GB Taekwondo currently has nineteen fulltime athletes who train at the National Taekwondo Centre in East Manchester on the World Class Performance Programme. The squad includes a range of fighters from all over the country, most notably, London 2012 & Rio 2016 Olympic Champion, Jade Jones, double World Champion, Bianca Walkden, and two-time Olympic medallist, Lutalo Muhammad. The sport itself has sixteen weight categories which are combined during the Olympic Games into eight:
- Flyweight (-58kg for males and -49kg for females) which currently has Hassan Haider, Charlie Maddock, Jordyn Smith and Maddison Moore fighting under.
- Featherweight (-68kg for males and -57kg for females) this includes Bradly Sinden, Christian McNeish, Josh Calland, Jade Jones, Emelye O’Brien and Kyla Julien.
- Welterweight (-80kg for males and -67kg for females) which involves Damon Sansum and Lauren Williams.
- Heavyweight (+80kg for males and +67kg for females) this comprises of Mahama Cho, Lutalo Muhammad, Brandon Jewell, Jonathan Bangura, Jack Spall, Rebecca McGowan and Bianca Walkden.
Despite Taekwondo being a Korean sport, Great Britain has fast become a force to be reckoned with, just last year the season ended with the nation being first on the medal table at the WT Grand Slam in Wuxi, China and the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester. From securing a bronze medal at Beijing in 2008 to eventually going on to historically win gold and silver on home soil at the London Games as well as, gold, silver and bronze in Rio 2016, the team are looking to make history once again in Tokyo in 2020.