British Spring Open 2020 – Enter your players!

Manchester Sport Taekwondo has been hosting this prestigious tournament for 31 consecutive years and has grown larger and more successful with more than 600 participants from 11 countries.

Many among you are regular participants of this family-oriented tournament usually held in one of the two Urmston Sport Centres. This year, however, it will take place at the University of Salford Sports Centre, still in the Western part of Greater Manchester, and still close to one of UK’s biggest shopping centres, the Trafford Centre, and Trafford City, with their wide choice of restaurants, cinemas and hotels.

Spanning over two days, Saturday will see the great technical skills of Poomsae competitors of all ages from Pee Wee all the way to Masters and a dedicated Para section who always wow the public, judged by Grand Masters from all over the world; and Sunday will provide its usual share of excitement and screams of supporters with the Kyorugi competition, over 6 rings – 3 for A-class using the Daedo system and 3 for B and C classes using KPnP.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your team to our tournament and great city for another weekend of sportsmanship and friendship! Do enter your players very soon as the places get filled up very quickly. Click here to head over to our page dedicated to the tournament for all the details you need and to download your entry forms.

Spring Open 2020 pic

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Success in Naples!


2020 started on high notes! On 26th January, a small contingent led by GM Mark Richardson, was in Naples in Italy, to take part in the “Terra delle Sirene” competition held in Sorrento. The team came back with 7 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze, as well as the second team trophy and a special award for head instructor GM Mark! Well done everyone!

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Supreme Grand Master Hee Ro’s visit

In February 2019, Manchester Sport Taekwondo was honoured to welcome Supreme Grand Master Hee Ro, son of Song Moo Kwan’s founder SGM Biyung Jick Ro, for a week end of worskhops forcusing on the traditional aspects of the martial art and as a self-defence tool, assisted by GM Guy Jones, Song Moo Kwan Europe President. It was a weekend thoroughly enjoyed by all and much was learnt.



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Double European Champions!

Early February 2018, a very big contingent from the whole of Manchester Taekwondo Schools flew to Milan for the first ever Song Moo Kwan European Championships, held in Busto Arsizio. Everyone did very well and came back with medals, resulting in the club winning the 1st team trophy not once but twice, for both Poomsae and Kyorugi events. Well done everyone, great result!




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11th Tae Kwondo Open In April 2017

Hi All,

Only 10 weeks away and we will be hosting our Spring event of the year on the 29th and 30th April 2017.

Please click on the link here TKD April 2017 for more information.

Keep Stretching!


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Barcelona here we come …

In a few days, we will be leaving to compete in the Jordan International Tae Kwondo competition in Barcelona.

Last year there were 5 people from the club, Coach Sir, P Mattis (Team Mgr), Competitors: Daley Richardson (Bronze, +80kg), Adam Mattis (Gold, -80kg) and Tom Gore (Qtr-Finals, -56kg).

This year a team of over 15 people will be going. It is going to be a very exciting competition and we wish everyone the best of luck.

Keep Stretching!

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Adam Mattis fights for -80kg British Student TKD championships

Our own Adam Mattis, 19 will be competing in the 30th British Students Taekwondo Federation championships in the A Class (-80)kg category this weekend at the University of Worcester.

He is aiming to retain his crown, having won it last year at his first entry in to the competition fighting for the Univeristy of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) where he is a Games Design student.

Adam is looking forward to it and said “Even though I won gold last year, I won’t be overconfident going into the tournament because the standard of competition is improving all the time.”

Wishing Adam all the best for the weekend.

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