Callum Edwards and Connor Murphy both competed in the black belt boys’ divisions, and they bagged 5 medals altogether: 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze!
The next day, the lads also took part in the GTI British Open Championships in Cheltenham, where they were joined by several of their Liverpool teammates. The team of 11 students won 14 medals: 8 gold, 4 silver & 2 bronze!
Well done also to Connor, Athika & Amelia, who didn’t make it into the medals; but they each did us proud with determined performances in some very tough divisions.
The 2019 World ITF Taekwondo Championships were held in Wishaw, Scotland, from 1st to 3rd November. Eight North West Spirit Taekwondo fighters took part, and we’re proud to say that every one of them won a medal. Not only that, but seven of them are coming home as World Champions!
Our 8 fighters won 19 medals: 11 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze! The overall GTI England team won 29 medals: 14 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze.
Well done to the whole GTI team on their success! The atmosphere at the competition was fantastic and the GTI team spirit was incredible!
Massive thanks to all our coaches & supporters, including everyone who supported our team’s fundraising efforts in the run up to the event. It’s the teamwork that makes the dream work!
RESULTS: 2019 World ITF Taekwondo Championships
GOLD Sparring GOLD Special Technique GOLD Team Sparring BRONZE Patterns
GOLD Sparring SILVER Patterns
GOLD Sparring GOLD Team Sparing
GOLD Sparring GOLD Team Sparring
GOLD Team Sparring SILVER Sparring
SILVER Team Sparring BRONZE Sparring BRONZE Patterns
GOLD Sparring SILVER Patterns SILVER Team Sparring
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 OpenChampionships
BRONZE Point Sparring
SILVER Patterns BRONZE Point Sparring BRONZE Continuous Sparring
GOLD Point Sparring GOLD Continuous Sparring
GOLD Point Sparring GOLD Continuous Sparring
SILVER Patterns BRONZE Continuous Sparring
GOLD Patterns GOLD Continuous Sparring
BRONZE Continuous Sparring
RESULTS: 2019 Heart of England TKD Summer Championships
SILVER Patterns BRONZE Sparring
GOLD Sparring GOLD Speed Kick BRONZE Patterns BRONZE High Kick
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.
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!
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 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
SILVER Point sparring BRONZE Patterns
SILVER Patterns SILVER Continuous sparring BRONZE Point sparring
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.