AUTUMN BUCS/BSTF CHAMPIONSHIPS and BRITISH TAEKWONDO POOMSAE NATIONALS 2019

On Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019, the University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club attended the BUCS/BSTF Autumn Championships in Ilford which had hundreds of participants from many universities across the UK. Our team competed in WT Poomsae, WT sparring, ITF sparring and ITF Chang-Hon. The Club also participated in the British Taekwondo PoomsaeContinue reading “AUTUMN BUCS/BSTF CHAMPIONSHIPS and BRITISH TAEKWONDO POOMSAE NATIONALS 2019”

Spring Championships 2019

On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2019, the University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club attended the BSTF Spring Championships, which was also the qualification event for the EUSA (European Student) Championships in Croatia. This was the biggest BSTF competition of the year with over 600 participants and 55 Universities across the UK. Our team competedContinue reading “Spring Championships 2019”

Mayor Cup Open Poomsae Championships

On 2nd March, Fabian Burkhardt, Tom O’Sullivan and Marianna Hurst competed at the KTA 3rd Mayor Cup Open Poomsae Championships in Harrogate. The 3 of them made incredible achievements! Tom won Gold in the K3 U35 Male category. Marianna won Gold in the Dan U30 Female Team category, and Bronze in the Dan U30 PairContinue reading “Mayor Cup Open Poomsae Championships”

Winter Championships 2018

On 17th February 2019, University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club took part in the BSTF Winter Championships at Nottingham Trent, Lee Westwood Sports Centre. The team was coached by Hamid Ghayoorzadeh and Fabian Burkhardt, with Marianna Hurst and Haydn Price volunteering. 11 members competed; Ismael Coulibaly, Rachel Higgins, Catriona Baker, Fabian Burkhardt, Antony Duff, Usman Ali,Continue reading “Winter Championships 2018”

Autumn Championships 2018

  On 18th November 2018, the University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club participated in the Autumn Championships at Jean Brown Indoor Arena, London. Fabian Burkhardt competed in the A-class Kukkiwon Poomsae male division and impressively achieved a silver medal. He was surprised at the number of participators as there were 33 other Universities and 125 patterns competitorsContinue reading “Autumn Championships 2018”

BSTF 2018

On 10-11th March 2018, University of Birmingham Taekwondo University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club competed at the 32nd Student National Taekwondo Championships at University of Worcester Arena, in both sparring and patterns. The team was coached by Hamid Ghayoorzadeh, Lee Bryan and Tom Hughes, and consisted of Ismael Coulibaly, Osanne Gbayere, Mark Elliot, Tom O’Sullivan, Joshua Munday,Continue reading “BSTF 2018”

Lion’s Cup, Nottingham

Seven club members – Antony Duff, Dan Wallace, Tom O’Sullivan, Henry Yao, Hettie Martin, Osanne Gbayere and Justin Tan – fought in the World Taekwondo style sparring tournament, coached by Hamid Ghayoorzadeh and Tom Hughes. With their skill, hard work and determination, they achieved 1 gold (Osanne), 4 silver (Antony, Dan, Tom, Henry) and 1Continue reading “Lion’s Cup, Nottingham”

5 Medals from Challenge Cup

On Sunday 3rd December, University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club competed at the British Student Taekwondo Federation Challenge Cup, held at Aston University. All five of our competitors achieved Silver or Bronze medals, with their determination and spirit as well as the expert coaching of Hamid Ghayoorzadeh, Lee Bryan and Tom Hughes. Mark Elliot and HaoContinue reading “5 Medals from Challenge Cup”

BSTF 2017

On 4-5th March 2017, University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club made an outstanding performance at the 31st Student National Taekwondo Championships at University of Worcester Arena. The club’s 8 competitors came away with an impressive 5 medals in sparring, with Ismael Mekene Coulibaly and Mahammad Ouattara also qualifying for the European Universities Championships in July 2017,Continue reading “BSTF 2017”