2023 GTI British Open: Results

Great work from our team today at the final tournament of the year, the GTI British Open! 

There was lots of tough opposition, but our students got stuck in and gave performances to be proud of. Our 14 competitors won 16 medals: 5 gold, 6 silver & 5 bronze! 👊

A special mention also goes to Toby, who did really well in his first ever competition! And to Paul, who fought really well but was unfortunately unable to continue due to injury 👏

Well done, team! 💪

RESULTS: 2023 GTI British Open

Olly KrukBRONZE Sparring
Alin ManolescuBRONZE Sparring
Dominik KrukBRONZE Sparring
Kaden SpringerSILVER Sparring
Nikola KlizaSILVER Sparring
Eloise WilliamsSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
Olly GarganGOLD Sparring
GOLD Patterns
Owen GarganSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
Jack HarrisonGOLD Sparring
Jake KayllGOLD Patterns
Connor MurphySILVER Sparring
Stef DaviesGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns

OMA Regional Championships Oct 2023: Results

A great day out for the team today at the OMA Regional Championships in Wrexham! We had 18 students taking part, which is a fantastic turnout, and they won 29 medals: 13 gold, 5 silver & 11 bronze!

Well done also to Eoin and Andy, who both fought well but just missed out on the medals. The whole team was amazing – especially our first-timers, Eoin, Ethan & Jacob, who we hope will join us again soon for another one!

There were lots of tough fights today, but we’re really proud of you all for stepping up and representing the club. Great work, team!

Thanks to all our coaches and supporters, and to One Martial Arts for an awesome day.

RESULTS: October 2023 OMA Regional Championships

Jacob AlmondSILVER Sparring
Ethan CarneyBRONZE Sparring
Olly KrukBRONZE Sparring
Alin ManolescuGOLD Tag Team Sparring
BRONZE Sparring
Dominik KrukGOLD Tag Team Sparring
BRONZE Sparring
Liam MurphyGOLD Sparring
GOLD Speed Kicking
Tess WykeGOLD Tag Team Sparring
SILVER Sparring
Nikola KlizaGOLD Speed Kicking
GOLD Tag Team Sparring
SILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
Eloise WilliamsGOLD Sparring
GOLD Tag Team Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Olly GarganGOLD Sparring
GOLD Tag Team Sparring
SILVER Patterns
Owen GarganBRONZE Tag Team Sparring
Rod HizmeriBRONZE Sparring
Jake KayllGOLD Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
Connor MurphyGOLD Sparring
Callum EdwardsBRONZE Sparring
Sandra BaldwinSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring

October 2023 Updates

Hi folks, 

Please see the latest club updates below. 🎃

>>> Class Cancellations

At the end of this month, All Souls Church Hall will be closed for flooring refurbishment for a full week. This will be from Monday 30th October, with classes resuming on Monday 6th November. Apologies for any inconvenience.

>>> Class Payments

Our classes operate on a pay-as-you-go system. Please either pay by cash in class, or if you are paying online, please try to do so on the day that you attend training (or you can pay in advance). Keeping track of missing or late payments is not our favourite thing to do, so please make your payments on time. Thank you 🙂

>>> Tournaments & Events

The following events are coming up over the next few months. We hope to see you there!

  • Sunday 22nd October – OMA Regional Championships, Wrexham. 
    This is an excellent opportunity to have a go at competing if you’re inexperienced, plus it’s a rare chance to compete close to home!
    Enter online by Saturday 21st October. More information
  • Sunday 29th October – GTI Masters Seminar, Redditch.
    Train with 4 Taekwondo Masters in a single day! Benefit From their expertise in patterns, kicking development, and self defence. Open to all members age 13+.
    Book onlineMore information.
  • Sunday 26th November – ITFU British Open Championships, Cannock.
    Enter onlineMore information
  • Sunday 3rd December – GTI British Open, Cheltenham. 
    Pick up an entry form in class. More information.  

