Mar 12

New Sabum!

Saturday 11th March saw ITF Scotland host a Master’s Seminar and International Grading in Livingston.  The Seminar was taught on this occasion by Master Jamie Campins VII, and Master David McNairn VII.  Over three hours they taught various aspects of Taekwon-Do, as well as covering all 24 patterns.

During the afternoon there was the examination for 4th Degree under the examination panel of Grand Master Tom MacCallum XI Degree, Master Jamie Campins VII and Master David McNairn VII.  

On competition of the exam ITF Scotland are pleased to congratulate Mr. Brian Penman on his successful promotion to 4th Degree.


More photos from the day can be found on the ITF Scotland Facebook Page


Mar 12

2017 Scottish Championships

For the first time in our history, this years Scottish Championships were held over two days, on 25th & 26th February 2017.  Twenty Six (26) schools, from four (4) countries (Scotland, England, Ireland & Wales) participated in this years national championships with a total of 439 competitors; all vying for the title of Scottish Champion 2017 in their respective categories.

This year we also had another “first” with online entry and draw, courtesy of Mr. Mikhail Vorontsov and all competitors were registered online, and could also view their category draw, and a full schedule of their events in advance of the competition.  

The competition preparations began on Friday evening, with almost 40% of the competitors choosing to weigh-in & register in advance.  This allowed for a smooth running of the registration process over the three days.

The first day of competition was opened official by ITF Scotland president Master David McNairn VII Degree.  With Saturday’s competition dedicated to Juniors, Seniors and Advanced Seniors, there were 154 competitors, and on Sunday 286 Under 13s lined up for their events.  Over both days, the competitive level was extremely high, with many hard fought bouts, and well-deserved medals won.

Our umpire team was led by Master Gordon Wallace VIII Degree, ITF Scotland Umpire Chairman, with 41 umpires Saturday, and 59 umpires on Sunday, all of whom worked tirelessly over the course of each day, many of them working over both days.  All of whom without their hard-work and dedication, we would not have had such a successful championships.  As a token of appreciation each referee received a medal of thanks as their respective rings closed on the Sunday afternoon.


The overall results were as follows;


Overall 7 years & under Male:           Jaxon Martin (MWBA)              3 Gold

Overall 7 years & under Female:        Maddison Croall (Nairn)          3 Gold


Overall 8 to 10 years Male:                Gavin Shaw (Boydell TKD)      3 Gold

Overall 8 to 10 years Female:            Tied


Overall 11 to 13 years Male:              Alexander Bradwell (TAE)      2 Gold, 1 Silver

Overall 11 to 13 years Female:          Tied


Overall 14 to 17 years Male:              Tied

Overall 14 to 17 years Female:          Caitlin Hughes (Tollcross)      2 Gold, 1 Silver


Overall 18 to 35 years Male:              Scott Fraser (Howden)           3 Gold, 1 Silver

Overall 18 to 35 years Female:          Theresa Clarke (Tollcross)     3 Gold


Overall 36 years & over Male:           Tied

Overall 36 years & over Female:       Tied


Overall Club Champions 2017:

            1st Place:                     Master Wallace Blackbelt Academy

            2nd Place:                     Boydell Taekwon-Do

            3rd Place:                     GMAC Martial Arts


Overall Group Champions 2017:

            Northern Taekwon-Do Academies





ITFS2017_Club Results

ITFS2017_Group Results

Handlesport – Results per Division

ITFS2017_Umpire Attendance Summary


Photo’s courtesy of Photography by Jason Kimmings.  These can be downloaded for a limited time free via this link

Feb 21

Scottish Championships Schedule & Draws

This weekend Scottish Championships are being held in Ravenscraig, Motherwell.  Registration for the event has already closed, and draws are now available online at


Ring Schedule

Schedule for individual competitors



Feb 21

Masters Seminar 11th March

ITF Scotland Technical Seminar & Senior Degree Testing

11 March 2017

Dear Instructors and Candidates,

Please find enclosed details and forms in respect of the forthcoming IV degree and above, testing examination, to be held at Craigwillow Gmac TKD Centre, Livingston, on Saturday 11 March 2017. The day will include a Technical Seminar and lunch shall be provided, followed by the practical examination, followed by the graduation ceremony and graduation meal (if required).


Timetable of Events: Saturday 11 March

09:00 – 12:00         Technical Seminar reviewing, sparring technique, pattern, self defence, power test, and pre-    

                                arranged sparring Pt1.

                               Theory test for our candidate(s)

12:00 – 13:00         Lunch & theory re-sit if required.

13:00 – 14:00         Additional training on any part of the examination that the candidate(s) request, with one (or

                               more) of the Masters in attendance.                

14:30 – 16:30         Examination(s)

16:30 – 17:00         Exam Evaluation

17:00 – 17:30         Graduation

18:00 – close          Graduation Meal (Optional and if applicable)





  • The technical seminar is open to all blackbelts from I deg and above.
  • Students should arrive for the seminar in a tracksuit or dobok, no jeans or casual clothing.
  • Only instructors and/or blackbelts of III Deg and above, will be allowed to stay in the dojang during the examination.
  • All blackbelts and degree candidates MUST arrive at the blackbelt degree test in official blackbelt attire (black/navy trousers, white shirt and navy tie), no tracksuits and no casual clothes.
  • The exam result will be given on the day.


