Sparring Seminar 1st Feb 2020

Sparring Seminar
GTUK Master A and Mr Bowman

To all Wellingborough, Wollaston & Grange Park Taekwon-Do Students

In preparation for the upcoming events including the Northants Interclub on Sunday 16th Feb, Mr Bowman will be holding a

Sparring Seminar

Saturday 1st Feb
Bozeat Village Hall
Allens Hill
NN29 7LW

The workshop will cover elements of Cardio, Stretching, Foot Work, Combinations, Point Stop Sparring, Continuous Sparring and a Q&A session

Any questions please speak to your instructor.

Boro Instructor Team

End of Year Party & Award Ceremony

End of Year Party & Award Ceremony

Lazer Maze 21th Dec

19:00 – 21.00

To bring another year of training to an end we’ve hired Lazer Maze for all of the students and their families to come along and have some fun.  We will also be handing out the end of year awards to students who have stood out and gone the extra mile.

Any questions please ask your instructor.

Award Ceremony

What a year it has been for the Boro Taekwon-Do

Northants Interclub 2019 (Feb 2019 ) – this year Northants Interclub was hosted by Mrs Kay Parker IV, the head Instructor at Northants Taekwon-Do.  We entered 27 students on the day came away with an astonishing 19 Gold, 19 Silver and 13 Bronze Medals.

PUMA International Open (Feb 2019) – Mr Bowman and other members of the GTUK England Team travelled to Swindon for their first International of the year.  The competition was over two days with over 1000 competitors.  Mr Bowman came home with a Bronze Medal.

LTSI Open Championships ( Mar 2019) – This competition had over 800 entries from 58 different organisations that included both Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing disciplines.  One of our junior Black Belts fancied the challenge and entered.  This was Mr Harper’s first step into the world of Open Competition and what a step it was for him. Mr Harper dominated the first rounds with brilliant footwork and combinations that his competitors just didn’t have an answer for.  He progressed to the quarters where he had a tough fight with a member of the ITF National England Team and came away with the bronze.

Open ITF International Open Championships (May 2019) – This was the first International put on by the newly formed Open ITF and a first International Competition for a lot of our students.  The day was a massive success with the Boro bringing back 27 medals.

Wellingborough Fate (Aug 2019) – Once again Mr King and students took to the streets of Wellingborough handing out leaflets and promoting the club, unlike last year the weather wasn’t so kind to them however this didn’t stop them doing the club proud.

British Championships (Oct 2019) – 26 students entered into the last GTUK Nationals of the year held at Ryton on Dunsmore, we had a very successful day bringing home over 25 medals.

Welsh Open (Nov 2019) – this was the first Nationals held by Grand Master Lawes under the new OITF, with it being so close to Christmas we were only able to send a small group to these championships.  Everyone performed well and the Boro came home with 3 Gold and 2 Silver medals.

Sparring Workshops – We put on four sparring workshops this year for anyone wishing to improve their sparring.  We would like to thank everyone that came to them and we hope you all learnt something.  If there is enough interest we will put some more on in the new year

And finally, a Thank You to all the parents and guardians who have supported the club during the year, without you, we would not be doing what we do.


Moving on to 2020 and looks like we have a busy year ahead with two National and one International Competition already in the calendar and not to mention a couple of trips abroad to compete should you fancy it.

2020 Events

First things first Wellingborough will be hosting the 2020 Northants Interclub Competition, this event sees students come together from Northampton, Raunds, Grange Park, Burton Latimer, Beccles, Bungay and Wollaston.  We narrowly lost this event to Northampton Tkd by one medal at the 2019 Interclub and we want our title back.

Boro Taekwondo Welsh Open ITF medallists

Open ITF medallists

Boro Taekwondo Welsh Open ITF medallists

Massive congratulations to Mr Bowman, Mr Reeson & Jake Pursey for making the long trip to Wales last weekend to take part in the first OITF Welsh Championships being hosted by Grand Master Lawes.

Boro Taekwondo Welsh Open ITF medallists
Mr Bowman, Jake Pursey & Mr Reeson

It was a very successful day for the small team who brought back 3 Gold and 2 Silver Medals,

We would just like to thank Grand Master Lawes for such a fantastic event.


Wellingborough Taekwondo belt grading 21st December 2019

Wellingborough Taekwon-do Grading

4th Quarter Grading Saturday 21st December 2019

(**Followed by Awards and Fun Laser Maze Evening**)

Weavers Sports Centre

Check your patterns here

Taekwondo belt grading

Remember to PRINT OUT and practice your Terminology for your belt grade!




Black Tags:

You are welcome to take part in the grading for extra practice,

but if not please come and help out with the other colour belts.

We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session 🙂

See you in the Dojang


Come & Try TAEKWONDO 1st session is FREE!



1st session is FREE!

Students please click on poster to share or print, and help promote your club!


Taekwon-do is a great martial art, where mums & dads can learn alongside their children.

All Ages, for Fun, Fitness & Fighting

Just turn up in joggers, t-shirt . . . and bring a drink!

GTUK Wellingborough
Weavers Sport Centre, Weavers Road, Wellingborough NN8 3JQ
Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Wollaston School, Irchester Road, Wollaston NN29 7PH
Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm

GTUK Grange Park
School Lane, Grange Park, Northampton NN4 5FZ
Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm

See full list of training sessions here: Venues

Contact us

Clean sweep at GTUK Black Belt Grading for Wellingborough Taekwon-do

Black belt grading

A clean sweep at the GTUK Black Belt Grading for the members of Boro Congratulations everyone!

I would just like to say what an amazing group we have, 100% passed at the colour belt and black belt gradings and Kian had the best thesis in the whole grading. That on top of our successes at the ITF open championships and the GTUK British. Onwards and upwards, here’s to a bright future for Boro TKD.

Ms A (New 5th Degree)

I’ve just had a lovely message from one of the parents saying how their son is super proud of me for the weekend and it reminded me of something that happened at the grading I would like to share with you.

One of our students was unable to break with a jumping kick and then struggled with one of the others when normally he wouldn’t have any problems. He walked away clearly very upset thinking he had probably failed his grading.

I then witnessed two other students from the Boro who were waiting to do their breaking walk over to him and pick him up from the dark place he had got himself into.

I’m pleased to say that the student in question passed his grading with flying colours but for me seeing his fellow Black Belts go to him and pick him up without anyone asking them was what made it for me. I’m the one that is proud of every one of you!

It reminds me why I teach, not just to teach the amazing art of Taekwon-Do but to teach people to be kind, to look out for each other and to be amazing!

Ye Ui – Yom chi – In Nae – Guk Gi – Baekjul Boolgool

Mr Bowman (New 4th Degree)

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