The World Taekwondo Championships promises to be a combat sport event unlike any other!

Held every two years, it's coming to Manchester for the very first time and will take over the renowned Manchester Arena from 15-19 May 2019 bringing together over 1,000 of the World's best athletes.

All five days will see the best take on each other in on-off matches across seven taekwondo octagons. Then, once the evening sessions begin, each day will have semi-final and final matches in a cauldron-like atmosphere. The lights get turned down and the walk-on music turned up, bringing us thrilling and inspiring sporting moments that you will not want to miss!

GB's Olympic medallists Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden and Lutalo Muhammad will all be working hard to secure more medals here and gain valuable preparation time ahead of Tokyo 2020. In the arena's party atmosphere, they'll be looking to the crowd to add some extra fire!

So whether you're looking to attend as a post-work night out, bring along the family or just share the moments with friends - there's something for all at the World Taekwondo Championships.

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Wednesday 15 May 2019 from £11.00

Wednesday 15 May 09:30 - 16:00

See all the preliminary, elimination rounds and quarter-finals for the F -46kg, F -73kg, M -58kg weight categories where the likes of Korean prospect Jeong Yun-Jo will be hoping to get off to a thrilling start

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Wednesday 15 May 17:30 - 20:30

The evening event will begin with a unique Opening Ceremony to officially mark the start of this world athletic competition, before the semi-final matches for F -46kg, F -73kg, M -58kg to find out who will be first in Thursday's finals

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Thursday 16 May 2019 from £11.00

Thursday 16 May 09:30 - 17:00

Thursday kicks off with preliminary, elimination rounds and quarter-finals for F +73kg, M -54kg, M -68kg weight categories where the likes of Britain's Bianca Walkden and Bradley Sinden, plus reigning World Champion Lee Dae-Hoon will all be hoping to reach the evening's finals

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Thursday 16 May 18:00 - 20:30

The evening session brings the semi-finals for F +73kg, M -54kg and M -68kg weight categories before the competition's first finals & victory ceremonies for the winners from Wednesday's F -46kg, F -73kg and M -58kg semis

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Friday 17 May 2019 from £11.00

Friday 17 May 09:30 - 17:00

Friday sees the preliminary, elimination rounds and quarter-finals for the F -49kg, F -57kg and M -74kg weight categories where the likes of Britain's No.1 Jade Jones and Russia's Maksim Khramtsov hoping to kick their way into the evening's finals

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Friday 17 May 18:00 - 20:30

Friday night is set to be action-packed with the semi-finals for F -49kg, F -57kg and M -74kg kicking off proceedings, before the finals & victory ceremonies for F +73kg, M -54kg and M -68kg weight categories

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Saturday 18 May 2019 from £15.00

Saturday 18 May 09:00 - 17:30

The weekend's fixtures start with preliminary, elimination rounds and quarter-finals for F -53kg, F -67kg, M -63kg, M -80kg as the likes of Moldova's Aaron Cook, Britain's Damon Sansum and the ever-exciting Lauren Williams will be expecting to take to the mats

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Saturday 18 May 18:30 - 21:40

Saturday evening will see all the semi-finals from the day's F -53kg, F -67kg, M -63kg and M -89kg weight categories plus finals and victory ceremonies for Friday's F -49kg, F -57kg and M -74kg winners

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Sunday 19 May 2019 from £15.00

Sunday 19 May 09:00 - 16:15

Sunday is a blockbuster of a day kicking off with preliminary and elimination rounds for the F -63kg, M -87kg and M +87kg - a real heavyweight encounter for the likes of Britain's Lutalo Muhammad and Mahama Cho, plus Russia's Vladislav Larin. Then, moving onto their respective round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals

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Sunday 19 May 17:00 - 20:00

Sunday evening promises an explosive end to the Championships with finals and victory ceremonies for F -53kg, F -67kg, M -63kg, M -80kg, F -63kg, M -87kg and M +87kg - a whopping seven weight categories! The evening will then wrap up with the official Closing Ceremony

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