Double celebrations in order after the North West won Gold and Bronze at the Taekwondo Championships in Russia.Read the full story ›
The Isle of Man's Aaron Cook defeated taekwondo rival Lutalo Muhammad 10-8 in the final to win -80kg gold at the Dutch Open.
Muhammad was controversially selected ahead of his rival for the Great Britain team at the 2012 Olympics, leading Cook to switch his allegiance to the Isle of Man.
There was also gold in Eindhoven for London 2012 champion Jade Jones in the -57kg category.
Aaron Cook insists he has no intentions of returning to the Great Britain fold after the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester.Read the full story ›
Manchester UFC fighter Rosi Sexton was given an afternoon lesson in Taekwondo from the British team ahead of her bout at the Phones4U Arena on October 26th.
Rosi and her fellow UFC fighter Andy Ogle also passed on some of their own tips to the British team as they prepare for the first ever Taekwondo Grand Prix which will be held at Manchester Central between 13th and 15th December.
The event will see the world's best Taekwondo athletes battle it out not just for the title but also for crucial international ranking points for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Great Britain's Taekwondo stars are having to acclimatise to the humidity and altitude of Puebla in Mexico where they are about to kick-start the World Championships.
We have a strong British squad this year, led by Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones.
While, for the north west contingent, it is a chance to put their Olympic disappointment behind them.
Chris Hall went to their training camp in Manchester just before they flew out.
British Taekwondo fighters Martin Stamper and Bianca Walkden won gold at the Spanish Open in Alicante, where London 2012 Olympians Lutalo Muhammad and Jade Jones claimed bronze medals.
Stamper, who just missed out on a podium finish last summer, scored a narrow 2-0 win over Russian Vladimir Kim in the under-68kgs final.
Fellow Liverpudlian Walkden, meanwhile, beat Gwladys Epangue on the referee's verdict after their over-73kg final was locked at 6-6 after sudden death score.
Muhammad, in his first competition since winning a bronze medal at the Olympics, lost his under-87kg semi-final to Mahdi Khodabakhshi of Iran.
Olympic champion Jones, meanwhile, also reached the last four of her weight division, but went down 13-7 to home favourite Eva Gomez.
The British squad are set to compete at the World Championships in Puebla, Mexico in July.
Aaron Cook has won gold at taekwondo's Trelleborg Open in Sweden after competing under the Isle of Man banner for the first time.Read the full story ›
Just three months since the Olympics finished, Great Britain's Taekwondo team, which lives and trains in Manchester, has started the search for future medallists.
The squad brought back one gold and one bronze to the North West from London and now they want to unearth more hidden talent.
A nationwide talent search for Team GB's next Taekwondo squad has been launched in Manchester.
The Olympic squad is based in the city and will be looking for new athletes aged between 16 and 26 to compete in Rio 2016.
Liverpool's Martin Stamper lost his semi final clash with Turkey's Servet Tazegul in his Taekwondo semi final.
It was 9-6 when the Team GB fighter traded blows. Despite Stamper's best efforts it was not to be but he can still get a medal and will fight later for a bronze.