Taekwondo News

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

British Taekwondo meets with Kukkiwon President in Seoul

By Michael Pavitt

The British delegation paid a visit to Kukkiwon ©British TaekwondoBritish Taekwondo have visited Seoul to pay their respects to new Kukkiwon President Jeong Mansoon.

2015 European Para-Taekwondo Championships to be open event

By Liam Morgan

The European Para-taekwondo Union have announced the upcoming European Para-taekwondo Championships will be an open event ©EPTUThis year's European Para-Taekwondo Championships, scheduled to be staged in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau, will be an open event for the first time.

Britain begins planning for taekwondo's Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020

By Daniel Etchells

British Para-Taekwondo has outlined its ambitions for 2015 and beyond ©British Para-Taekwondo British Taekwondo has started preparing for the sport's debut on the Paralympic programme at Tokyo 2020. 

Qatar and Nigerian Taekwondo Federations work together to crack visa scam

By Liam Morgan

The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation have uncovered a fradulent scheme where 16 people posed as members of the Nigeria team to gain access to Qatar ©NTFThe Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) have uncovered a fraudulent scheme in which 16 people were given visas after they posed as members of the Nigerian team ahead of the first Qatar International Open, due to take place from March 6 until 9.

World Taekwondo Federation President visits Olympic capital to discuss sport's development after Paralympic inclusion

By Daniel Etchells

Chungwon Choue, President of the World Taekwondo Federation, has visited the WTF office in Lausanne to discuss the future development of Para-taekwondo ©WTFWorld Taekwondo Federation (WTF) President Chungwon Choue has visited the governing body's headquarters in Lausanne to discuss the future development of the sport following its historic inclusion on the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020. 

Programme to find Nigerian taekwondo talent launched by Olympic bronze medallist

By Daniel Etchells

The Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation has set its 2015 programme in motion ©CCSFThe Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation's (CCSF) 2015 programme has begun with the launch of its "Inspire the Zones" initiative in Gusau, the capital of Nigeria's Zamfara state.
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