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Meet the GB taekwondo team
Full-time fighters
While the workers next door make mirrors and picture frames, their neighbours are honing their fighting skills.

The 20 members of the GB Academy, which receives funding from UK Sport, are all full-time athletes.

They train twice a day - about 26 hours a week - under the watchful eyes of head coach Nelson Miller and performance director Gary Hall, and travel all around the world to compete.

see also
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29 May 07 |  Taekwondo
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