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 www.handlesport.com.  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

Dec 13

National Team Selections

15401029_10154916223516414_2154616587457188993_nThe selections for the national team to represent Scotland at the 2017 AETF European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria were contested on Sunday 11th December in Livingston.

There were 54 athletes in attendance, all with one aim, representing their country on the big stage.  

The successful candidates will be notified in due course.

Dec 13

December’s Instructors Course

15252488_10154883372786414_6043670733159456069_oThe second Instructors training course of 2016 took place on Saturday 3rd December, in Perth, at the University Campus.  

The participants were split in to two groups for the day, which each taking part in two sessions.  The instructors course itself led by Master Campins and Master McNairn, and the other, the Child Protection Course’s led by Miss Angela Lindie.  

Those on the level 1 course, completed the Basic Cold Protection Course, whilst those on level 2 completed the course on Child Protection in Social Media Course.



  1.  Ivan Nelson – ABC
  2. David Finch – GMAC
  3. Tracy Waddell – T-UK
  4. Darren Duthart – T-UK
  5. Craig Forman – T-UK
  6. Bruce Flanagan – T-UK
  7. Catherine McIntyre – T-UK
  8. David Towers – T-UK
  9. Kirsty Zaharia – T-UK
  10. Chris Sheppard – T-UK
  11. Alan Alexander – T-UK
  12. Lewis Alexander – T-UK
  13. Alex McDowall – T-UK
  14. Gordon Philip – ABC
  15. Katrina Carr – NTA
  16. Anthony Howley – T-UK
  17. Heather Hopkins – NTA
  18. Jason Munro – GMAC
  19. Cerys Turner – GMAC
  20. Jay Jervis – GMAC
  21. Lorna Singleton – GMAC
  22. Calum Wight – NTA



  1.  Kay Campins – ABC
  2. David Condie – T-UK
  3. Donna Black – T-UK
  4. Liam King – T-UK
  5. Caroline Joynes – T-UK
  6. Alastair Smith – T-UK
  7. Debbie Wilson – T-UK
  8. Ian Wilson – T-UK
  9. Nicola Anderson Rennie – T-UK
  10. Crawford Easthope – T-UK
  11. Elaine Easthope – T-UK
  12. John Munro – GMAC
  13. Stuart Grassick – ABC
  14. Brian Penman – GMAC
  15. Ross Penman – GMAC
  16. Catriona Steele – ABC




Nov 29

National Team Selection for European Championships 2017

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-23-55-18Selections for the AETF European Championships to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria (20th – 23rd April 2017), are being held on Sunday 11th December at GMAC Martial Arts Gym, Livingston.

Please find attached the information sheet and application form.  Please note all applications must be completed in full and
 returned by 7th December at the latest, applications after the closing date will not be accepted.



John McIlvaney
ITF Scotland Team Manager


Information Sheet

2017 ITFS Selection Application (Euros 2017)

Nov 10

Level 1 & 2 Instructors Course – 03/12/2016

ITF Scotland LogoDear Grand Masters, Masters, instructors and Members,

ITF Scotland invite you to the second 2016 Instructors Course, to be held on 3rd December 2016. Venue Perth Highlands & Islands University, Creiff Road, Perth.

This course is open to 3rd Kups and above, aged 16 and over.

The course will include instructor qualification, child protection qualification and first aid qualification (where available) necessary to teach classes within ITF Scotland.

I look forward to your participation.

Yours sincerely,


Master D. McNairn

ITF Scotland





DATE:                         Saturday 3rd December


VENUE:                     Perth Highlands & Islands University, Creiff Road, Perth


DRESS CODE:           Tracksuit & Dobok. Please bring a pen and notepad.


COURSE:                   Level 1 & 2 Instructors Course

                                   If you have not yet completed course 1, you must do this level before progressing to level 2.




