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 www.handlesport.com


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 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




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