Taekwondo dominate BTSF Winter Championships

On 17th February 2019, University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club took part in the BSTF Winter Championships at Nottingham Trent, Lee Westwood Sports Centre.

The team was coached by Hamid Ghayoorzadeh and Fabian Burkhardt, with Marianna Hurst and Haydn Price volunteering. 11 members competed; Ismael Coulibaly, Rachel Higgins, Catrina Baker, Fabian Burkhardt, Antony Duff, Usman Ali, Zara Hawzey, Haydn Price, Marianna Hurst, Justin Tan and Richard Pearce.

The results were absolutely amazing as the team placed in the top 10 Universities, sitting comfortably in 9th place with 37.0 points. With their hard work and indomitable spirit, the team came away with 9 medals!

  • Ismael A class fighting WT Gold
  • Rachel C class fighting WT Gold and ITF Gold
  • Catrina C class fighting Silver Fabian A class Kukkiwon Poomsae Bronze
  • Antony B class fighting WT Bronze
  • Usman B class fighting WT Bronze
  • Zara C class fighting WT Bronze
  • Haydn C class fighting WT Bronze
  • Richard Pearce A class fighting WT Bronze (for Sheffield)


This was one of the most successful competitions the club has ever had and they can be immensely proud of their achievements! There is no resting on their laurels, as next up in the calendar are the Spring Championships this month! Keep up to date with the club’s results and training times on Facebook.




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