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Change of Venue: Manchester, Coach and Player Referee Seminar

Please be advised the the venue for the Coach & Player seminar this Saturday (7th March) afternoon has changed. The new venue will be as follows: NATIONAL TKD ACADEMY ASDA EASTLANDS (SPORTCITY) ASHTON NEW ROAD MANCHESTER M11 4BD The time remains unchanged – Registration at 12.30 for 1pm start. The seminar is expected to run…

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British Olympian Turns to Video Game to Hone 2012 Fighting Skills

One of Britain’s top athletes is using a new video game as part of his day to day training. Tyrone Robinson, a British International Championship Gold Medallist and a European Championship Bronze Medallist in Taekwondo, is using martial arts fighting game ‘Street Fighter IV’ as a way to mentally rehearse moves, sharpen coordination, speed up…

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GLL Sports Foundation. Funding opportunities for talented athletes

GLL Sport Foundation Athlete support for 2009 is now open for applications. Following the launch of GLL Sport Foundation last year, we are delighted to bring to your attention Round 2 of the funding scheme that supports, develops and helps talented young athletes achieve their sporting aspirations. The application period for 2009 awards opened on…

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ETU President runs for WTF Presidency

ETU President Athanasios Pragalos has offciially announced his candidature for WTF presidency at the upcoming elections at the WTF General Assembly. The elections will take place in October 2009 during the World Taekwondo Championships in Copenhagen. ETU President Pragalos has informed the current WTF President Dr. Chungwon Choue about his intentions to run for presidency….

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Juniors Athletes attend development and selection camp in Manchester

39 juniors athletes from a number of UK clubs attended a recent 5-day training camp at the National Academy in Manchester. The purpose of the camp was to begin the process of selecting a team that has the ability to perform well at the 2009 ETU Junior European Championships scheduled to be held in Sweden over the…

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Congratulations to Gavin Davison and Ben Shaw for their acceptance onto the WTF-KHU Partnership Training Programme. Read more..

We are pleased to announce that two BTCB members, both students of Chi Taekwondo, have received confirmation that they have secured places to attend the WTF-KHU Partnership Training Programme at Kyung-Hee University in South Korea in July/August this year. Gavin Davison and Ben Shaw received confirmation from the WTF that they were chosen from thousands…

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Results: BTCB National Poomsae judge course

Congratulations to all those who attained the BTCB National Poomsae judges’ qualification. The poomsae judge course was conducted on 8th Feb, 2009 at Kang Han Centre, Hucknall. For a full list of results click here.

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What’s going on in February and March?

Check out the Calendar section of the BTCB website to see full information about planned BTCB member events. February and March will by busy period with the start of the competition season and two big events planned for the South (UTF The British Masters Open) and North (Ultimate Taekwondo Spring Championships) of the country. Highlights…

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Supplement Advice in Relation to Anti-Doping

There are risks that some supplements contain prohibited substances. Therefore before taking any supplements athletes must assess the risk and understand their personal responsibility, ignorance is NOT an excuse. UK Sport have developed a new initiative with HFL Sports Science Ltd in the evolution of “Informed-Sport” (an athlete accessible supplement testing programme) and in July…

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Do you want to become a Taekwondo Judge or Referee?

The starting point to becoming a judge or a referee is to attend an official BTCB judges / Referee’s course. Once you qualify as a judge you can then attend events as an official and after a period of time you can progress onto centre refereeing.  Judging courses are open to all students from the…

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Further details on the Amendments of the Competition Rules.

WTF has concluded the ballots for major amendments of the competition rule. This ballot has been conducted by e-vote over the internet. An overwhelming majority of members voted for the change of the existing competition rules. The major changes are: competition area will shrink to 8 x 8 m new point system: 1 point for…

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Changes to WTF Rules Passed

The WTF have today announced  that changes to the competition rules have been passed.  Full details of the changes will following shortly.