Taekwondo News

Taekwondo world number one Cook receives Moldovan passport in bid to switch nationality from Britain

By Michael Pavitt

Aaron Cook has not represented Britain since 2012 ©Getty ImagesAaron Cook, taekwondo's current under 80 kilogram world number one, has confirmed his intention to switch nationalities from Britain to Moldova, in order to ensure his qualification for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Britain begin refurbishment of National Taekwondo Centre

By Duncan Mackay

GB Taekwondo's headquarters are to undergone a £2.7 million refurbishment ©GB TaekwondoBritain's National Taekwondo Centre is to be refrubished, it was announced today after it was confirmed the project will receive £2.7 million ($4.1 millon/€3.7 million) funding.

Inaugural African Para-Taekwondo Championships postponed

By Daniel Etchells

The inaugural edition of the African Para-Taekwondo Championships has been postponed ©AFTUThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has announced the inaugural edition of the African Para-Taekwondo Championships, scheduled to take place next month, has been postponed.

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia targets taekwondo as sport to send female competitor to Rio 2016 in

By Nick Butler at the Jamsil Lotte World Hotel in Seoul

A female Saudi Arabian taekwondo player is likely to compete at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesA female taekwondo player from Saudi Arabia is likely to participate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) President Chungwon Choue has claimed.

Exclusive: World Taekwondo Federation President calls for IOC and UN to introduce Sport Peace Corps

By Nick Butler at the Jamsil Lotte World Hotel in Seoul

Chungwon Choue is meeting with Thomas Bach and Ban Ki Moon to discuss a Sport Peace Corps in New York City next month ©WTFWorld Taekwondo Federation (WTF) President Chungwon Choue is increasing pressure on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and United Nations to introduce a Sport Peace Corps to centralise the distribution of funding around the world.

Olympic champion Jones fights back to earn Swiss Open taekwondo title

By Michael Pavitt

Jade Jones trailed 8-0 before bouncing back to earn a golden point victory in Switzerland ©Getty ImagesLondon 2012 Olympic champion Jade Jones fought back to earn victory at the Swiss Open in Montreux and claim her third consecutive gold medal of the year.

British taekwondo world number one Cook set to compete for Moldova at Rio 2016

By Michael Pavitt

Aaron Cook (right) has not represented Great Britain since 2012 ©Getty ImagesAaron Cook, taekwondo's current world number one in the under 80 kilogram weight category, has sought to change nationality from Britain to Moldova to ensure that he will qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

GB Taekwondo Fighting Chance programme looking for heavyweight talent

By Daniel Etchells

GB Taekwondo is on the look out for the next Mahama Cho ©Getty ImagesGB Taekwondo has turned to its successful Fighting Chance programme for the third time in five years to recruit martial arts exponents with a desire to represent Great Britain at Rio 2016 or Tokyo 2020, only this time the governing body is looking for a heavyweight specifically.

Daedo named taekwondo protector and scoring system supplier for Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

Daedo will supply the protector and scoring system at Rio 2016 ©DaedoDaedo UK will supply the protector and scoring system (PSS) at next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being chosen ahead of fellow approved brand KP&P, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has announced
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