British Taekwondo wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joy Stirk who has sadly passed away.

It is with much sadness that we have to report the passing of Joy Stirk from Bluewave Korean Martial Arts. Joy was a late starter in Taekwondo but developed a real passion for it and especially for poomsae. She started her Taekwondo journey with Waterside Taekwondo progressing to 2nd Dan before joining Bluewave in 2019 to focus on developing her poomsae for competition. She was a member of the British Taekwondo National Squad for several years and was selected as British Taekwondo’s representative in the Female 66+ division for the 2020 World Championships, which unfortunately were then cancelled due to the pandemic.

Joy Stirk

Joy was committed to her training and showed that it is never too late to start. She enjoyed competition and was very supportive of her fellow competitors.

We pass our sympathy to her husband, Malcolm, and to all her friends and family.