Welcome to the University of Birmingham Ki Taekwondo Club. Here we cater to Taekwondo trainees of all abilities and ages, from complete beginners to elite Dan grades, and anyone in between.

At the club we train in both poomsae and sparring, and our members regularly compete in national and even world championship competitions for both disciplines.

A large part of our training is dedicated to self defence and we even help host the Community Wardens Free Self Defence classes for all UoB students!


The club is one of the oldest clubs at the University and the biggest Taekwondo club in Birmingham. Our members have included Olympic hopefuls and BSTF Student Nationals Gold Medallists.

We train 3 times a week in the new, state-of-the-art University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre. The club teaches all abilities, from beginners to Dan grades, and caters to all interests, be it Poomsae or Sparring. With 3 gradings a year, we make sure all our students are the very best they can be.

Alongside training we have socials, seminars run by Master S.H Blomeley 6th Dan, regular competitions for sparring and poomsae, and free extra training sessions.

We are a WT style club but we openly welcome those from other federations.


Training is 3 times a week in the new state-of-the-art University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre, Studio 2.

Training times:

Wednesday: 20:00 – 21:30

Friday: 19:00 – 20:30

Sunday: 18:00 – 19:30 

Our Instructors

Senior Instructor – Jim Clements

Senior Instructor – Hamid Ghayoorzadeh

Junior Instructor – Fabian Burkhardt


Your Committee 2019-20

Captain – Fabian Burkhardt (2nd Year, PhD in Material Science)

Vice Captain – Eleanor Warrington (3rd Year, Physics)

Secretary – Zaynab Ali (2nd Year, Chemistry)

Treasurer – Abbie Nicholls (4th Year, Physics and Astronomy)

Social Secretary – Haydn Price (3rd Year, Law)

Kit Officer – Bel Bevan-Davies (2nd Year, Ancient History and Archaeology)

Events and Competitions Manager – Antony Duff (4th Year, Law/Alumni)

Social Media Officer –  Catriona Baker (3rd Year, Biochemistry)








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