Apr 29

West Lothian Open Invite

Dear Grand Masters, Masters and Instructors,

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the 2017 West Lothian Open on Sunday 25th June, at Armadale Academy, Armadale, West Lothian.
Please find attached the invitation, along with an individual entry form which can be distributed to students.  The registration is online only, and can be completed at www.handlesport.com on or before 15th June 2017 (22:59hrs).  To register your student, first please register for an instructors account, this will take approximately 24 hours to activate if you do not already have one.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to your seeing you and your students on 25th June.
Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney
On behalf of WLO Organising Committee



Apr 29

Success in Bulgaria

The ITF Scotland National team have just returned from the 32nd Senior & 23rd Junior European Taekwon-Do Championships 2017, held on the 20–23 April 2017 in “Arena Armeec Sofia“ Multifunctional Sports Hall, Sofia city, Bulgaria

The competition was conducted in compliance with the AETF competition rules and the participants competed in the individual and team disciplines of Pattern, Sparring, Special Techniques & Power Test.
The competition was open to Black Belt holders for competitors aged 14 years and above.

The team travelled with 35 competitors, 12 coaches, 3 umpires and 19 supporters. Arriving at their hotel for a successful weigh in on the Wednesday morning they then went on to some light pre competition training.

With an opening ceremony on the Thursday morning, the competitors and spectators were treated to some contemporary and traditional dance and music, taking them through the Bulgarian culture, followed by the commencement of the event and the patterns category.

The National team all performed well, scooping up ten medals in total; (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 6 Bronze). This is testimony to the hard work of the coaches and team, improving on last years’ performance, moving up from 11th in the over-all rankings to 8th.

Following the event, the team had a day to relax before returning home, and took in some of the sights the city of Sofia had to offer.


Full Results:

Junior Female Team Pattern (Elle Trinder, Dannielle. Gallagher, Alex Marshall, Catriona McRoberts & Erin Logan)

Michael McRoberts:  Senior Male 1st Degree Pattern

Gilles Brown:  Senior Male -85kg Sparring



Katrina Carr:  Senior Female -50kg Sparring



Senior Female Team Power (Stephanie Willis, Katrina Carr, Sarah Curtis, Megan Brown)

Senior Male Team Pattern (Jason Munro, Iain O’Hare, Stewart Mellon, Michael McRoberts, Kieran Cain)

Catriona McRoberts:  Junior Female 1st Degree Pattern

Emma Fraser:  Junior Female Power

Michael McRoberts:  Senior Male -63kg Sparring

Iain O’Hare:  Senior Male -70kg Sparring



All Scottish Draws/Results can be found here.

Photo’s courtesy of Mr. Craik.  Link can be found here to all his pictures.


Apr 15

Europe Bound!

The National Team head off on Tuesday to compete in the 2017 AETF European Championships, being held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from the 20th – 23rd April. 

Since selection’s were made at the end of last year, the team have been busy preparing at weekly sessions, to compete for the coveted Title “European Champion 2017”.
We wish them the very best in their endeavours.


2017 European Championships Team Members:


Senior Female:

Sarah Angus, Megan Brown, Katrina Carr, Sarah Curtis, Catriona Steele, Stephanie Willis


Senior Male:

Gilles Brown, Kieran Cain, Alexander Gray, David Gray, Michael McRoberts, Stewart Mellon, Rhys Muirhead, Jason Munro, Iain O’Hare, Lewis Walker


Junior Female:

Emma Fraser, Dannielle Gallacher, Erin Logan, Alex Marshall, Kloe McKay, Lauren McKay, Catriona McRoberts, Chiara Mullen, Jemma Swinburne, Lara Torrance, Elle Trinder


Junior Male:

Rico Campins, James Craik, Owen Glennie, Jay Jervis, Prentis MacLean, Hayden McAvoy, Marcus Muniz, Gregor Towers.



The DRAWS are now available online.  Click Link here 

You can also follow the team throughout the competition via the ITF Scotland Facebook Page,

Apr 05

Goodwill Championships – 13th May 2017

Dear Masters and Instructors,


It gives me great pleasure to invite you to our beautiful city of Edinburgh for our Taekwon-Do Uk, Goodwill Scottish Championships, on Saturday 13th May 2017.

We hope you are able to attend these championships and compete together under the banner of the tenets of TKD.  

If you have any questions regarding the event then please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours In TKD
David Condie
Tournament Host
07825 333 432


Downloads & Information

Goodwill Championships Invite

Instructors should register their students via www.handlesport.com

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 www.handlesport.com 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 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

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