New Regional Group

ITF Scotland would like to welcome I-Kick Martial Arts and instructors Mr. Brian Penman and Mr. Ross Penman as a new regional group.

New Affiliate

ITF Scotland would like to welcome Miss Michelle Redmond and her schools Broxburn Black Belt Academy and Gartcosh Black Belt Academy as members.

Tural Masimov Seminar

Dear Masters and Instructors,

We are delighted to invite you and your students to a seminar with Mr. Tural Masimov (Russia) over the weekend of 11th & 12th November 2017, in Livingston, Scotland.

These seminars give an exciting opportunity for everyone to train with one of the ITF’s best competitors and sportsman.  He has a number of titles to his name in ITF Sparring;  17x Russian National Champion, 2x European Champion, European Cup Champion, World Cup Medalist, as well as a vast number of international titles. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to train alongside one of the most exciting sparring competitors of late!

Seminars details as follows:

Venue:  GMAC Martial Arts, Craigshill Road, Livingston, EH54 5DT

Saturday 11th November

  • 12noon to 1.30pm        Kids (up to 12 years)                          £15.00
  • 2.00pm to 4.30pm       Teens & Adults (coloured belt)      £25.00

Sunday 12th November

  • 10.00am – 1.00pm       Black Belts                                                £25.00

Don’t miss out!  Reserve your space now using the application which can be found online here

We look forward to welcoming you then.
Mr. John Mcilvaney
GMAC Martial Arts

Applications for Coaching Positions

Dear Members,

The current 2 year-tenure for the ITF Scotland Coaching Staff came to an end on the conclusion of the ITF World Championships held in Ireland.

The ITF Scotland Board of Directors now welcome applications to lead our National Squad over the next 2- year tenure, covering AETF European Championships 2018/2019, and ITF World Championships 2019.

The vacant positions are;

  • National Team Director
  • National Team Manager
  • Funding Officer
  • Head Pattern Coach
  • Head Pre-Arranged Sparring Coach
  • Head Sparring Coach
  • Head Power Coach
  • Head Special Technique Coach
  • Youth Development Coach

    Each position is responsible directly to the Team Director; the Team Director must liaise with the ITF Scotland Board; however, the ITF Scotland Board have the right to terminate any position if criteria or performance are not being met.
    Criteria and responsibility for each applicant can be found in the National Team Rules & Procedures Document found in the download section.

    All applications must be emailed to the Secretary General no later than 12th November, this email should contain your CV. An interview will be arranged with members of ITF Scotland board for all applicants shortly afterward, before positions are filled.

On behalf of the ITF Scotland Board we look forward to receiving your applications and wish the chosen candidates every success in carrying out their respective roles.

Mrs. McIlvaney

Secretary General ITF Scotland

Team Triumph in Ireland

The ITF Scotland National Team have recently returned form the XIV Junior and XX Senior World Championships 2017, held on the 11th – 16th October 2017 in “The Citywest International Conference and Events Centre”.

The team travelled with 42 competitors, 17 coaches, 2 umpires and 21 supporters.  Arriving at their hotel late Monday night, then following a successful weigh in on the Tuesday morning, they then went on to some light pre-competition training, before the spectacular opening ceremony that evening; where the competitors and spectators were treated to some contemporary and traditional Irish dance and music.  The biggest applause of the evening coming with the entrance of the Scottish team, entering the arena, piped in by two of our athletes, Kieran Cain & Hayden McAvoy.

Over five days of competition our athletes performed with true spirit, grit and determination.  Many competitors were new to the World stage with all giving it their best effort.  The highlight of the week being Mr. Ian Ford with his debut to International Competition rising to the top of his division, and earning the title World Champion 2017.  

Overall the Scotland team brought home 1 Gold and 3 Bronze from the event, placing 16th in the overall rankings from 58 countries.




Ian Ford (-50kg Junior Male Sparring)


Katrina Carr (Senior Female -50kg Sparring)

Stephanie Willis (-62kg Senior Female Sparring)

Gilles Brown (-85kg Senior Male Sparring)


A selection of pictures are attached.  Photo credits – G. Craik.  More can be viewed here.

