2019 GTI National Open: Results

The 2019 GTI National Open was held in Cheltenham on 22nd September. Seven of our North West Spirit TKD fighters competed against some tough opposition, and they all did us proud!

Our 7 fighters won 9 medals: 6 gold and 3 bronze! 

Special congratulations to brothers Owen and Olly Gargan, who both fought extremely well to take gold in their junior sparring divisions.

Thank you to everyone who helped with coaching and supporting our team!  


RESULTS: 2019 GTI National Open

Athika KadarGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Callum EdwardsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Connor MurphyBRONZE Sparring
Olly GarganGOLD Sparring
Owen GarganGOLD Sparring
Stef DaviesGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns

2019 BUTL UK Open: Results

Our fighters had a fantastic day at the BUTL UK Open on 6th July! We had 14 students taking part and every one of them did us proud with their performances. And everyone won a medal!

The final count was 25 medals: 10 gold, 7 silver & 8 bronze! 

Thanks to all our coaches and supporters, who showed awesome team spirit, as always! And thank you to everyone at BUTL for organising such an enjoyable event.

Well done, team! 


RESULTS: 2019 BUTL UK Open

Alan JohnsonBRONZE Patterns
SILVER Sparring
Athika KadarGOLD Sparring
Callum EdwardsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Connor MurphyBRONZE Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
James ConnollySILVER Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Joseph BrennanBRONZE Patterns
SILVER Sparring
Kaden SpringerGOLD Sparring
Nikola KlizaBRONZE Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Olly GarganGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Owen GarganSILVER Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Tzaneen LongBRONZE Patterns
SILVER Sparring
William BrennanBRONZE Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Sandra BaldwinSILVER Sparring
Stef DaviesBRONZE Patterns
SILVER Sparring

June 2019 Tournament Results

Well done to our tournament team for another awesome medal haul in June!

At the ITC Open Championships on 23rd June, our team won 15 medals: 7 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze! Three students even won double gold: Callum Edwards, Tzaneen Long and Kaden Springer. Fantastic!

At the Heart of England TKD Summer Championships on 30th June, our three fighters won 7 medals: 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. Little Olly Gargan had a particularly successful day, winning FOUR medals – 2 gold and 2 bronze – all to himself!

Great stuff. Well done, team!


RESULTS: 2019 ITC Open Championships

Olly GarganBRONZE Point Sparring
Nikola KlizaSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Point Sparring
BRONZE Continuous Sparring
Tzaneen LongGOLD Point Sparring
GOLD Continuous Sparring
Kaden SpringerGOLD Point Sparring
GOLD Continuous Sparring
Owen GarganSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Continuous Sparring
Alan JohnsonBRONZE Patterns
Callum EdwardsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Continuous Sparring
Connor MurphyBRONZE Continuous Sparring
Sandra BaldwinGOLD Destruction

RESULTS: 2019 Heart of England TKD Summer Championships

Sandra BaldwinSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
Olly GarganGOLD Sparring
GOLD Speed Kick
BRONZE Patterns
BRONZE High Kick
Owen GarganGOLD Sparring

£625 raised for Alder Hey!

On 9th June, several of our club members took part in the GTI ‘100 Rounds of Sparring’ charity event. Callum Edwards, Sandra Baldwin, Stef Davies and Olivia & James Connolly all completed 100 one-minute rounds of sparring. It was really tough & sweaty work, but they stuck it out for a very good cause!

The final count is now in, and our little club has raised an impressive £625 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Charity! Massive thanks to everyone who sponsored our team’s efforts. Your donations will help to fund Alder Hey’s life-saving medical equipment, research and facilities; as well as supporting activities and projects designed to improve the lives of patients.

Great work, team!

Sponsored Sparring! Raising funds for Alder Hey

Who’s up for it?! 💪

On 9th June, some of our club members will be taking part in the annual GTI ‘100 Rounds of Sparring’ charity event. Participants have to complete up to 100 one-minute rounds of sparring or patterns. Think you’ve got what it takes? Challenge yourself and raise money for a great cause! All students are welcome to take part.

This year we will be raising funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Charity. Alder Hey Hospital is a place that many children in Liverpool will visit at some point in their lives. By supporting Alder Hey Children’s Charity, YOU can help raise funds for life-saving medical equipment, research and facilities; as well as supporting activities and projects designed to improve the lives of patients.

If you’d like to sponsor our team, please see one of us in person or visit our Justgiving page. Please also share our fundraising page with your friends, family and colleagues!

More info & sponsor forms

Thank you!

April 2019 Black Belt Grading

We have the absolute pleasure of announcing the promotion of one of our junior students to the rank of Black Belt! CONGRATULATIONS to Joseph McGhee, 1st Dan!

10-year-old Joe has trained with us since 2014, and has trained especially hard over the last 6 months in preparation for the GTI Black Belt Grading on 14th April. We’re extremely pleased and proud that his hard work and determination have paid off!

Well done, Joe! Great work.

March 2019 Tournament Results

Well done to our tournament team on more great results in March!

At the ITC/GBTF Northern Open on 17th March, our team won 6 silver and 4 bronze medals. Then, at the ITF HQ Welsh National Championships on 30th March, our three junior fighters won 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Well done, team!

RESULTS: ITC/GBTF Northern Open

Nikola KlizaSILVER Point sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Joe BrennanSILVER Patterns
William BrennanBRONZE Patterns
Owen GarganSILVER Patterns
SILVER Continuous sparring
BRONZE Point sparring
Connor MurphySILVER Point sparring
SILVER Continuous sparring
Sandra BaldwinBRONZE Continuous sparring

RESULTS: ITF HQ Welsh National Championships

Nikola KlizaSILVER Sparring
Olly GarganBRONZE Patterns
BRONZE Dragon tail
Owen GarganSILVER Special technique
BRONZE Sparring

2019 GMS XXI Open Championships: Results

The 2019 GMS XXI Open Championships were held on Sunday 3rd March in Motherwell, Scotland. Three North West Spirit students were in attendance, and all three did the club proud.

5-year-old Olly Gargan won a bronze medal in sparring, while big brother Owen took silver after a very close final round. Teammate Connor Murphy fought well in the junior black belt sparring category, but unfortunately missed out on the medals this time.

Well done, boys! Onwards and upwards 🙂

Our Club’s 12 Year Anniversary!

14th February 2019 marks the 12 year anniversary of our club.

We began as Halewood Taekwondo Club in 2007. Over the years, we’ve welcomed many new students and made lots of new friends. Our classes have grown considerably, with many new black belts developed and tournament champions crowned.

Thank you to all our students, coaches, volunteers and supporters for helping to make our club such a success! We couldn’t do it without you.