Meet our 2019/2020 Para Poomsae Squad!

Hi Everybody, Today marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020. To celebrate, we thought we would take this time to introduce you all to some of our National Para-Poomsae Squad members, and share some of their amazing achievements! Please take the time to get to know our Para-Poomsae squad, who you will be seeing…

Under 18’s training in clubs now clarified

Hi Everyone, We appreciate that clubs have been waiting for specific guidance from government and BT regarding what club activity is permitted in England, now that all areas of England have returned to a tiered system. Sport England have now clarified that Under 18’s in clubs should fully socially distance at all times, as per our…

Clubs in England Re-opening 2nd December update

Hi Everyone, We appreciate that clubs are all waiting for specific guidance from government and BT regarding what club activity is permitted in England, once the current restrictions end on 2nd December, when all areas of England return to a tiered system. BT and all other indoor sports are still waiting for the Department of…

British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Progression

Following the great success of the Poomsae Referee Refresher Courses, the British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Department are thrilled to announce a series of online Poomsae Referee courses for 2021!   The series includes separate Para and Freestyle Poomsae Referee modules. The Freestyle course is compulsory for Poomsae Referees promoting to Class 2. The Para course is compulsory for Poomsae Referees promoting to Class 1. The 2021 series includes a Class 3 Poomsae Referee course open to British…

BRITISH TAEKWONDO – Our Future!

Dear BT Coaches, As we approach the end of what can only be described as one of the most difficult years we have ever seen for Taekwondo clubs, grass roots sport in general, and businesses that rely on participation activity to survive, we would like to invite all British Taekwondo club leaders to join us…

We are hiring!

Would you like to work for British Taekwondo? Are you passionate about events? We are pleased to announce that we are currently looking to recruit two new members of staff to work within our new sporting events department structure. The two positions available for application are Events Manager and Events Officer. If you would like…

British Taekwondo Home Nation Video Conference Calls

Attention: Clubs & Coaches, Following the positive responses to our previous Home Nation Conference Calls, we are hosting another round of home nation video calls next week for BT coaches. The calls for each home nation will cover the most recent lockdown guidance, any new funding opportunities and will finish with a Q&A session for…

Online 2020 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Update

The Preliminary round has concluded at the inaugural 2020 Online World Taekwondo Poomsae, with Great Britain seeing athletes qualify for the Semifinals which will take place later this week. Our first athlete to perform on Day 1 of the G2 event was Peter Johnson who set the bar high, qualifying top of his group. The 2016 World Bronze medalist…

Sport Taekwondo Referee Department November Newsletter

In August 2020 the BT Board appointed myself (Tom Stammer) as Chair and Rick Simpson as Operations Manager of this new Kyorugi Referee Department. In September we were joined by Jodie Sinden as our Referee Director. There are two further positions yet to be filled, these being Education Manager and Technical Support Manager. These are…

Update for England Clubs reopening on 2nd December

Hi Everyone, We appreciate that many clubs are waiting for specific guidance from government and BT regarding what club activity is permitted in England once the current restrictions end on 2nd December, when all areas of England return to a tiered system. We had hoped that the Department of Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and…

Thank you Mike McKenzie and Richard Allen!

This week we would like to celebrate both Mike McKenzie and Richard Allen, who have both been nominated by their members for our ‘Support Your Coach’ campaign as a thank you for their hard work and commitment during 2020!   First up, we have Mike McKenzie head coach at Quest Taekwondo!   Below are a…

World Taekwondo ‘Gender Equity & Women Leadership Forum’

World Taekwondo are holding their first ‘Gender Equity & Women Leadership Forum’ on 27th and 28th November as part of the federation’s ongoing commitment to using the power of taekwondo to promote understanding and inclusivity. This virtual forum will include discussions on Equality vs equity in sport, WT programme structures, IOC gender equality recommendations and much more!…