BUCS Taekwondo

The Student National Taekwondo Championships Series 2020-21

March 2021 update: We are disappointed to confirm the cancellation of all 2020-21 BUCS Student National Taekwondo Championships Series in-person tournaments due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

We once again commend all of the hard work of clubs’ committee members up and down the country who have been working exceptionally hard this year. There have been huge efforts made by club committees in the management of their clubs, and offering online, outdoors and socially distanced training at various points during the year, reacting to frequently changing rules and regulations.

Club committees, university staff and coaches, club volunteers and members have all been doing amazing things – keep up the great work!

We have been working to the last with venues, partners at BUCS, and others, to leave the door open as long as possible to host a full Championships event at the end of May 2021. However, on careful review of the options available for the charity and the university clubs we serve, and analysing the feedback from our club captains’ survey, we believe the risks for hosting any major Championships would outweigh the benefits to members – most particularly due to the limited contact training time available for student-athletes to safely get match fit before any tournaments this spring/ summer, and the substantial proportion of adults who will only be able to access a vaccine by the end of the summer.

There is a silver lining, as with this certainty we are free to free up resources for several exciting events over the remainder of this academic year and over the summer period. The first of these is our 2021 Online Patterns Championships (all classes, all disciplines!), taking place over the first week in June 2021! Please see the event calendar for entry information.

There will still be a fun events programme over the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. Please keep an eye on the website for information about our Online Patterns Championships (online), Umpire courses (online), S&C for taekwondo course (online) and Summer training camp (in-person!). All of these events will all be free of charge for student-athlete pass holders, or pay-per-event for basic/ alumni pass holders. Stay turned for more information about these events and more, coming soon.

Please check the BSTF website and social media channels frequently for updates. If you run into any issues and need advice then the BSTF is here for you, please use the website contact form, but bear in mind our staff are part time (due to being flexi-furloughed) so we may take longer than usual to respond.

Keep persevering, it will be just a little while longer until we can all see each other again person – roll on summer time!

Yours in student taekwondo,

The BSTF Board

Proudly serving university taekwondo practitioners for over 30 years, the multi-discipline BUCS Student National Taekwondo Championships was established in 1986 and is the seminal competitive taekwondo programme for students in higher education in the UK. Please follow us on social media to receive the latest announcements as we work with our partners at BUCS to bring you a peerless university sport experience.
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Online Patterns Championships

Student Taekwondo Online Patterns Championships 2020

2020

Online Open Patterns Championships

23 – 28 Nov

Kukkiwon Patterns
Chang-Hon Patterns
Creative Patterns (NEW)
Pre-recorded entry submission via the tournament mobile app – see the event calendar for more info! 
Live stream & scoring  06 Dec
Online Patterns Championships

Student Taekwondo Online Patterns Championships 2021

2021

Online Open Patterns Championships

31 May – 06 Jun

Kukkiwon Patterns
Chang-Hon Patterns
Creative Patterns (NEW)
Pre-recorded entry submission via the tournament mobile app – see the event calendar for more info! 
Live stream & scoring  16 Jun
University Umpires

Umpire Courses

Free online umpire courses – refresh your knowledge – for umpires and athletes
Strength & Conditioning

S&C Courses

For coaches & athletes with an interest in athlete development + tkd sport science
BSTF Training Camps

Summer Training Camp

Coming soon! We can get together, train together, post-training chill together!

Further Information

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