Team GB’s Taekwondo star to represent Isle of Man at Euros

Team GB’s Taekwondo star to represent Isle of Man at Euros

Bianca Cook (nee - Walkden) will represent the Isle of Man at May's Taekwondo European Championships in Belgrade. Bianca has family on the island and has decided to make the switch to fight for the small nation ahead of the upcoming European Championships to enhance her selection prospects for Team GB at the Paris 2024. She will be competing for an unprecedented 5th European title.


Taekwon-Do: 69 years after its birth

Taekwon-Do: 69 years after its birth

The history of Taekwon-Do must be told from November 9, 1918, when Choi Hong Hi was born in Hwa Dae, in the Myong Chun district on the Korean peninsula. Of fragile health and strong temperament, at the age of 15 he began studying calligraphy and Taekkyon, an ancient Korean discipline that includes numerous foot techniques and open hand arm movements.