Close Contests and Action at 2018 "Get Ya Feet Wet" Tournament!
released 11 March 2018
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The 2018 edition of the National "Get Ya Feet Wet" Tournament was action-packed and saw most fights keenly contested. Prior to the commencement of proceedings the President led a moment of silence by those present to observe remembrance of Mr.Damien Taylor - the first Internationally-ranked Taekwondo athlete representing Barbados [who passed in December 2017]. When the matches got started it was pleasing to note all the participants had showed signs of improvement and congratulations goes out to all athletes and Clubs. Let's keep working! Gratitude is also extended once again to the officials, members of the Events & Logistics Committee and all who came out to lend support in one form or another. Click below to see results.
Executive Council Members Complete IOC Olympic Solidarity Basic Sport Administrators Course through National Olympic Academy
released 26 February 2018
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Three members of the Executive Council yesterday successfully completed the Basic Sports Administrators Course which was conducted through Olympic Solidarity by the National Olympic Academy at the Barbados Olympic Association's Head Quarters training facility. Congratulations goes out to each of them! Those completing the Certification were:
2018 Burnett Taekwondo Academy Invitational Tournament is first out of the blocks
released 25 February 2018
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Burnett Taekwondo Academy was the first TAB Club to host its 2018 Club Tournament earlier today. This was BTKDA's first invitational tournament in three years and commendations are extended to Club Head and Chief Instructor - Mr. Adrian Burnett. The event saw athletes from BTKDA, Taekwondo Warriors and UWI Taekwondo; whilst officiating and other support was provided by Challenger Taekwondo, Barbados Taekwondo Titans, Boardbreakers Taekwondo and the National Association.
Second National Strategic Planning Meeting
released 19 Feb 2018
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Following initial discussions on 22 December 2017 a joint meeting of the Executive Council and all Club Heads was held on 22 January 2018. The 2017 - 2021 Strategic Plan for the National Association was advanced significantly, and participation by the club heads facilitated identification of the tentative calendar of events for 2018. Those not in physical attendance (Dr. Brewster, Mr. Alleyne and Mr. Williams) joined the meeting via Skpe and telephone to make their contributions. It is expected that the National Strategic Plan document will be completed in March this year.
TAB Attends Final Farewell to Damien "Dappa" Taylor
released 19 Feb 2018
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Taekwondo Association of Barbados attended the Home Going Service of Damien Taylor held on 15th January 2018 at the Sanctuary Empowerment Ministries on Country Road, Bridgetown. The funeral service was well attended - a reflection of the level of Damien’s involvement in life, within his sphere of the world.
Tributes were paid from his class mates at Combermere School, his band companions (both Ruk a Tuk and Electric), colleagues from UWI Cave Hill, friends, family and extended family. His service was vibrant and lively reflecting his persona - and his life!
After the service, the Black Knights Motorcycle Club (of which he was a member) and Barbados Tridents Harley Davidson Motorcycle Group provided an escort for the funeral entourage to the Coral Ridge Cemetery. Many tears were shed...but the memories will forever remain. Of him it can be said... he lived respected and died regretted!
National Sports Council awards for Taekwondo!
released 19 Feb 2018
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The TAB received two awards at the 35th Annual National Sports Council Awards Ceremony, held 13th January 2018, at the Frank Collymore Hall, Central Bank of Barbados. The awards were presented for “Officials Gaining International Recognition” in 2017.
The Awardees were Mr. Kenneth Harewood and Mr. Ogeji Dottin. Of significance was the fact that our officials were the only ones proposed for consideration under this award category.
This was a significant milestone for TAB as it demonstrates some recognition by the National Sports Council of the activities and progress being made by the Taekwondo Association.
National Technical Training Seminar
Olympic Games Taekwondo Referee -
Grand Master Sir Jose Cornelio
National Dan Grading
2018 PATU Championships, G1