Army Championships 2014: Our coaches dusted off their doboks and took to the mats with good results!
Spanish Open 2014: All girls team this year and a little bit of time off at the beach!
BTS claim 2nd place team trophy at the British Masters in November 2013
The team take time after the Austria Open to visit the very impressive ski jump overlooking Innsbruck.
Kenny storms to his first ever gold medal at the NTC on Jan 27th. Hard work pays off, keep it up!
Batman dropped in at the squad training session this morning. Someone told me it was Ben in disguise!
Session planned...check, outfits planned...check!
Craig on his way to gold at the Scottish Cup in Nov 2012 (photo courtesy of Janis)
BTS with 3rd place Team trophy at the British International Open in Crawley Jul 2012
BTS outing to the 2012 Senior European Championships in Manchester
Archie, Adam, Jeamy and Hannah with newly crowned -87kg European Champion Lutalo Muhammad...
... and Hannah with Aaron Cook who retained his European champion title in the -80kgs division.
With multi-national BTS divided over which team to support there is little doubt over Gareth's allegiance
NTC Open in April 2012
BTS at the Belgian Open 2012: same medal count as in Holland but this time the silverware comes from the cadets. This is also the first outing of the club's new flag!
BTS at the Dutch Open 2012: Jenny Marjason (Poole Club) picks up a well deserved silver while Jemma Johnson (Southampton Club) cleverly fought her way to a great bronze. Well done team!
Jenny picks up a well deserved bronze at the Dutch Open.
Joint training session with South Hams, Gurumu, New Milton and BTS in Jan 2012
Team BTS at Park Pokal 2011 in Germany
Archie Waldock at Parks, one of the team's best performance of the weekend
BTS pull off a very professional and flawless demonstration at the Sussex sports awards gala dinner held at the Hilton in Brighton
British Masters in Coventry
BTS returns from the Croatia Open with 2 bronze medals
Josh Fisher on his way to gold at the Southern Counties Open
BTS Team out in force their home tournament, the Southern Counties Open Championships
Katarzyna and Marcin both win gold at Southern Counties and show off our 1st place team trophy
Georgia Barnes brings back silver after representing Team GB at the Polish Open
Ben Haines landing a back kick at the Chi Open 2011
British National Championships 2011 Day 1
National Championships 2011 day 2
Fight Night South v North in August 2011
Scottish Cup 2011
Jeamy Navarro-schrank at the US Open 2011 in Austin, TX
Yet another flight delay left the team stranded at Antalya airport after the Turkish Open.
During the trip to the Austria Open, BTS Team coach Steve Johnson finds out the hard way that if you bet... you might lose!
The Olympic headguard signed by the 4 GB London 2012 taekwondo athletes (Jade Jones, Sarah Stevenson, Martin Stamper and Lutalo Muhammad) is proving a hit!
BTS Awards evening in April 2012
BTS Disco in March 2012
Birthday on tournament weekend? No problem, Sean celebrates BTS style in Germany during the Park Cup.
Jeamy Navarro-Schrank shares a training session with Frederik Emil Olsen from Denmark during his stay in Southampton for the Southern Counties Open Championships.
On September 3rd the team was invited by Exxon Mobil to their Fawley site's 60th Anniversary for a taekwondo demonstration...
... and a bit of fun!
Nationals 2010: 3rd place team trophy with 7 Gold medals
Nationals 2009: Team of 22 yielded 5 golds, 4 silvers and 6 bronze medals.
2000 Junior Olympics
The Junior Great Britain squad that competed in the Junior Olympics 2000 in Orlando brought back three gold medals, four silvers and one bronze. They were coached by National Team Coach Master Joe Brown. Shaun New and Aaron Cook both scooped the gold. Kirsty Johnson, Anika Reay, Thomas Peasey received the silver and Jemma Johnson got the bronze.
Left to right
Back: Joe Brown, Aneka Reay and Jemma Johnson
Front: Aaron Cook, Tom Peasy, Sean New, Kirsty Johnson
The team was sponsored by Airlynx Taxis and they train with Master Brown around the south including Millbrook and Eastleigh. Commenting on their success, Master Brown said that the team did really well but takes a lot of commitment. Most of the team train four or five times a week to be good at this level.