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World Championships 2017

The ITF Scotland National Team are today heading off to compete at the week long ITF World Championships in Dublin, Ireland. 

On behalf of ITF Scotland we wish them success throughout the competition.  The team admin’s will endeavour to give coverage throughout the event, please check our Facebook page for updates throughout the week.


2017 ITF Scotland World Championships Squad.


Megan Brown, Melissa Brown, Rheannan Brown, Katrina Carr, Caitlin McGhee, Shelby McQuade & Stephanie WIllis


Gilles Brown, Kieran Cain, David Grey, Michael McRoberts, Stewart Mellon, Rhys Muirhead, Jason Munro, Iain O’Hare & Lyle Walker


Jodie Boydell, Amber Campbell, Emma Jane Fraser, Erin Logan, Alex Marshall, Christina McGhee, Kloe McKay, Lauren McKay, Catriona McRoberts, Chiara Mullen, Jemma Swinburne, Lara Torrance & Lauren Watson


Rico Campins, James Craik, Ian Ford, Owen Glennie, Jay Jervis, Jack Lobban, Prentis MacLean, Hayden McAvoy, Joseph Mowatt, Matthew O’Hare, Zacharia Obike, George Russell & Robbie Sheppard

Carl Van Roon Seminar

Master M. Hutton, has extended an invitation to members of ITF Scotland for a forthcoming seminar with Mr. Carl Van Roon, a highly decorated competitor from New Zealand.  

The seminar shall take place on 21st & 22nd October.  Should you wish to attend please book your space directly.  

2017 AGM

ITF Scotland’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 19th November 2017 at 12noon.  The venue will be Perth UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX.

An initial notice has been sent to all plaque holders, if you have not received this please check your email address has been registered with

Full invitation and tentative agenda will be sent in due course.

African Development Team Seminar Report

This weekend DMBBA hosted the Africa Development Team Technical Seminar, held in Montrose Sports Centre.

Our Team consisted of Grand Master Paul Weiler IX Deg, Master Ernesto Santaniello VIII Deg, Myself , Sabum Niklas Enander VI Deg and Sabum Jonothan Morris IV Deg. We were also joined by Grand Master Thomas MacCallum, the honorary ITF Scotland President.

Saturday morning began with registration for those who did not register on-line, and the course started at 09:00 until our break for lunch at 12:00.

The course content in the morning began with a session on warm up techniques, and how to do them safely, ensuring protection for the spinal column, this was followed by pattern training with Grand Master Weiler, and Master Ernesto Santaniello, this took most of the morning, and was followed in the afternoon by a session in self defence by Master McNairn, then pattern training continued throughout the afternoon with GMPW and Master Santaniello. After the presentation of some small gifts to the ADT team and attending Masters, and the official photograph, the first day closed at 18:00.

Day 2 began with pattern review, and the session were divided by grade with Sabum Enander and Sabum Mossis taking the coloured belt session through step sparring and sparring techniques.

GMPW and Master Santaniello continued with more senior grade patterns.
Sunday included patterns revision until 12:00, with Master McNairn, and GMPW.

In the afternoon, proceedings moved to David McNairn Black Belt Academy, where, after a light lunch, pre-grading and gradings were held, for those eligible.

From the feedback that we received, the weekend was a big success, and we would like to thank all of those who attended, especially our Masters, Master Gordon Wallace VIII Deg, Master Hutton VIII Deg, Master Campins VII Deg, and Master Blair VII Deg, these gentlemen always bring such credibility and expertise to any event, and we were delighted to have them with us, and share the floor with them for a few hours.

Everyone at DMBBA would like to congratulate everyone who graded successfully during the weekend, and we look forward to hosting the next event.


Words;  Master McNairn

Photo Credit: Gordon Paterson


ADT Seminar Registration Extension

The African Development Team Seminar to be held over the weekend of 23rd & 24th September has been extended up to and including the day itself.  You will also be able to turn up on the day and register.  

You can still register online here