New look calendar layout

We have updated our calendar of events for 2018 / 2019, and have a new look to the page, which we hope makes it easier to view.  

You can now choose whether to view the events as a list (default) or as month to view.  It’s also possible to export the events to your own calendar’s for ease of use.


Instructors should you have any events you wish to publicise on the page and to the membership of ITFS please pass these details and information to the Secretary General for inclusion.

Euros 2018 Selection Date

Dear Masters and Instructors,

The selection date for the National Team to represent Scotland at the 2018 AETF European Championships in Slovenia, will be held on Sunday 21st January 2018.
Full information and venue will be forwarded in due course.

Team Director Appointment 2018/2019

Master J. Campins VII Degree

ITF Scotland have appointed Master Jamie Campins as National Team Director for 2018/2019.  We wish him success in his new post.

New Board Member

ITF Scotland Board of Directors would like to officially welcome to the board; Mrs. Jacqueline Timoney 5th Degree.

We’d like to wish Mrs. Timoney much success in her new post.

2017 AGM

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting took place at Perth College UHI, on the 19th November.  During the AGM, members heard reports on the activity of from December 2016 to date.  As well as planned activities; courses & championships for 2018 and 2019.

ITF Scotland Honorary President Grand Master MacCallum, also presented Master Robin Blair with his ITF 7th Degree Certificate, after his recent promotion.








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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