British Taekwondo South was founded by Master Joe Brown (5th Dan WTF Registered) in 1981 and from then on the club has expanded to become one of the largest and most successful Taekwondo Clubs in Great Britain today. BTS boasts some of the most experienced instructors in the country and is unrivalled in the South of England when it comes to its unbeaten record of club team placements and wins. The club has produced many National and International champions which includes Master Brown's son Gareth (many time GB Junior and Senior National Champion). Joe was the BTF National Team Coach 1985-1994, BTCB Principal National Team Coach from 1994-2002, Regional Centre of Excellence National Team Coach 2002-2006 and the BTCB Combined Services Military Team Coach Great Britain 2005-2008 (temporarily disbanded because of the overwhelming operational tempo)...
Gareth has been working as the GB Junior National Team coach for the past 15 months. During this time he has taken the junior national team to the European Championships in Cyprus and the World Championships in Egypt. The Team returned with 3 bronze medals from the Europeans and 1 bronze from the Worlds. Gareth was also recently responsible alongside the GB junior team manager for organising an international training camp in Manchester with Norway and Belgium's junior teams attending. Gareth also took a 12 strong junior squad for a 10 day training camp in Seoul (South Korea) at the Seoul physical education high school and university. This was a very intense and high quality training camp as 3 of this year's South Korea's olympic squad came from this school. As well as the juniors Gareth has been working with GB's national cadet squad (under 14s). He has taken them to the European Championships last year in Georgia and is coaching at the regular cadet camps at the GB Academy in Manchester. These are the future Sarah Stevensons, Jade Jones, Martin Stampers and Lutalo Muhammads.
As well as doing all this for GB Taekwondo, Gareth is running the BTS Team full time on 10 months a year seasons. BTS Team compete across Europe at A, B and C class events. The team are also involved in organising, alongside other GB clubs, joint training and test match days. These are brilliant for new students to learn what high intensity WTF taekwondo training sessions are really like. They are also an opportunity for all players to practice on the now widely used Daedo Electronic system. These days provide fun competition against other clubs to help develop students into taekwondo athletes who, at any level, aspire to achieve!
BTS has produced athletes who have achieved at very high levels. The team currently has a number of athletes in the GB cadet and junior national squads. The club had players at the recent training camp in Korea and at the junior European Championships in Cyprus. In the past we had athletes at World Championships, World Cups, and European Championships. The club also produced a Junior World medallist for GB. This season BTS produced A class medals from the Dutch Open and Croatia Open, B class medals from the Swedish Open and Belgian Open and other international medals from several tournaments in Germany.
Both Joe and Gareth offer private tuition to assist in either enhancing your sport skills, self defence skills or to assist in achieving your grades.
All the Sessions are lots of fun, but some harder than others !!....it just depends on what you want to achieve out of Taekwondo?
They can also offer corporate or private groups self defence or sports seminars/demonstrations.
Military personnel and any individual who has a valid student union card can qualify for a 50% reduction in training fees.
Please call 07774104412 to speak to Joe Brown, 07543412272 to speak to Gareth Brown directly or contact the General Secretary Mr Yan Schrank on 07977 468717 to arrange your private tuition, demonstration or seminar.
Master Joe Brown and Gareth Brown are also certified Taekwondo Schools Instructors. They can conduct trainings, seminars to all schools in the UK as mandated by the British Taekwondo Council.