TSTUK - Who are they?
TSTUK is ran by Master and Mrs Tizick. Master Tizick is a 7th degree ITF Black belt and Mrs Tizick is a 6th Degree ITF Black belt promoted by Grand Master Oldham in 2021
Mr and Mrs Tizick both started their Taekwon-Do journeys 1994 in the GTF under Grand Master Oldham in Coventry.
TSTUK was set up in 2005 and has over time been apart of other bigger organisations. However, in and around 2014 TSTUK became a national association in its own right and took group affiliation to “Unified ITF” under Grand Master Hwang, and later on in 2018 TSTUK also joined forces with some other local groups such as the GTF, the UKGT, and more to be a founding member of “Open ITF” which bought them back to their routes with local events hosted by Grand Master Oldham amongst others.
In their journeys Mr and Mrs Tizick have not only won many national and international ITF Competitions, including Mr Tizick winning 2 PUMA World titles in back to back years and finishing runner up the year later. Mrs Tizick also captained the World championship winning Ladies team and later became Open ITF champion in both patterns and sparring.
Master Tizick became head coach to the RAF (Royal Air Force) Taekwon-Do team and remains so today, training the team from a base in Digby Lincolnshire monthly.
The TSTUK team consists of 12 professional instructors all over the grade of 3rd degree black belt, and with a 6th degree, 2- 5th degrees, and 4 – 4th degrees you really wont find anything near this level of instruction and experience at one school anywhere else in the country.
They have produced 100’s of black belts, 100’s of national champions, and several World champions within the ITF. Furthermore, they have changed the lives of 1000’s over the years and look forward to changing the lives and improving 1000’s more in the years to come.
Mr and Mrs Tizick have also appeared in many Taekwon-Do magazines including “totally TKD” “Combat” and “TKD Times”. Both have also separately appeared on the cover of “Totally TKD” over the years.
The Tizick’s have trained with some true martial arts legends including
Neil Adams MBE, The legend Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, and the man who bought Taekwon-Do to Europe First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha whom TSTUK recently bought to Coventry for a seminar for members. TSTUK have many friends within Taekwon-Do and as such have access to many great events.
If its original ITF Taekwon-Do as taught by the founder General Choi Hong Hi you are looking for there is no better place in Coventry and Warwickshire to look.
General Choi Hong Hi was the founder of Taekwon-Do, when Taekwon-Do came to Europe its first civilian club was set up at Woodlands school in Coventry by First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha. Mr and Mrs Tizick have trained under FGM Rhee several times and had him teach at TSTUK in Coventry more than once. One of FGM Rhee's frist students was Grand Master Oldham, Mr and Mrs Tizicks first association head and latest grading examiner. So in terms of tradition, General Choi is the father of TKD, FGM Rhee is like the son (or second down) of the founder, Grand Master Oldham would be like the Grand Child (3rd generation) from the founder making Mr and Mrs Tizick like the great grand children (4th generation) from the founder of the art.
On 24th April 2021 Mr and Mrs Tizick were promoted by the Open ITF, graded by Grand Master Oldham and Master Auciello, to, Master Tizick 7th degree and Mrs Tizick 6th Degree.
• Coventry and Warwickshire sports team of the year 2012
• Guinness World record holders for the largest TKD demo in 2013
• MAI Hall of fame winners 2016 – 2017