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     Dr. Katarzyna Janiszewska was recently appointed by Taekwondo Europe President Sakis Pragalos as Chair of WTE Health and Safety Committee, where she has been associating (along with the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians) on a joint position statement for Taekwondo weight management.   
     Dr. Janiszewska started her activities in nutrition, health & safety of Taekwondo in 2017, after finishing her Ph.D. studies on pre-competition weight loss, with major finding the high risk related to rapid weight loss before competition due to dehydration, where 80% of athletes 'cut weight' in order to start in a lower category, and about 20% of taekwondo athletes follows the -high in risk- 'dehydration' model, even for the cause of death; as already seen in several cases related to weight cutting in various combat sports.
     Since 2017 she has been giving lectures in the form of a workshop at WTE Coach Seminars regarding health-centric weight management in Taekwondo, always inspired by the insightful feedback she constantly receives from participating coaches. She notes that "Coaches really need that knowledge because many times don't even realize the danger and not aware of the fact that there are other possibilities."
      Among others, she is also negotiating with a supplements company to sponsor two research and educational projects for the sport of Taekwondo; One about joints health, where after talking to coaches, they vigorously raised the topic of hip joints problems among athletes after changes in kicking trajectory, and the second about the protection of muscles in athletes who reduce weight, by collagen peptides supplementation. Both of the two pieces of research connect directly to the aforementioned weight management field for Taekwondo athletes.
      Finally, Dr. Janiszewska is planning to lecture a webinar through the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) platform about the joint position statement of WTE & EFAD pre-competition weight loss. The webinar participation will be offered at no cost and apart from dietitians, its content and insight will be equally significant and interesting for both coaches and athletes. The webinar will be recorded and anyone interested can watch it later.
Further information on joining the webinar and its exact date will be announced in due time.



On April 20-21, the city of Sofia, Bulgaria will welcome one more Taekwondo event. After the recent successful Multi Games 2019, Asics Arena will be hosting the G1 Sofia Open International Taekwondo tournament which already counts around 800 registrants.

Registration for the event is currently ongoing and will remain open until 10th December 2019, 11:59 PM.
Following the link, you may find further information on accommodation, the tournament outline, contact details, and register directly: https://bit.ly/2FZkZhq



On 6 April, the inaugural day of the 1st Taekwondo Europe Beach Championships 2019 and the International Day of Sport for Development & Peace, Taekwondo Europe along with the Organizing Committee of the event, participated in the campaign by promoting the movement by raising up altogether the #Whitecard.

Even though the weather did not allow the competitors to perform outdoors, they supported the initiative warmly, showing their care for sports and the cause they represent, unanimously.

The over 300 athletes and officials participated in the championships gathered up all together showing their white card in cheers and overwhelming spirit, just before the awarding ceremony begins.

Worth to mention that Taekwondo Europe as Organizing Committee of the 1st World Taekwondo Beach Championships in Rhodes 2017 had realized the biggest white card campaign ever in a monument by opening wide a wide white sheet of 400 sq.m in total, at the Bastion of Palace in the Medieval City of Rhodes island, where many of the athletes and teams present in Antalya had already experienced two years ago.

Taekwondo Europe will continue to support such initiatives that exemplary promote peace through sport initiatives and embrace such initiatives as the #whitecard campaign.





     Athletes and officials were warmly welcomed in Antalya, Turkey for the 14th European Poomsae Championships 2019. The three days of Taekwondo were completed in success, excitement and wonderful feelings from all the participants for the warm Turkish hospitality.

     Congratulations to an amazing event becoming part of the history of European Poomsae Championships and of course to the European Champions 2019!

     Enjoy some of the highlights of the 14th European Poomsae Championships 2019!








Below you may find the results of 1st Taekwondo Beach Championships Antalya 2019


Technical Breaking & Freestyle Dynamic Kicks






The Head of Team meeting for the 1st Taekwondo Europe Beach Championships will be held at 19:00 hrs in 'Myra' room 





(Antalya, 5 April 2019) - The 14thEuropean Poomsae Championships 2019 concluded its three-day event in Kemer in Antalya, Turkey on April 4, 2019, in a triumphant and successful event.

The competition took place in Kemer Sports Hall, with 756 athletes and officials participating from 26 countries. Poomsae has been improving in both performance and participation numbers in Europe, as also Taekwondo Europe President Sakis Pragalos aspires, that with further successes to follow, the European Poomsae Championships can be evolved in both accomplishments and universality, as Poomsae can be exercised actively and in a competitive way from cadets to masters. Its worth to mention that many of the athletes who participated at 26 years ago in the inaugural event of European Poomsae Championships 1993 in Wörgl, Austria, are now still representing their countries at the same event as coaches or competitors in the master categories. Poomsae has been developing a lot in Europe during the last years, both in technical and artistic part that freestyle requires, showcasing that the overall performance was improved compared to previous event editions in Belgrade 2015 and Rhodes Island 2017. 

Out of the overall 26 participating countries, 12 countries earned at least one gold medal at the European Poomsae Championships. The host country of Turkey swept 7 gold medals, followed by Denmark with 6 gold, while Russia, Great Britain, and Germany attained in total 4 gold medals. The highest number in silver medals was also by Turkey with 11 silver in total and Germany following with 7 medals. Spain achieved a large collection of in total 24 bronze medals, followed by Germany with 11 bronze and Turkey with 9 bronze medals.

Among the counties who obtained a gold medal were also Netherlands, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, France, and Norway, while Denmark’s Eva Sandersen and Turkey’s Elif Aybuke Yilmaz were the ones who achieved two gold medals in their respective competition categories.

The national team ranking in for males got Turkey on top, followed by Great Britain and Germany, while in females, Denmark got the top place, followed by Germany and Russia. 

The overall National team ranking showed Turkey in the first place, with Denmark and Germany following in the second and the third place respectively.



The 14th European Poomsae Championships has been successfully completed.

Below you may find the results of Competition Day 3 results.


14th European Poomsae Championships
Competition Day 3 Results
Overall National Team Ranking














Overall Trophy Results 


The 14th version of the European Poomsae Championships is hosted in Kemer in Antalya, Turkey from 2-4 April 2019 and these are the best moments of the event and the triumphant European Champions! Enjoy!





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