OMA Regional Championships Feb 2024: Results

Our students battled it out in Deeside today (sometimes with the refs as much as with their opponents!) and each of them gave a performance to be proud of! Our team of 20 students won 30 medals: 14 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze! 👊

A big shout-out to Dean and Ríain, who were competing for the first time; and to Owen & Rod, who also took part but missed out on the medals. Great effort, lads 👏

Well done to everyone who stepped up to have a go. You did yourselves and your club proud 💪❤️

Thanks to OMA for running the event and thanks to our awesome support squad 🙂

RESULTS: February 2024 OMA Regional Championships

Jacob AlmondSILVER Sparring
Alin ManolescuSILVER Sparring
Jay ConnollyGOLD Sparring
GOLD Speed Kicking
SILVER Inclusive Sparring
Ava PhamGOLD Sparring
GOLD Speed Kicking
SILVER Patterns
Tess WykeBRONZE Sparring
Joe McNichollGOLD Sparring
Kaden SpringerGOLD Sparring
Ríain BerginBRONZE Sparring
Eloise WilliamsGOLD Speed Kicking
SILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Olly GarganGOLD Sparring
GOLD Team Patterns
GOLD Patterns
Adam AhmadGOLD Team Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
Zak AhmadGOLD Sparring
GOLD Team Patterns
Jake KayllSILVER Patterns
SILVER Sparring
Andy KettleBRONZE Sparring
Connor MurphyBRONZE Sparring
Callum EdwardsSILVER Patterns
SILVER Sparring
SILVER Inclusive Sparring
Sandra BaldwinGOLD Sparring

2024 GTI English Open: Results

A great start to the year for our squad! Impressive performances from the whole team at the GTI English Open today. We’re very proud!

Our 14 competitors brought home 18 medals: 4 gold, 9 silver & 5 bronze! 💪

Well done also to Ethan, who fought really well and won several fights, only just missing out on a medal.

Great work, everyone! And thank you to our awesome coaches and supporters who kept the team going all day 🙂

RESULTS: 2024 GTI English Open

Eoin CarneyBRONZE Sparring
Toby KaleckiSILVER Sparring
Olly KrukGOLD Sparring
Dominik KrukSILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Tess WykeGOLD Sparring
Kaden SpringerBRONZE Sparring
Nikola KlizaSILVER Sparring
Eloise WilliamsGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
Olly GarganGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
Owen GarganSILVER Patterns
SILVER Sparring
Jake KayllSILVER Sparring
Connor MurphySILVER Sparring
Stef DaviesSILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns

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 👏