Blast From The Past...
The 2nd International Ismet IRAZ Tournament, Izmir, Turkey
28th August to 4th September 2001
The Turkish tournament was a high class games with many national teams using this event as preparation for the World Championships. The team selected for this event was as follows
Principle Team Coach for this event was Joe Brown.
-54kg Stephen Turner
-58kg Haythem Ramadhan
-62kg Stuart Kennedy
-72kg Gareth Brown ( BTS)
-84kg Ronald Robson (BTS)
+84kg Nathan Hall
-51kg, Caroline Fisher
-55kg Charlene Mongelard
-59kg Sarah Glencrose
-63kg Natasha Earley
-72kg Sarah Stevenson
+72kg Louise Houlsworth
The team performed well despite serious problems with the heat in Turkey.
National team doctor Rob Lamb said at the time of the tournament; "it is 35 degrees outside the stadium every day and the competition arena is like a sauna with no air conditioning or ice for players ".
SARAH STEVENSON won a SILVER medal in the -72kg ladies division,
Sarah had 3 matches against World Class Senior opponents and reached the final against Spain. Unfortunately , Sarah was unable to compete in the final due to heat exhaustion and dehydration.
This result put Sarah in good form leading up to the Senior Worlds in Korea.
National teams from all over the World used this event as preparation for the Korea World Championships in November. Medals gained at this event were an encouraging sign of prospects in Korea.
Junior European Championships 1997 - Athens (Greece)
Master Ian Leafe (Team Manager) and Master Joe Brown (Principal National Team Coach) with 3rd place Team Cup
Male team featured 2 fighters from BTS including Gareth Brown (3rd from right) and Philip Robert
1998 International Sardinia Open
Joe Brown (back right): Principal Team Coach
Paul Green (back third from left)
2nd place team trophy - male juniors
3rd place team trophy - senior male
Olympic Training camp in Austria 2004
Joe Brown (far right), Gareth Brown (4th from left) and Olympic medallist Sarah Stevenson (4th from right) in Austria.
Daewoo International 1995
Joe Brown: BTF National Team coach (holding cup)
Korea 1st, Great Britain 2nd, Spain 3rd
Olympic medallist Sarah Stevenson pays a visit to the Southern Counties Open in 1999
BTF National Team
Joe Brown, National Team Trainer 1992 (back row, 5 from left)
Professor Kwan Im Lim, National Team Coach (back row, 6 from left)
1st Junior World Championships - Bacelona (Spain), 1996
Joe Brown - Principal Team Coach (right)
Beyne-Heusay Cup Challenge (Belgium) 1999
Joe Brown - Principal Coach (back row, 1st from right)
Gareth Brown (back row, 5th from right)
Belgium Minister for Sport (front centre)
Joe Brown receives an award from the Belgium Sports Minister
1989 BTS old team colours
Joe Brown (centre, white shirt and tie) next to Grand Master Kim Yong Ho 9th Dan
Gareth Brown (4th from left)
Gareth Brown (right) wearing the Junior GB tracksuit with Grand Master Jan Hay Yoon 8th Dan and Joe Brown (left) Principal Team Coach
Millbrook Club 1997
Joe Brown (back row, centre) between Olympic medallist Sarah Stevenson and Gareth Brown.
Other club members include
BTS fighter "Royal Marine Peter Roberts", national champion and GB Combined Services Military Team champion (back row, 2nd from right)
Jemma Johnson, junior world bronze medallist (middle row, second from left)
Kirsty Johnson, Junior Olympic silver (front row, left)
Tom Peasy, Junior Olympic silver (front row, 2nd from left)
Aaron Cook, Junior Olympic gold (front row, 3rd from left)
Sean New, Junior Olympic gold (front row, 2nd from right)
Steve Johnson (front row, right)
World Olympic qualifier in Croatia (1999)
Joe Brown (2nd from right)
Olympic medallist Sarah Stevenson (7th from left)
Dutch Open 1989
Professor Kwan Im Lim and Joe Brown, BTF Team Trainers
French Open 1987- 1st place Team Cup
Joe Brown, BTF National Team Trainer
Mike Boardman from BTS brings back a gold medal
Joe Brown practicing destruction techniques. His personal best was 15 roof tiles.