Student Profile: Owen Gargan

Owen Gargan

1st Degree Black Belt

GTI National Squad Member

Junior Coach


Favourite things about taekwondo:
I really enjoy competing in tournaments. I love sparring during training and at competitions.


Benefits of taekwondo:
Taekwondo has helped me to make new friends and build my confidence, and it helps me to keep fit.


Future taekwondo goals:
I want to achieve a black belt and do well in tournaments. I would like to travel around the world and hopefully become a World Champion.


Career highlights:
Passing my first grading to achieve my first belt. Also becoming English and European Champion.


Awards:

North West Spirit TKD Annual Student Awards:
2023 – Best Junior Male Competitor (2nd place)
2022 – Best Junior Male Competitor
2019 – Best Young Junior Male Competitor (1st place)
2018 – Best Young Junior Male Competitor (1st place)
2017 – Best Young Junior Male Competitor (2nd place)

Recent tournament results:

2024 GTI English OpenSILVER Patterns
SILVER Sparring
2023 GTI British OpenSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
2023 OMA Regional Championships (October)BRONZE Tag team sparring
2023 GTI National OpenGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2023 European Open ChampionshipsSILVER Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2023 BUTL Junior ChampionshipsSILVER Patterns
SILVER Sparring
2023 ITF North West ChampionshipsGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2023 OMA Regional Championships (Feb 2023)GOLD Speed kicking
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Tag team sparring
SILVER Patterns
2023 T-UK English ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2023 GTI English OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2022 GTI British OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2022 OMA Regional ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Team sparring
2022 GTI National OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2022 ITC Northern OpenGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2022 GTI English OpenGOLD Sparring
2021 ITC Southern OpenGOLD Sparring
2021 GTI National OpenSILVER Sparring
2020 PUMA International OpenGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2019 GTI British OpenGOLD Patterns
SILVER Sparring
2019 World ITF Taekwondo ChampionshipsGOLD Sparring
GOLD Special Technique
GOLD Team Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2019 LTSI English OpenSILVER Patterns
2019 GTI National OpenGOLD Sparring
2019 BUTL UK OpenGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
2019 Heart of England TKD Summer OpenGOLD Sparring
2019 ITC Open ChampionshipsSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
2019 ITF HQ Wales National ChampionshipsSILVER Special Technique
BRONZE Sparring
2019 ITC/GBTF Northern OpenSILVER Patterns
SILVER Continuous Sparring
BRONZE Point Sparring
2019 GMS XXI Open ChampionshipsSILVER Sparring
2019 PUMA International OpenSILVER Sparring
2018 Heart of England TKD Christmas OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 ITF Union European CupSILVER Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 BUTL UK Open ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
2018 ITF Union Open European
Championships
BRONZE Patterns
SILVER Sparring
GOLD High Kick
2018 GTI National OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 Heart of England TKD Summer
Championships
BRONZE Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
2018 GMS XIX Open ChampionshipsSILVER Sparring
2018 GTI North West OpenBRONZE Sparring
GOLD Tag Team Sparring
2018 EMAP Open ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 Trident TKD ChampionshipsGOLD Sparring
GOLD High Kick
2018 NWTKD Open CompetitionSILVER Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2018 GTI English OpenBRONZE Patterns
GOLD Sparring