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  • Quest Open 5th October 2014

    Congratulations to the Scorpion Team who competed at the Quest Open at the weekend. 15 players competed winning 9 GOLD, 4 SILVER & 2 BRONZE Medals.All competiors competed on Daedo PSS.

    Pictured below is the winning Team!


    Holly Frost Child female -26kgs Advanced

    Isabelle Adamsons Child Female -26kgs Novice

    Sam Fairhurst Child Male -23kgs Novice

    Zak Lambert Child Male +48kgs Advanced

    Oliver Ball Child Male -30kgs Novice

    Cobhan McLelland Child Male -34kgs Novice

    Paigan Avery Cadet Female -41kgs Advanced

    Faye Bushell Cadet Female -33kgs Novice

    Gareth Avery Senior Male -80kgs Novice


    Laurie McLelland Junior Female -63kgs Advanced

    Eoin Smith Child Male -30kgs Novice

    Ian Ball Senior Male -80kgs Novice

    Stephen Johnson Cadet Male -37kgs Novice


    Tom Smith Cadet Male -53kgs Advanced

    Daniel Brown Child Male -38kgs Advanced

    Coaches on the day were:

    Peter Adamsons, Adele Deakes, Ian Fairhurst, Claire Fairhurst & Tony Morgan




    A HUGE Congratulations to the whole Scorpion Team who competed at this year's British National Championships held in Manchester. Scorpions won 2nd Placed Team Trophy OVERALL coming behind Gurumu and also won 3rd placed Team Trophy for the advanced groups on Saturday coming behind Gurumu & The GB National Academy Team.

    Great Performances from the players, thanks to all the coaches, helpers & spectators it was a great weekend.

    GOLD MEDALS WON BY Holly Frost (Scorpion Tkd Centre) in the advanced child -23kgs winning 2 matches against Central Tkd 11-0 and her final v WLM by golden point. Macey Hennessey (Scorpion Tkd Centre) also won 2 matches in the advanced child -26kgs winning her semi final v St Katherines 10-6 and her final v Doncaster All Stars 7-5. Emily Watson (Scorpion Tkd Centre) won her Junior division AGAIN 3rd time in a row in advanced -52kgs winning 3 matches on her way to gold winning her 1st match v Anfield 12-2, Emily then won her semi final v St Katherines by 12 point gap after two rounds 16-1 before winning her final v Ultimate Tkd 6-4. Simone Abley (Consett Scorpions) was another former winner winning advanced Cadet -59kgs winning her semi final v Central 14-13 before winning her final v Chi Tkd 4-1 referee stoppage. Stella Whitehead (Scorpion Tkd Centre) was back competing for the first time in 2 years winning her 10th National Title Stella won her semi final v WLM on golden point in the advanced senior -67kgs before winning her final v Spitfire 4-3. Isabelle Adamsons (Scorpion Tkd Centre) Novice child -23kgs won 3 matches winning her 1st match v Kang Han 37-5, 2nd round stoppage. Isabelle then won her semi final v Gurumu 30-7 another 2nd round stoppage before winning her final also against Gurumu 23-20 to win gold scoring a whopping 90 points in her 3 matches! Laurie McLelland (Edlington Scorpions) won gold in Novice Junior -63kgs winning her 1st match 10-6 she then went onto win her final by 12 point stoppage after two rounds 18-1. Our last gold was by veteran Ian Ball (TM Scorpions) who chose to compete in senior Novice -80kgs winning his semi final by K.O he then won his final by 12 point gap.


    Daniel Brown (Scorpion Tkd Centre) advanced child -38kgs, Zak Lambert (Edlington Scorpions) advanced child -48kgs, Ryan Butt (TM Scorpions) advanced junior -55kgs, Kevin Lidgett (Scorpion Tkd Centre) advanced senior -87kgs, Alastair Darlington (Glasgow Scorpions) advanced senior -54kgs, Emily Watson (Scorpion Tkd Centre) advanced senior -53kgs, Sam Fairhurst (Edlington Scorpions) Novice child -23kgs, Stephen Johnson (TM Scorpions) Novice cadet -37kgs, Ryan Holmes (Scorpion Tkd Centre) Novice senior -80kgs.


