ITF Scotland Annual General Meeting

Dear Grand Masters, Masters & Instructors,

The ITF Scotland 2023 AGM will be held on Sunday 15th January 2023, In Perth.

Full Information and tentative agenda will follow in due course.


ITFS Board of Directors

Paddy Timoney Remembrance Cup

Dear ITF Members,

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the Paddy Timoney Remembrance Cup on the 22nd October, in Motherwell, Scotland.

This competition is open to ITF Taekwon-Do students, 10th Kup to 6th Degree, from any affiliation.

This tournament has been organised to remember Mr Patrick Timoney, 10 years on since his passing.

The profits from this tournament will be split between ITF Scotland and The British Heart foundation, both of which are close to the family’s hearts.

Please take time to read through the invitation that can be found below.

Instructors can also find below, individual entry forms for use within their schools.

If you have any queries, please contact the organising committee:


Board Member Resignation

Dear Grand Masters, Masters & Instructors,

The Board of Directors wish to notify the membership that Mr. Christopher Dickson tendered his resignation from the position of Board Member on 1st August 2022. This was confirmed by the board at a minuted meeting on 14th August 2022.

The Board of Directors would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Mr. Dickson for his input and work during his tenure on the board, and wish him every success in his future endeavours.

North Lanarkshire Open 2022

Dear Grand Masters, Masters and Instructors,

The organisers of the North Lanarkshire Open (NLO), have extended an invitation to attend their event which will be held on Saturday the 10th of September, in Motherwell, Scotland.

This competition is open to all grades in the following categories;

  • Under 7 years
  • 8-10 years
  • 11-13 years
  • 14-17 years
  • 18-35 years
  • 36 years +

There will also be a separate division for those with Additional Support Needs.

Below you will find the official invitation to this event.

Should you have any queries, please contact the organising committee directly:


Katrina Carr Seminar

I-Kick Martial Arts have extended an invite to a Sparring Seminar they are hosting on Sunday 28th of August.

This seminar will work on all aspects of Sparring and will be taken by one of Scotlands most decorated International Competitors of the last decade – Miss Katrina Carr (III Degree).

Miss Car has held multiple titles and accolades over her international career including;

  • World Champion
  • World Cup Champion
  • 5x European Champion
  • Multiple British Champion
  • Multiple Scottish Champion

This seminar is open to those who are aged 10 years and above.

If you wish to participate in the seminar, please contact Mr Ross Penman:

ITF Scotland Standing Committee Applications

Dear Grand Masters, Masters and Instructors,

The ITF Scotland Board of Directors are now inviting applications for the following Standing Committee’s for the term 2022 – 2024:

  • The Technical & Instruction Committee (TIC)
  • The Tournament Committee (TC)
  • The Umpire Committee (UC)

Full details of each of the committee’s remit can be found in the appendix attached.

All applications must be emailed to no later than 31st August 2022, this email should contain your CV as well as covering letter.

An interview will be arranged with members of ITF Scotland board for all applicants shortly after the closing date.

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.

Kind regards

Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney

Secretary General 

For and on behalf of ITF Scotland

Vacancies ITFS National Team

The ITF Scotland are currently looking to fill the vacant positions within the National Team Staff as noted below:

  • Head Pattern Coach
  • Head Pre-Arranged Sparring Coach

Interested persons are invited to apply by 31st August, attaching a covering letter, and CV to  Applicants will then be invited for an interview shortly afterward.

National Team Training dates

Road To Romania

Following on from our success in Croatia, the road to the next European Championships in Romania is on!

The following training and selection dates have been scheduled by the National Team Coaching structure:

  • Sunday 14th August
  • Sunday 28th August
  • Sunday 4th September
  • Sunday 18th September
  • Sunday 30th October (Final Selection)

All training and selection dates will be held at Scottish Martial Arts Centre, Alloa

Please note that this will be the first European Championships where Pre-Juniors will be allowed to participate.

Should you wish to be considered for a prestigious place on Scotland’s National Taekwon-do Team, please seek permission from your School Instructor and attend as many training and selection days as possible.

All training and selection days must be pre-booked.


National Coach – Mr. Mark Boydell

ITF Scotland wish to announce the recent resignation of Mr. Mark Boydell V Degree, from his current role as Head Pattern & Pre-Arranged Sparring Coach of the National Team.

Mr. Boydell has been an integral part of the coaching team in Scotland for the past 12 years, having coached numerous individual competitors and teams over his multiple terms as coach of the national team. During his tenure Mr. Boydell has been at the forefront of Team Pattern competition steering teams to multiple European & World Championships success in both Team Pattern and Pre-Arranged Sparring events. Not forgetting coaching many of his individual competitors to medal success too.

ITF Scotland and it’s board of directors would like to thank Mr. Boydell once again for his endeavours as part of the coaching team, and wish him all the best for the future.

Grand Master Gordon Wallace IX Degree

ITF Scotland would like to announce the prestigious promotion of Grand Master Gordon Wallace, who was promoted to 9th Degree by the ITF Grand Masters Promotion Committee on Friday 3rd June 2022.

Grand Master Wallace started his Taekwon-Do career in 1977 in Elgin Scotland, and has dedicated the last 45 years to Taekwon-Do.

Today reaching the pinnacle we all strive towards.

On behalf of ITF Scotland, its Board of Directors and Membership we wish to express our sincere congratulations to Grand Master Gordon Wallace on his recent promotion to Saseong.