Success at 1st Manchester Open Poomsae Championships

Last weekend, Master Ali took Aaron, Oscar, Amelia and Alex to Manchester to compete in the first UTA Manchester Open Poomsae Championships.

The team returned with 2 Gold and 3 Silver medals, and also helped out at the event by refereeing throughout the day.

The team are now looking to prepare for the National Championships in December, held in London, as the club would like to take the biggest, strongest team possible to defend their ongoing success on the national stage.

KTA Open Week September 2018

Harrogate KTA are proud to announce their first open week for martial arts classes in Harrogate.

There are 5 class times running for new students (both kids and adults) between the 15th and 30th September:

Friends Meeting House, 12a Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP

  • Monday 5-6pm
  • Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm

Rossett Sports Centre, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9JP

  • Saturday 10-11am
  • Saturday 11-12 noon
  • Saturday 12-1pm

If you sign up from our open week, we will offer you:

  • Free drink
  • No sign up fee
  • Free taster session
  • Half price uniform


Saturday 15th Sep 10amSaturday 15th Sep 11amSaturday 15th Sep 12pmMonday 17th Sep 5pmWednesday 19th Sep 6:30pmSaturday 22nd Sep 10amSaturday 22nd Sep 11amSaturday 22nd Sep 12pmMonday 24th Sep 5pmWednesday 26th Sep 6:30pmSaturday 29th Sep 10amSaturday 29th Sep 11amSaturday 29th Sep 12pm

Harrogate KTA at the 2018 Taekwondo Hanmadang – Jeju, South Korea

Over the Summer break, Master Ali, Ghazal and Aaron traveled to South Korea to compete in the 2018 Taekwondo Hanmadang.

The three met up in Seoul, after Master Ali visited the Kukkiwon headquarters, and then traveled on to Jeju a day before registration to enjoy the island.

Once registered, the team ate dinner on the eve of the opening day with other competitors, notably the President of Belgian Taekwondo.

During the 4 day competition, Master Ali competed in the Individual Poomsae & Knife Hand Break, narrowly missing out on the final of both events.

Aaron also missed out on the finals in the Knife Hand Break, and the High Jump Kick Break; as did Master Chris Maguire in the Speed Hand Break event.

Ghazal unfortunately had to pull out of the finals for the All Round Breaking & High Jump Kick Break through injury.

After the competition concluded, Aaron returned home and Master Ali and Ghazal continued on to Japan for their well-deserved holiday.

Below are a selection of the photographs taken by the team.

3rd Mayor Cup Open Poomsae Championships – March 2019

It’s our pleasure to invite you back to Harrogate for our 3rd Mayor Cup Open Poomsae Championships.

A date has been set for the competition: Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Rossett Sports Centre, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9JP

Registration will open soon here:

Deadline for entries is Sunday 11th February 2019.

If you are an International or National referee, please contact Grandmaster T W Shin, 9th Dan, by email to register. Please also copy to book free hotel room.

Harrogate KTA Organising committee.

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