    Tom Smith (Edlington Scorpions) Advanced cadet -53kgs, Dominic Naylor (Scorpion Tkd Centre) Advanced Junior -68kgs, Brandon Naylor (Scorpion Tkd Centre) Advanced Junior -73kgs, Scott Abley (Consett Scorpions) Advanced senior -63kgs, Eoin Smith (Edlington Scorpions) Novice child -30kgs, Cobhan McLelland (Edlington Scorpions) Novice child -34kgs, Honey Snape (Scorpion Tkd Centre) Novice child -26kgs, James Hancock (TM Scorpions) Noivice cadet -41kgs, Ashley Ball (TM Scorpions) Novice cadet -41kgs, Faye Bushell (Edlington Scorpions) Novice cadet -33kgs & Jamie Connor (Scorpion Tkd Centre) Novice cadet -49kgs.

    Well done also to the players who didnt medal who won matches towards team trophy points.

    Thanks to the Scorpion Coaches over the weekend:

    Peter Adamsons Head Coach (Scorpion Tkd Centre)

    Adele Deakes (Scorpion Tkd Centre)

    Ian Fairhurst (Edlington/Arksey Scorpions)

    Claire Fairhurst (Edlington/Arksey Scorpions)

    Tony Morgan (TM Scorpions - Haxey/Westwoodside)

    Scott Abley (Consett Scorpions)

    Jamie Abley (Consett Scorpions)

    Alastair Darlington (Glasgow Scorpions)

    Thanks also to

    Taz Naylor Support Staff



  • Good Luck Jamie!

    Good Luck to Scorpion Taekwondo's Jamie Abley who will be competing at this weeks European Championships held in Austria for under 21's.

    Jamie will compete on Saturday in the male -68kgs divsion.



  • World Championship Medal for Simone

    A Massive congratulations to Scorpion player Simone Abley on her Bronze medal at this years Cadet World Championships held in Baku Azerbaijan.

    Simone was part of the GB National Team for the 1st ever World Championships for Cadet players.

    Simone won 3 matches on her way to winning a Bronze medal defeating AKSIUTCHYK, KATSIARYNA from Belarus 29-1, KOVALENKO, MICHELLE of Italy 22-2, PAN, VLADA of Uzbekistan inher quarter final 26-5 before losing out in her semi final to Irans SHOJAEI RAD, ZAHRA.



  • British Taekwondo Dan Grading May 2014

    A Huge Congratulations to the Successful Scorpion Students who passed their Dan Gradings this weekend, 100% pass rate achieved.

    Well Done to our new 1st Pooms

    Daniel Brown

    Amie Fairbrother

    Lorna Ball

    And also a massive well done to our new 3rd Dan Black Belt

    Tony Umpleby

    Scorpion Coaches are very proud!



  • Simone wins Scorpion Taekwondo's 32nd Major Medal

    Congratulations to Scorpion Taekwonod's Simone Abley after winning Bronze at the Cadet European Championships in Bucharest, Romania on sunday.

    Simone who was part of the Great Britain National Cadet Team competed in the female -59kgs. Simone won 2 matches on her way to the semi finals defeating Serbia 10-4 & Holland on golden point, Simone then lost out to the eventual winner from Croatia who was the favourite to win the category.

    Simone becomes Scorpion Taekwondo's 32nd major medal winner (the list can be found in the hall of famebutton)

    Congratulations also to the rest of the GB Team including Viroshan Gnanapandithan on winning gold, Tia Thompson & Leah Moorby on their Bronze medals.



  • Scorpions in Denmark

    A massive well done to the Scorpion Team who competed at the Copenhagen Cup over the weekend.

    Scorpions took 8 players winning 1 Gold, 1 Silver & 3 Bronze with the rest of the team losing very close quarter finals.