For further information on these and other events, please see the Events page of our website. Please note that instructors & coaches may not be able to attend all events; however, students are still very welcome to attend. Please familiarise yourself with all the rules and ensure that your licence is valid before entering.  

>>> Tiger & Colour Belt Gradings

The next Tiger and Colour Belt Grading will be held on Saturday 9th December at All Souls Church Hall. If you want to grade, please attend classes regularly (ideally, at least twice per week) and make sure you know all the theory and practical requirements for your grade (as specified on your revision sheet). Please pick up your revision sheet in class if you haven’t already or find them online here.

Please remember that in order to grade you will need:

  • An up-to-date licence (£25)
  • White GTI uniform & belt (£39 – not needed for Tiger grades)
  • Passport-sized photo (if grading for the first time)
  • Grading fee (£10 for Tigers; £25 for those taking grades up to blue belt; £35 for higher grades)
  • Sparring kit (green belts & above).

>>> Merchandise Orders

Get your Christmas orders in ASAP! 🎄 We place our equipment and merchandise orders once per month. Please let us know if you need any uniforms, t-shirts, hoodies, sparring kit, kick pads, etc. Please take a look at our catalogue to see what’s available.

The deadline for this month’s orders will be Saturday 28th October (payment required at time of order).

>>> GTI Squad Training

All licenced students (age 7+) are welcome at GTI National Squad Training. You will have the opportunity to train with some of the GTI’s best fighters and coaches; practise with new sparring partners; improve your fitness, stamina and sparring; build your confidence; and make friends with fellow GTI students from around the country.

Give it a try and see how far you can go! Regular attendees may even get the chance to represent the GTI England team at international competitions.

Fees are £10. Please bring casual clothing (no uniform required), sparring kit and plenty of water.

Upcoming squad sessions:

  • Sunday 12th November, 12:00-15:00 – Cheltenham Bournside School (gymnasium hall), Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3EF.
  • Sunday 10th December, 12:00-15:00 – Phoenix Martial Arts & Fitness, Unit 8, Transfer Bridge Industrial Estate, Swindon, SN1 2HW.

>>> Awards Evening – Saturday 6th January 2023

Save the date! Come and celebrate another successful year for the club. This will be our first party since COVID disrupted everything, so it’s long overdue!

The party is scheduled for the evening of Saturday 6th January at Hollies Hall, Hollies Road, Halewood, L26 0TH.

Eat your fill from the buffet, grab a drink at the bar, and join us for presentation of the highly anticipated annual Student Awards. Award categories will include: Taekwondo Tiger of the Year, Most Improved Student, Best Newcomer, various Competitor Awards, and more!

Cost:  £6 per person / £20 family of four (pay in advance or on the day). Friends & family welcome.

That’s all for now. Please get in touch if you have any questions 🙂

2023 GTI National Open: Results

Our fighters have had a fantastic day at the GTI National Open! 🥊

There were some really tough fights and a high standard of competition, so we’re chuffed that our team of 12 bagged 15 medals: 8 gold, 2 silver & 5 bronze! 🙌

A special shout-out to Tess, who fought really hard through four tough fights, only just missing out on a medal after the last fight went to a frustrating ‘golden point’ decider 😬 Soooo close! But she fought really well and made the whole team proud. Well done, Tess 👏

Every single team member gave 100% today and we honestly couldn’t be prouder. When the going got tough, you just pushed harder and that’s what champions are made of 💪

What a team! ❤️

RESULTS: 2023 GTI National Open

Liam MurphyGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Nikola KlizaSILVER Sparring
Eloise WilliamsGOLD Sparring
Olly GarganGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
Owen GarganGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Rod HizmeriBRONZE Sparring
Jake KayllSILVER Patterns
Paul MurphyGOLD Sparring
Connor MurphyGOLD Sparring
Sandra BaldwinBRONZE Sparring
Stef DaviesGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns

GTI ‘100 Rounds of Sparring’ 2023

Well done to Olly, Owen and Callum who completed the GTI ‘100 Rounds of Sparring’ event on Sunday 9th July! The lads slogged it out in the heat to raise funds for a very worthy cause – North West Cancer Research – and they raised a grand total of £1000 in sponsorship! 🙌

To thank them for their hard work, Hope Bear from North West Cancer Research was kind enough to visit our students at the club yesterday!