Instructors Course Level 1

Course Content:    Course 1 is an introductory level module designed for all those involved in teaching ITF Taekwon-Do to children and/or adults.  Whether teaching small groups in class or managing a full time Taekwon-Do school, course 1 offers essential information and advice relating to –


  • Administration – book-keeping, attendance records, members’ records/data protection.
  • Insurance – public liability, members’ insurance, competition insurance.
  • Qualifications – Taekwon-Do qualifications, first aid, PVG, Instructor qualifications.
  • Teaching practices – safety/risk assessments, inclusion, ethics & standards.


09:00 – 09:30           Registration

09:30 – 12:30          Instructor Course – Level 1

12:30 – 13:30          Lunch (not provided)

13:30 – 16:30          Child Protection Course – Level 1

16:30 – 16:45          Certificate Presentation & Official Course Photo      

16:45                         Close


Instructors Course Level 2

Course Content:    Course 2 will build on some of the topics introduced in course 1, mainly focusing on Tracking and Monitoring students’ progress; while looking at theories behind different methods of assessments and how these can be implemented in practical terms.  It will continue to explore how Instructors and coaches create meaningful and manageable learning experiences for different age groups and levels of ability.


09:00 – 09:30           Registration

09:30 – 12:30          Child Protection Course – Level 2

12:30 – 13:30          Lunch (not provided)

13:30 – 16:30          Instructor Course – Level 2

16:30 – 16:45          Certificate Presentation & Official Course Photo      

16:45                       Close




Please use the form below to apply to the course.  All parts must be filled in.  

Note:  To be eligible to register for course 2, you must have completed course 1 previously.

Applications should be made in advance by Wednesday 30th November.


Grade (required)


All payments MUST be processed by the deadline to ITF Scotland Account.  

When making payment please include your name and INST COURSE 1 or 2 as applicable.


Nov 07

ITF Scotland AGM 2016

img_4567ITF Scotland held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 5th November.  The venue was the historic town of Bannockburn in Stirling, site of the historic battle of independence in 1314.

During the AGM the board reviewed the activity to date of 2016, as well as outlined the planned calendar for 2017/2018.  There was also a presentation from Jane Harvey regarding the work of the newly Government Recognised SCoT, of which ITF Scotland are a full member. 

This year concluded the tenure of the board, with elections for a new board moving forward to the new term.  Grand Master MacCallum thanked the outgoing board for their work throughout 2015/2016, developing ITF Scotlands national courses, tournaments and structure.  He also thanked Mr. Condie for the work put into the development of SCoT and gaining government recognition for Taekwon-Do in Scotland. 

The newly elected Board of Directors for ITF Scotland are:

Grand Master Tom MacCallum – Honorary President

Master David McNairn – Presidentimg_4565

Master Jamie Campins – Senior Vice President

Mr. David Condie – Second Vice President

Mr. Robin Blair – Third Vice President

Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney – Secretary General

Mr. Garry Shaw – Treasurer

Mr. Paul Mullen – Board Member

Mr. Mark Boydell – Board Member

Mr. Adam Paterson – Board Member





Nov 06

World Cup 2016 Results

Screenshot-2015-07-14-23.37.53-1024x715The 6th edition of the ITF World Cup, was held from 12th – 16th October in Budapest, Hungary.  

The World Cup is the largest international club tournament in the ITF, open to Blue, Red & Black Belts.  The event is held every two years, with previous hosts, Montego Bay, Jamaica (2014), Brighton, England (2012), Riva Del Garda, Italy (2008), Benidorm, Spain (2006) and Orlando, United States (2004) , 

This year a record 1852 competitors took part from 236 clubs in 58 countries. 72 of those competitors were from Scotland’s schools; ABC, GMAC, NTA & Scotia. screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-34-53
A number of medals were won over the 5 day event, with a special mention to Northern Taekwon-Do Academies who placed 5th overall in the Medal Classification for Schools, achieving 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.  Overall Scotland placed 11th in the Medal Classification for country with 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Bronze.

The 2018 World Cup, will take place in Australia’s Gold Coast.


Medal Classification for Countries.pdf

Point Classification for Countries.pdf



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