July 18, 2018

British Taekwondo, the NGB for Taekwondo in the UK have announced a new CEO. After a lengthy recruitment process, Shirley Stapleton has taken on the role with immediate effect.

6 candidates were shortlisted and interviewed for the position, replacing the temporary COO role held by Ms Stapleton since the organisation's previous AGM.

In her new role as CEO, she will oversee all aspects of governance for Taekwondo in the United Kin...

July 16, 2018

It's something of a difficult subject in the martial arts, how do athletes get sponsorship and what can I do to stand the best chance of landing my own sponsor?

Contrary to popular belief, sponsorship is not just about winning. Of course, the most successful athletes to tend to have more joy commercially, but this is not always the case, and it's the only thing you can do to get companies on board.

Traits such as loyalty, sports...

July 11, 2018

Image Source GB Taekwondo

Martial Arts is different to other sports in so many ways. One resounding quality is that talent is almost always recognised and rewarded. There may be no better demonstration of this than GB Taekwondo's extremely thorough talent identification programme.

#Taekkers is a talent scouting platform launched by GB Taekwondo in January 2018, whereby young martial artists from any and all backgrounds and style...

July 6, 2018

Chris Boughey is a well respected martial artist who has competed with and against some of the best there has ever been. He is the founder and Chief Instructor of North West Chinese Kickboxing (NWCKB) and has over thirty years of training and teaching in the martial arts.

Chris has been acknowledged as one of the country’s best heavyweight fighters, having represented his country both nationally and internationally, notching up...

July 5, 2018

What do you notice when watching the best in business throw their kicks? Their legs seem to work by remote control, it looks effortless. Normally they are relaxed with a loose stance and yet they can throw extremely powerful kicks and score points among the best fighters in the world.

Obviously this is not something you can learn overnight, certainly as a beginner it is much more likely that you will be completely tensed up. Th...

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