Taekwondo Selection Series for selection to the Cadet World Championships and the U21 European Championships took place in Davyhulme, Manchester on Sunday 29th May. Event 2 will be at the Firefit Hub in Toxteth, Liverpool on Sunday 12th June.
Martial Art Dan Grading Seminar
The Martial Art Dan Grading Seminar to support the National Dan Grading in June took place at the GB Taekwondo National Centre on Sunday 29th May.
Sport Performance Youth Development Camps
The first British Taekwondo Sport Performance Youth Development Camps were held at Prendergast Hillyfields Sports Hall in Brockley, London on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May. The next camp is scheduled to take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Saturday 23rd July.
Events – upcoming
Poomsae Referee Courses
Registration is now open for the upcoming Poomsae Referee courses in Griffithstown, Wales on Sunday 5th June and Basingstoke, England on Sunday 7th August.
Sport Selection Series Event 2 – Liverpool
Ranking event 2 in the Sport Taekwondo Selection Series for selection to the Cadet World Championships and the U21 European Championships will take place at the Firefit Hub in Toxteth, Liverpool on Sunday 12th June.
National Dan Grading
The National Dan Grading will take place at the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester on Sunday 19th June. Download the invitation and application form.
Class 3 Corner Judge Course – Crystal Palace, London
Best Leg Taekwondo Academy, in conjunction with the British Taekwondo Referee Committee, is hosting a Class 3 Referee (Judge) Course at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Sunday 26th June. The course is open to British Taekwondo members aged 15 years and above.
Martial Arts Seminar on Practical Taekwondo Self Defence
British Taekwondo will be holding a Martial Arts Seminar on Self Defence and Martial Science at the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness Centre from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday 2nd July.
International Taekwondo championships in Cardiff, Wales
There are two upcoming international Taekwondo Championships scheduled to take place at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff on the weekend of the 9th and 10th July 2022.
Sport Performance Youth Development Camps
The next British Taekwondo Sport Performance Youth Development Camp is scheduled to take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Saturday 23rd July.
If you have any news, events, updates, potential blog posts, comments, or suggestions please contact Richard Gottfried, Marketing, Digital & Media Manager via marketing@britishtaekwondo.org or 07706 342156.