Well done again to Olly, Owen and Callum! And thank you so much to everyone who generously donated to this important cause ❤️

Well done to all our GTI friends who also completed the 100 Rounds and raised funds for some very worthy charities 👏

2023 ITC UK Open: Results

Well done to our Tournament Team for a successful day at the ITC UK Open! 🥊
We had 12 members competing today and they won 14 medals: 5 gold, 6 silver & 3 bronze! 🙌

Special congrats to our first-time competitors – Alin, Jake and Paul – who all smashed it! And to Kaden, who returned to competition after a few years out and put on an amazing performance 👊👏

Even when we didn’t get the results we wanted, we were really proud of how everyone performed. Lots of things to celebrate and lots to learn, as always! 💪

Thanks to our coaches – Alan, Connor and Nicole – and to our cheering squad for supporting the team! ❤️

And many thanks to the ITC for an enjoyable day 🙂


Liam MurphyGOLD Sparring
Joe McNichollSILVER Sparring
Tess WykeBRONZE Sparring
Kaden SpringerSILVER Sparring
Nikola KlizaGOLD Speed kicking
Jake KayllGOLD Patterns
SILVER Sparring
Paul MurphyGOLD Sparring
Alan JohnsonSILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Sandra BaldwinSILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Stef DaviesGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns

2023 European Open Taekwondo Championships: Results

Three of our students travelled to Northern Ireland recently for the European Open Taekwondo Championships. Connor, Owen and Olly were representing England after being selected for the GTI National Squad 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🥊

We’re very proud to report that the lads did an amazing job, and will be bringing 1 gold, 2 silver & 1 bronze medal back to Liverpool! 🥇🥈🥈🥉

Connor MurphySILVER Sparring
Owen GarganSILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Olly GarganGOLD Sparring

Well done, lads! You’ve done the club proud.

2023 BUTL Junior Championships: Results

Well done to our junior team! Each of our 7 fighters put in a great effort at today’s BUTL Junior Championships, winning 8 medals: 1 gold, 5 silver & 2 bronze!

A special mention goes to little Olly K, who won 2 medals at his first ever tournament! And to Owen, who fought like a lion against some tough (and taller!) opposition in his first competition as a black belt.

Well done also to Nikola, who missed out on the medals this time despite performing really well in both patterns & sparring.

Well done to all of you! It’s great to see everyone improving with each competition. Keep up the hard work and you’ll be unstoppable 💪

Thanks to the BUTL for a great event!

RESULTS: 2023 BUTL Junior Championships

Dominik KrukGOLD Sparring
Olly GarganSILVER Sparring
Olly KrukBRONZE Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
Owen GarganSILVER Patterns
SILVER Sparring
Rod HizmeriSILVER Sparring
Tess WykeSILVER Sparring

2023 North West Championships: Results

What a team! 🥊🙌

This lot were absolutely brilliant at the North West Championships yesterday! Everyone got stuck in and gave it their best. Our 12 competitors came away with a haul of 20 medals: 12 gold, 4 silver & 4 bronze! 💪

A special shout-out to Tess, who did really well in her first ever competition 👏

Well done also to Joe, who put in a great effort in the patterns but unfortunately couldn’t stick around for the sparring.

So many performances to be proud of! Well done, team. Smashed it! 👊

Many thanks to Wirral TKD for a great day 👍

RESULTS: 2023 North West Championships

Liam MurphyGOLD Sparring
Ava PhamGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Tess WykeSILVER Sparring
Nikola KlizaGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Flying kick
Eloise WilliamsGOLD Sparring
SILVER Flying kick
Olly GarganGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Flying kick
Owen GarganGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Alan JohnsonSILVER Sparring
Athika KadarGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
Callum EdwardsGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Connor MurphyGOLD Sparring
GOLD Patterns