Complimentary Online Umpire Refresher Course

A complimentary Online Umpire Refresher Course is being held online on Sunday 15th May 2022, prior to the ITF Scotland National Championships the following weekend.

This course is for all those who are umpiring are the ITFS Champs, open to 2nd Kup and above.

The Zoom course is being hosted by ITF Scotland’s Master Gordon Wallace VIII & Master Alexander Dunbar VIII, both of whom are highly experienced international umpires and members of the ITF Umpire Committee & Chair of the AETF Tournament Committee respectively.

You can now book online via the link below:

National Championships Invite 2022

Dear ITF Members,

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the ITF Scottish Championships on 21st & 22nd May 2022, according to the following schedule;

Saturday 21st May

  • 13 years & under
    • Youth: 7 yrs & under,
    • Cadet: 8 – 10 years
    • Pre-Junior: 11 – 13 years

Sunday 22nd May

  • 14 years & over
    • Junior: 14 – 17 years
    • Senior: 18 – 35 years
    • Adv. Senior: 36 years & over
  • ASN Competitors
    • All ages

This competition is open to ITF Taekwon-Do students 10th Kup to 6th Degree. Please take the time to read the following information.

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the competition.

Yours in Taekwon-Do,
ITF Scotland Tournament & Umpire Committee

ITF Scotland Statement 1st March 2022

1st March 2022

Statement regarding the effects of Russian invasion of Ukraine on International ITF Taekwon-Do activities

The Board of Directors of ITF Scotland stands with Ukraine.  We wholeheartedly condemn the actions of the Russian military in their aggressive invasion of Ukraine, an independent and sovereign country.  

ITF Scotland appeals to the International Taekwon-Do Federation as well as All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation to acknowledge the situation, to take clear and defined action and measures as recommended by the IOC (IOC Statement 28/02/2022) to suspend the Russian Federation from all sporting events in the immediate and near future.

“I shall build a more peaceful world.”

ITF Scotland Board of Directors

8th Degree Promotion

On behalf of ITF Scotland Board of Directors and the memberships we wish to congratulate Master David McNairn on his promotion to VIII Degree at this weekends 151st IIC in Dublin, Ireland.

Additional congratulations to the other candidates including Master Jamie Campins VIII Degree also from Scotland on their respective promotions.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2022

We’d like to take the opportunity as 2021 draws to a close to wish all ITF Scotland’s members & families as well as the wider Taekwon-Do community a very Merry Christmas and Happy & Prosperous New Year 2022.

We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

ITF Scotland Board of Directors

Three New Master’s

ITF Scotland have three new Master’s!

Master Eric James (Nairn), Master John McIlvaney (Livingston) and Master Douglas Scott (Nairn) were promoted to VII Degree at an examination held on Saturday 11th December 2021 in Livingston.

The examination panel consisted of Honourable Grand Master Thomas MacCallum IX Degree (Scotland), and Grand Master Frank Vanberghen IX Degree (Belgium).

On behalf of ITF Scotland Board of Directors and its memberships we wish to congratulate all three on their promotions.

2022 ITF Scotland National Championships

As we begin to see Taekwon-Do events re-starting across Europe, we also begin our preparations for our own national championships in 2022.  

The date for this has been re-scheduled due to the ongoing vaccination centre used within Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.  Therefore our National Championships will now be held on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May 2022.

More information and invitation will follow in due course.

New School – Drumchapel

ITF Scotland would like to wish Mr. Ethan Donnelly (II) all the very best as he opens his first school this week in Drumchapel.

A link to his school website can be found here.

National Squad Training Dates Sept – Dec 2021

The remaining National Squad Training Sessions dates for 2021 have been confirmed as follows:

  • 26th September 2021 – Venue: Laurencekirk
  • 10th October 2021 – Venue: Livingston
  • 31st October 2021 – Venue: Laurencekirk
  • 21st November 2021 – Venue: Livingston
  • 28th November 2021 – Venue: Laurencekirk
  • 16th January 2022 – Venue: Laurencekirk
  • 30th January 2022 – Venue: Livingston

Bookings for these sessions can be made via the following link

New Regional Group – STA

ITF Scotland Board of Directors would like to welcome the following instructors and schools who have affiliated to ITF Scotland as a new regional group Scottish Taekwon-Do Association (STA) as of 24th August 2020:

  • Inverness: Master Alexander Dunbar – VIII Degree
  • Forres: Master Alexander Dunbar – VIII Degree
  • Linlithgow: Master Derek Gilmour – VII Degree
  • South Queensferry: Ms. Julia Cross VI Degree
  • Nairn: Mr. Douglas Scott – VI Degree
  • Buckie: Ms. Katja Hansen – V Degree
  • Leith: Mr. Robin Coltman – V Degree
  • Keith: Mr. Steven Thain – III Degree
  • Alness: Mr. Andrew O’Hare III Degree