Student Profile: Stef Davies

Stef Davies

3rd Degree Black Belt

GTI National Squad Member



Favourite things about taekwondo:
I like most aspects of taekwondo, particularly pad work (hitting things is very therapeutic)! I also love the team spirit within the club and in the GTI – especially at tournaments, where we all cheer each other on.


Benefits of taekwondo:
Learning to push myself beyond my expectations, and not giving up so easily when the going gets tough.
Feeling fitter, stronger and more confident.


Future taekwondo goals:
At the moment, just to carry on training and competing for as long as my body lets me!


Career highlights:
Representing England at international tournaments in Rimini and Budapest as Captain of the GTI Ladies Team.
Winning silver in sparring at the 2015 World Taekwondo Championships and gold in sparring at the 2007 World Taekwondo Championships.


Awards:

GTI Black Belt Competitor of the Year Awards:
2016-17 Competitor of the Year – Ladies Sparring 
2016-17 Competitor of the Year – Ladies Patterns 
2014-15 Competitor of the Year – Ladies Patterns 


Recent tournament results:

2019 GTI British OpenGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
2019 World ITF Taekwondo ChampionshipsGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
SILVER Team Sparring
2019 GTI National OpenGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2019 BUTL UK OpenSILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2018 ITF Union European CupGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 GTI British OpenGOLD Patterns
SILVER Sparring
2018 BUTL UK Open ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 ITF Union Open European
Championships
BRONZE Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD High Kick
2018 GTI National OpenSILVER Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 LTSI Taekwondo PureGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 GTI North West OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 EMAP Open ChampionshipsGOLD Sparring
2018 Trident TKD ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 NWTKD Open CompetitionGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 GTI English OpenBRONZE Patterns
GOLD Sparring