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SGM Mark Richardson achieves 9th degree black belt

The test took place at Song Moo Kwan Headquarters in Minneapolis, USA, on 22-23 April 2022, along with an instructor’s course. Chong Jae Nim (Supreme Grand Master) Hee Ro, World Song Moo Kwan President, said how proud he was of … Continue reading

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GM Mark Richardson awarded lifetime achievement by GM Reddy of India

Grand Master Mark Richardson was presented with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Taekwondo by Grand Master Jayanth Reddy from India.

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British Spring Open 2022 results

Brilliant first day at The British Spring Open with the Poomsae championship! Well done everyone who took part. A special mention to the awe inspiring para competitors, you were the embodiment of Indomitable Spirit The first ever Master Errol Edwards … Continue reading

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The British Autumn Open 2021 was a great success!

Team overall result: 1st: Manchester Taekwondo Schools 2nd: Camran Taekwondo 3rd: Panther Black Belt Academy After two years of lockdowns, online training, cancelled events and general uncertainty, the 2021 edition of the annual Autumn Open hosted by our club, Manchester … Continue reading

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Presentation of Song Moo Kwan Dan certificates

Congratulations to all new Dan graduates! Comments for each student by GM Mark Richardson

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Manchester Taekwondo Schools is back on-site!

Classes in various venues across the West of Manchester and Salford have finally resumed! Monday 21st June 2021 saw the return of MTS students to on-site training to the great pleasure of everyone from the youngest student to our dedicated … Continue reading

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Manchester Taekwondo Schools holds its first ever online Poomsae championship!

First ever England Spring Online Poomsae Open took place on 22nd May 2021 Circumstances in the UK with the COVID pandemic meant that this spring again, we weren’t able to hold it usual two-day championship and so decided to offer … Continue reading

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Success at the first ever Online Poomsae Competition!

A year ago, the thought of taking part in an online Poomsae competition would have sounded rather puzzling and most definitely unfeasible. However, in February 2021 this is exactly what 17 of our club members did! William The Marshall Cup … Continue reading

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First ever online Song Moo Kwan black belt grading

2020 will probably come down as being the oddest year in living memory the whole world over. When we, at Manchester Taekwondo Schools, started training online five times a week, we thought that at the most we would limit the … Continue reading

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Reinventing training during the coronavirus confinement!

The whole country in full lockdown for five weeks now, we had to quickly re-think how to continue our training. For the first two weeks, students were set challenges by GM Mark Richardson, like planking record (girls’ winner Grace with … Continue reading

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