Competitions are a highlight of taekwondo! They are high energy, fun, and are a great chance to meet (and kick!) other martial artists in the country. From newbie* to pro, it’s open to EVERYONE** and set up so you compete against people with the same grade, gender and weight class!
This year, CUTKD will be competing in the championship series organised by the British Student Taekwondo Federation (BSTF). All competitions have categories for WT and ITF style patterns and sparring, so there is something for everyone!
This year, the target competition schedule is:
5th December 2021 — BUCS Autumn Championships
20 February 2022 — BUCS Winter Championships
26-27 March 2021 — BUCS Spring Championships
There are usually many other taekwondo competitions taking place in the UK throughout the year, and we are very happy to support CUTKD involvement in them. Contact us if you are keen or just want more information about other competitions.
*White belts (i.e. those new to taekwondo who have not yet graded) are not able to enter the sparring competitions. However, if you show your interest 3 weeks prior to the competition date, our chief instructor can grade you to the yellow-tag and you will be eligible.
**These competitions require participants to be members of a UK university taekwondo club. This means anyone can compete, including non-student members. However, please get in touch, because some disciplines and categories are restricted to a full-time students.
CUTKD is a blues sport, which means top competing members of the club are able to obtain a full blue, half blue, or colours status! These are prestigious sporting awards and eligibility is dependent on belt level, performance in competitions, and (of course!) competing in the Varsity match against Oxford in Lent term (February/March). Please get in touch with our captain, Jonty (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you would like any more information.