WELCOME TO GB TAEKWONDO
Established in 2002, GB Taekwondo is responsible for the preparation, management and performance of British athletes at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and at World and European Championships.
Based in Manchester, we manage the full time ‘World Class Performance’ programme and with the support of UK Sport and National Lottery funding, we have up to 30 athletes living in the city, and training out of the GB Taekwondo National Training Centre in East Manchester.
With the further support of Sport England, we manage the national Development Programme, responsible for the development of cadet and junior athletes and their progression as members of the elite squads.
GB Taekwondo hosts and delivers regular major events which give our athletes the chance to showcase their talents and benefit from home advantage. Recently we have hosted several Grand Prix, The Para World Taekwondo Championships 2017 and the World Taekwondo Championships in 2019 at the Manchester Arena. Future events include a Grand Prix in 2021, European Championships in 2022 and the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final in 2023. All three events will be hosted in Manchester.
Our mission statement:
“To provide athletes with confirmed talent, factual and logical support so that they can realise their full performance potential during Olympic Games, World and European Championships”
Since winning our first World Championship gold medal in 2001, GB Taekwondo has enjoyed continued success on the international stage, notably securing our first Olympic medal at Beijing 2008 before winning gold & bronze medals at London 2012 and gold, silver & bronze medals at Rio 2016.
With the ongoing support from our national governing body, British Taekwondo and our valued stakeholders and partners, we continue to strive for improvement and success.