    GOLD - Daniel McGeoghan senior male +87kgs

    SILVER - Dominic Naylor Junior male -59kgs

    BRONZE- Emily Watson Junior female -49kgs

    BRONZE - Ryan Butt Junior male -48kgs

    BRONZE - Brandon Naylor Junior male -63kgs

    A great Comp with some outstanding performances!



  • Quest 1-1 Fight Day - Bradford (3rd March 2013)

    Scorpions took a group of mostly novice fighters to the recent 1-1 competition at Bradford. Well done to all who competed and keep up the hard work, here are their results:

    Isabelle Adamsons won 27-6 (stoppage) against Liverpool Elite

    Holly Frost won 15-13 against Chi Taekwondo

    Niomi Whitehead won on golden point after drawing 9-9 against Viper Taekwondo

    Kevin Lidgett won also on golden point after drawing 5-5 against Premier Taekwondo

    Eben Thompson won 2 matches:

    1st match won 8-1 against Kings

    2nd match won 14-6 against Kangchul

    Shane Burgin also won 2 matches against:

    1st match won by K.O against Unite Tkd

    2nd match won 7-0 against Quest Tkd

    Ryan Holmes & Ben Stevens also competed

    Also well done to the other Scorpion clubs who competed results can be found on their own web pages



  • Referee course

    Well Done to the following Scorpions who recentley passed their British Taekwondo Judges qualifications.

    Scorpion Instructor Michelle Lettin successfully passed her Class 1 Centre Referee Refresher course and Gill Fairbrother was promoted from a class 2 Centre Referee to a Class 1.

    Tracey Tucker successfully passed her Class 3 Corner Judge Refresher Course and Jason Frost qualified as a Class 3 Corner Judge for the 1st time.

    Well Done to all



  • Swedish Open 2013

    Well Done to Daniel Brown on winning his first A Class Medal at this years Trelleborg Open in Sweden.

    9yr old Daniel who competed in the childrens -30kgs division received a bye before facing Olsen, Frederik Emil. Olsen won his 1st match against Denmark 3-0 before facing Daniel in the semi final. Daniel fought excellent drawing the match 5-5 and losing out on a close golden point round. Olsen went on to win the final 6-0. A massive well done on his Bronze medal.

    Other Scorpions to compete were:

    Emily Watson in the Junior Female -46kgs, who again had a tough draw facing Charanawat, Napaporn of Thailand National Team, the Thai player winning her 1st match against Russia 25-1. Emily fought excellent against the very good player from Thailand losing a very close head shot match 11-14. Ben Tucker was another Junior to compete this time in Junior male -68kgs. Ben won his 1st match against Denmarks Mlvig, Jonas 12-10 before losing out to the outstanding Thailand National Team Player Rachwongsa, Danunai.

    Senior Players Caroline Fisher in thr senior female -53kgs won her 1st match 5-2 against Sweden before losing out in her quarter final to Russia 4-5. Niall Gibson lost out to Serbia 5-9 and Stella Whitehead lost to Holland.



Scorpion Taekwondo clubs are professionally run and offer high quality taekwondo tuition. All of our instructors are Black Belts and have been CRB checked and are registered with the British Taekwondo the National governing body for WTF Taekwondo in the UK. Scorpion Taekwondo run several clubs throughout England and Scotland and we are one of the few clubs whose members have represented Great Britain at the Olympics, World Championships, European Championships, Commonwealth Championships, World Cup and World Student Games. At club level, we have been the winners of the British National Championships at both Junior and Senior A class level in 2007, 2008 & 2009, and we were also overall Team Champions in 2007 and 2008. As well as providing training from beginner level through to Olympic standard, we also offer a fully stocked shop, video analysis room, male and female changing with showers, permanent Olympic standard flooring and most importantly off all, a comfortable viewing area for parents with hot and cold drinks available. Please don't be put off by our achievements as everyone has to start somewhere and in no time at all, you get to know all the members of the club and feel 100% at home.

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