International Women’s Day, 8th March

On the 8th of March, people all over the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD celebrates everything that women have achieved and promotes gender equality. IWD dates back hundreds of years, the first IWD gathering was held in 1911. IWD is all about unity, reflection, celebration, advocacy and action, and its only…

The Bailey’s Taekwondo Experience in South Asia

David and Angie Bailey, British Taekwondo instructors from Central Scotland, recently travelled to Nepal to deliver some taekwondo taster sessions for a charity called Kids in Kathmandu Nepal (KIKN). The charity does an amazing job supporting children in one of the world’s poorest countries. Nepal was hit by devastating earthquakes in 2015 and thousands of…

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE (Edition 1)

Hi everyone, We appreciate the level of concern at the moment regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the potential impacts it could have on BT members and planned activities. British Taekwondo are monitoring the government advice on this issue daily and consulting with World Taekwondo and World Taekwondo Europe partners. This is a fast moving situation that…

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Tries Taekwondo

On Wednesday 26th February, SportsAid hosted an event at London Stadium which was dedicated to championing the role of athletes’ parents and guardians – the team behind the team – and their impact on British sporting success. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who has been Patron of the organisation since 2013, was in attendance at…

Events Sanctioning Policy Reminder

Dear BT Instructors, Following a number of enquiries from clubs and concerned members regarding insurance at Test Match days, we would like to clarify the policy. If a club is conducting test matches within its own normal club environment and has confirmed that all athletes and anyone acting as a referee are current BT members,…

Usman Dildar appointed as Technical Director of Taekwondo Europe

We would like to congratulate Usman Dildar, BT Vice President, on his appointment to Technical Director of Taekwondo Europe. In this position, Usman will be responsible for all technical issues related to European Taekwondo events and competitions. We wish Usman all the best with his appointment. To read more please click HERE.

National Taekwondo Centre School Project

Over the past few weeks we have been working with GB Taekwondo, MCR Active and GLL to provide weekly Taekwondo sessions for Briscoe Lane Primary School, which is a school local to the National Taekwondo Centre.   The Briscoe Lane school children have taken part in a block of 6 weeks coaching sessions, which ended with a…

British Taekwondo National Dan Grading

Following many requests from the membership, we are thrilled to announce the date of a British Taekwondo National Dan Grading opportunity that will be held this year. On the 7th June 2020, at the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester, British Taekwondo will host a high quality National Dan grading event for BT members wishing to test…

GB Open Poomsae Championships 2020 Payment Reminder

Good Morning, We have just 8 Days to go until the GB Open Poomsae Championships 2020!  As you will all be aware, the closing date has now passed for this event, and the deadline for making payments is TODAY at 9pm. We have sent out invoices and Worldpay links to ALL CLUBS that have entered the…

Grandmaster Sim Woon Pan

All at BT are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Grandmaster Sim Woon Pan. Grandmaster Pan, a Kukkiwon 9th Dan, 1st Class Kukkiwon Master Instructor and Dan Examiner was a well known, extremely knowledgable, respected and humble man who dedicated his life to Taekwondo. Our condolences go to his immediate family and we…

Thank you for a great year!

Hi Everyone, As 2019 draws to a close, I wanted to reflect on a very busy year for British Taekwondo members and update you on exciting plans as we head into the 2020’s! It’s been a tremendous year for our Kyorugi & Poomsae teams with medals galore and valuable experience gained. In Kyorugi – British…

GB Open Poomsae Championship Deadline

Our first event in 2020 will be the GB Open Poomsae Championships (GBOP 2020), which takes place at the Sportsdock – University of East London on Saturday 25th January and Sunday 26th January! An updated information pack for the GBOP 2020 is now available, please click HERE. Don’t forget, entries are via TPSS, and the closing date for…