Korean National Taekwondo demonstration team tours England

by Events Editor on 7 September, 2009 updated 19 August, 2017

in Event Notices | Sport

News of a Korean Taekwondo tour in England:

Taekwondo demonstration

The Korean National University of Sport: Taekwondo Demonstration Team,
UK Tour – Bringing the best of Taekwondo to the UK’s Olympic hopefuls

Date: September 14th – 20th, 2009-09-04
Location: London and five cities in the UK
Presented by: The Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism

Hosted by: Korean Cultural Centre UK
Demonstration team: Korean National University of Sport

Taekwondo Demonstration Team

The Taekwondo Demonstration Team from the Korean National University of Sport will be touring six cities in the UK. They will work with Taekwondo clubs around the country to develop global talent ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Taekwondo has been an official Olympic sport since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and is currently the most popular martial art in the world. There has been growing interest in Taekwondo in the UK with Sarah Stevenson winning the Bronze medal in her weight category at the Beijing Olympic Games.

The Global Talent Development Tour is the first of its kind in the UK and it will provide a golden opportunity for aspiring Taekwondo Olympians in the UK. The tour will kick off in London, and tickets are available for this event. The rest of the workshops will be free of charge but will require registration in advance. The Taekwondo Demonstration Team from Korea will be working closely with participants to provide tips on improving technique and form.

A detailed schedule of the tour can be found below.

  • MONDAY September 14th, 7.00 -10.00pm: Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, London, N15 4JA.
  • WEDSNESDAY, September 16th, 6.30 -8.30pm: Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN
  • THURSDAY, September 17th, 7.00 -10.00pm: Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, BH7 7DX
  • FRIDAY, September 18th, 6.30 – 9.00pm: Old Trafford Community Centre, Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M169AX
  • SATURDAY, September 19th: Doncaster (venue tba)
  • SUNDAY, September 20th, 10.00am-1.00pm: K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ

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Colin Bartlett September 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

The Tottenham performance starts at 6:30pm according to a leaflet issued at the Thames Festival on Sunday. Judging by the three one hour demonstrations I saw at the Thames Festival at the weekend this will be well worth going to if you are in London.

The KCCUK website has details of the tour at
http://london.korean-culture.org/navigator.do?menuCode=200903170055&action=VIEW&seq=21714&promImg=&subImg=
which has some differences (see below) from Philip’s post above, so it may be worth checking with venues:

* Monday.14 at Tottenham (apparently 850 metres from Seven Sisters station) is 6:30pm to 9:30pm

* Saturday.19 is from 12pm to 3pm at:
Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Snydale Road, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8LH

* also Monday.21 from 7pm to 9:30pm at
Bath University, Sports Training Village, Claverton Down, Somerset, BA27AY

According to the links at:
http://www.utftaekwondo.com/calendar.html
after the Tottenham performance on Monday.14 “five of the team will then be doing a city tour in Bournemouth, Milton Keynes, Crawley, Barnsley and Manchester”, and on Tuesday.22 there is a “TBA (to be advised)” as part of that city tour.

Philip Gowman September 14, 2009 at 9:01 am

My text was grabbed from the KCC website a week or so ago. I would go by what’s on the KCC’s site rather than mine, because they’ve probably updated their details since I grabbed their text. Thanks for the corrections.

J Bailey September 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Whens your next demonstration in USA, NY.

christopher harris August 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm

hello i was looking on the website and i have seen that the national tkd demo team are at manchester and the september the 18th is this right and if so how much are tickets thank you chris

Philip Gowman August 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Check the year. I don’t remember posting anything about a TKD demo in 2010

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