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ETU have successful visit to Manchester

Following their recent address of the athletes at Manchester Feat Factory’s National Taekwondo Academy, the President of the European Taekwondo Union (ETU), Athanasios Pragalos, joined his Secretary General, Gerrit Eissink, in discussing the direction that their sport will take in the years leading up to London 2012. The British Open, being held on 1st –…

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Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd pairs up with KPMG

Professional services firm KPMG is to partner with Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd, the performance arm of the British Taekwondo Control Board who assume responsibility for elite and Olympic taekwondo development within Great Britain. This agreement follows British success at the Beijing Olympic Games with Sarah Stevenson becoming Great Britain’s first ever taekwondo medallist after a controversial overturned refereeing decision in…

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British Open Live on 247.tv

The main ring at the 1st BTCB British Open will be broadcast live on the internet over both days of competition.  This will include the senior finals from 18:00-20:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. Replays of all other rings will be posted later in the week at www.247.tv

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1st BTCB British Open – deadline extended.

The 1st BTCB British Open which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November 2008 in Manchester, England. The BTCB have introduced this tournament to provide athletes and teams from around the world with the highest level of competition ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Teams from around the World including Korea…

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ETU President to check British Open progress.

ETU President Athanasios Pragalos and Gerrit Eissink, Secretary General, of the European Taekwondo Union will be in Manchester on Friday 17th October to check the progress of the 1st BTCB British Open. The ETU will be unable to attend the event but wished to show support by visiting Manchester beforehand to check progress and discuss…

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Korean Professional Team enter British Open

The latest team to enter the British Open is from the sports motherland, Korea. A full team of 16 professional taekwondo players from Korea’s professional league have sacrificed attending their nations own Open Event to attend the 1st BTCB British Open. This latest team to register adds to those who have already registered either online…

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BTCB Poomsae Squad Medals in Belgium

The GB Squad returned from the recent Belgium Open, held in Bilzen on the 11 October with medal positions in 5 categories and 16 placings within the top 10. This was the toughest technical competition this year in Europe, maybe not in number of competitors but certainly in standard. Some of Europe’s finest competitors were…

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Sky Sports to broadcast the British Open.

The 2008 BTCB British International Open will be broadcast on Sky Sports during November. A one hour highlights show will be screened shortly after the event featuring the best from the weekends competition. The exact scheduling will follow shortly. Full information on the event can be found here. The deadline for entries is only one…

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Taekwondo research during the first British Open.

Project Background Coaches and scientists at the British Taekwondo National Academy are keen to develop innovative methods and training practices to optimise the performance of Taekwondo athletes during competition. To enable us to achieve this requires further scientific research to be conducted. The British Taekwondo National Academy in association with Edge Hill University are scheduled to…

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Re-structured BTCB Poomsae Committee

October 2008 Dear Taekwondo Instructor/Student, I have some exciting news regarding the recently re-structured Poomsae Committee which I would like to share with you. First, let me introduce you the great new team we have in place and which task, beyond leading the elite technical players to higher successes, will also be to further develop…

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Manchester to toast Olympic Heros

MANCHESTER is preparing to give its Olympic champions a fitting welcome home to celebrate their record-breaking success.   The city will hold a giant party in front of the town hall in Albert Square on Tuesday 7th October from 5.30 to 7.30 (FREE) with appearances by Beijing stars like Salford’s triple gold medal-winning cyclist Chris…