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8th Oct '17
On Monday 9th October, seven members of Team Warrior will head off to Dublin, Ireland, where they will be representing the ITF England National Taekwon-Do Team at the 2017 ITF World Championships. The magnificent seven, will be joined by founder of De Silva Taekwondo, Johann de Silva, who continues his role as Head Coach of the National… Read more »
1st Oct '17
Warrior Masterclass with Mark Trotter and Julio Carlos De Silva Taekwon-Do is proud to present an exclusive opportunity to train with two of the World’s leading Taekwon-Do competitors, Mr Mark Trotter (NZ) and Mr Julio Carlos (USA). Sabum Trotter and Sabum Carlos are both multiple Taekwon-Do World Champions and will be holding a Warrior Master… Read more »
3rd Aug '17
England coach Johann De Silva and Team Warrior’s ‘Angry’ Courtney Smith stepped up their preparations for October’s ITF World Championships by travelling to the Ukraine to take part in the 10-day 2017 ITF Fight Evolution Camp.
20th Jul '17
Seven Team Warrior students have made it into the England squad for the ITF World Championships 2017, which are taking place in Dublin this October. Five of our taekwondo athletes who train at the De Silva Taekwondo Academy had already been selected for the team at the first set of trials, but seven more competitors… Read more »
15th Jun '17
Team Warrior made their WAKO World Cup debut at the 22nd edition of the prestigious event, and a great performance by Shane ‘Loyal’ O’Rourke ensured that it was a memorable first tournament.
28th May '17
Team Warrior enjoyed another successful Holland Cup at De Viergang, Pijnacker with Jason ‘The Gladiator’ Carsberg and Ben Halpin winning silver medals for sparring. This comes after Jason and Adam ‘Ace’ Bonwick won gold at last year’s tournament.
19th May '17
Mr de Silva and members of De Silva Taekwon-Do “Team Warrior” travelled to Rogla, Slovenia on 12 May for a martial arts masterclass from ITF legends Tomzs Barada, Master Willy van de Mortel, Stephen Tapilatu and Bianca Barada-Tapilatu. It was part of the three-day Barada camp, which not only attracts high-level competitors to its taekwondo… Read more »
23rd Apr '17
Hannah ‘Hype’ Whittaker and Jennifer “Big Trouble” Pena won medals for the second year running at the AETF European Championships. After finishing second in last year’s team sparring competition, the taekwondo athletes took individual medals in Sofia, Bulgaria. Both won bronze for sparring – Hannah in the -68kg Division and Jennifer in the -50kg category…. Read more »
5th Feb '17
Just days after being selected as ITF England’s new Technical Director, Johann De Silva has been appointed Head Coach of the England ITF Taekwondo National Team. The De Silva Taekwondo founder has been an England coach since February 2016, working with the squad at last year’s European Championships. He replaces former Head Coach Master Philip… Read more »