Seminar fee: £25 per person  Closing Date 5th March

Jan 25

National Squad Training – 29th January

Dear Members,

National Team Training will continue this Sunday, 29th January.  

The session will be held from 11am to 2pm at GMAC Martial Arts, Livingston, EH54 5DT.  Cost for the session is £10.

I look forward to seeing you all then.


Mr. John McIlvaney

Team Manager

Jan 18


On Sunday the 15th of January 2017, ITF Scotland board members along with Master G. Wallace and other Taekwon-Do groups throughout Scotland attended the Scottish Council of Taekwondo’s (SCoT) annual general meeting.

SCoT is a collective group of representatives from all Taekwon-Do groups and associations from across the country, whether !TF, WTF or other, working together to promote Taekwon-Do in Scotland.  

One of the main aims of SCoT is to gain government recognition through the UK Institute of Sport and Sports Scotland, paving the way for access to develop our instructors, coaches, officials and athletes, as well as promoting participation in Taekwon-Do.

This AGM was the second for SCoT, and a great way for ITF Scotland to meet and renew acquaintances with other TKD groups in our country. The meeting consisted of an update of the past years events and progress and also informing the memberships of the future plans and targets for this coming year.

ITF Scotland’s Vice President; Mr. David Condie was re-elected as a director for SCoT.  His role as safeguarding officer, is one he looks forward to fulfilling.

As well as members from ITF Scotland in attendance, there was also representative’s from UKTA, GTF, TKD Scotland, Taekwondo Association Scotland, UKTC, Taekwondo Scotland, Taekwondo Alliance, TAGB Scotland, BITF, GTUK and UKTFS Traditional Taekwondo Association.

ITF Scotland continue to be full members of SCoT and fully supportive their development.
Report by Mr. D. Condie

Vice-President ITF Scotland

Jan 16

National Squad Training – 22nd January

Dear Members,

National Team Training will continue this Sunday, 22nd January.  

The session will be held from 11am to 2pm at GMAC Martial Arts, Livingston, EH54 5DT.  Cost for the session is £10.

I look forward to seeing you all then.


Mr. John McIlvaney

Team Manager

Jan 15

120th IIC – Manchester, England

Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and Students,

It is with great pleasure and an honour to invite you to the 120th International Instructor Course to be held in Manchester England.

The IIC will be held from the afternoon of Friday 7th July 2017 to the afternoon of Sunday 9th July 2017 and will be conducted by the ITF Technical Committee consisting of:

Grand Master Hector Marano, IX degree, Argentina;
Grand Master Ung Kim Lan, IX degree, Germany; and,
Master Pierre Laquerre, VIII degree, Canada.

The IIC will be held at the Armitage Centre, University of Manchester, Gunnery Lane, off Moseley Road, Fallowfield Manchester M14 6HE, which is the University of Manchester’s main sports facility, accommodating many of the sports provided by the University.

The IIC is open to all ITF members from 1st degree to 9th degree.

Accommodation is available in the many hotels in the nearby city centre. In addition, there is the possibility of staying in adjacent student accommodation run by the University of Manchester.

Places on the IIC will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment and to guarantee places.

Files to download: files: 5, size: 9.01 MB
IIC Manchester 2017 Course Invitation   .pdf file 6 MB 
IIC Manchester 2017 Accommodation Form   MS .xls/x 266 kB 
IIC Manchester 2017 Individual Application Form   MS .xls/x 879 kB 
IIC Manchester 2017 Registration Form   MS .xls/x 256 kB 
IIC Manchester 2017 Poster    graphic 2 MB 

The event is organised by Taekwon-do UK (T-UK) on behalf of ITF England with local assistance from the T-UK clubs in Manchester.

We hope to welcome you to Manchester at the 120th IIC.

On behalf of the Organising Committee:
Mr John Archer VI
Mr James Miley VI
Dr Jeff Brider IV

Jan 01

Scottish Championships 2017

Dear Grand Master, Masters and Instructors,

Happy New Year!
It is with pleasure we invite you and your students to the 2017 ITF Scottish Championships, to be held in Motherwell, Scotland on 25th & 26th February.
Saturday 25th – Competitors aged 14 & over
Sunday 26th – Competitors aged 13 & under
This year all applications should be made online via  Instructors only should make the applications on behalf of the school/students.  Deadline for competitors registrations is 15th February @ 23:59 hours. Strictly no applications will be allowed after this date.  Draws will be available from 18th February.
A full guide on how to register and complete the registration process is attached.  
Also attached you will find the event poster, full invitation and individual application form, which can be distributed to your students.  
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney

Secretary General – ITF Scotland



Dec 21

Christmas Message

ITFS Merry ChristmasOn behalf of our board of directors, I wish you and your family all a Merry Christmas and a happy & prosperous New Year.

Looking forward to working with our members in 2017.


Master D. McNairn – VII Degree

ITF Scotland President

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