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Welcome to the UK Taekwondo Development Council


The UK Taekwondo Development Council (UKTDC) is a National organisation for Kukkiwon Taekwondo which is fully committed to the development of Taekwondo from grass roots to elite levels in sparring, patterns and all aspects of the Martial Art. Our ranks comprise of many Kukkiwon qualified masters up to 8th Dan Grandmaster to provide you with all the necessary training, education and qualifications you will need. We are successfully reaching out to many instructors and students who have found the UKTDC to be the preferred organisation to enable them to succeed and progress through our training, qualification and education programs.

Kukkiwon Dan rank certification is one of the requirements for athletes who wish to participate in officially sanctioned WTF events. UKTDC is an organisation accredited to offer Kukkiwon certification to its members and are registered with the World Taekwondo Headquarters.

Latest News

Kukkiwon announcement

Announcement for Kukkiwon Branch & Representative Office

Announcement for Kukkiwon Branch & Representative Office

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Chairman Stepping down

After many years diligent service to Taekwondo and the UKTDC Chairman Nigel Hudson has decided to step away from his Taekwondo Activities and as the Chairman and a Director of the UKTDC.

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High Dan promotion to 6th and 7th Dan

The Kukkiwon now carries out 6th and 7th Dan promotions at the Kukkiwon or by evaluation by video in order to enhance the qualitative value of Kukkiwon Dan certification by strengthening the standards of high Dan promotion.

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Kukkiwon technical committee

Kukkiwon Technical Committee Urged the Government to Ease the 'Renewed Social Distancing Scheme

Kukkiwon Technical Committee (hereinafter referred to as the “Technical Committee”) has adopted the resolution calling for easing the renewed social distancing scheme (hereinafter referred to as the “Renewed Scheme”). At 10AM, on Friday, June 25, the Technical Committee held a meeting with committee chairs and heads of subcommittee attending at Kukkiwon Central Training Center (Gymnasium) and urged the government to immediately ease the Renewed Scheme, criticizing the scheme as impractical. The government announced the Renewed Scheme to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday, June 20. According to the announced Renewed Scheme, indoor sports facilities including Taekwondo dojangs will face restrictions over the number of people allowed for the facility area ― one person by 6㎡ under the Level 1 distancing and one person by 8m짼 under the Level 2. Starting from July 1, the Renewed Scheme will actually strengthen the restriction against the number of attendees in the indoor sports facilities, comparing to the current curb of allowing one person by 4㎡ of the facility area under both Level 1 and 2 distancing. For instance, under the Renewed Scheme, a 132㎡-wide Taekwondo dojang can accommodate 22 trainees (under Level 1) or 16 trainees (under Level 2) at a time from the current 33. In that regard, the Technical Committee decided to officially urge the government to give Taekwondo Masters a priority for COVID-19 vaccination and not to adopt stricter restrictions to limit the number of people using the indoor sports facilities. The Taekwondo community is also voicing concerns that the Renewed Scheme may aggravate difficulties to Taekwondo Masters who are affected by COVID-19 and at the crossroads of the shutdown of Taekwondo dojangs.

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Tkd national assembly

Kukkiwon President Lee Dong-sup Asks Cooperation to the Chairman of the National Assembly

National Assembly - At 11 am on Friday, February 26, Kukkiwon President Lee is explaining about the pending issues including renovation of outdated facilities to the Chairman of the National Assembly Park Byeong-Seug and National Assembly member Hong Moon-pyo (the President of the Member of the National Assembly Taekwondo Federation).

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The UK Taekwondo Development Council is all about knowledge, experience and guidance, but most importantly about our members.

The UK Taekwondo Development Council are proud to support Sainsbury's Active Kids and have to date conducted a large number of sessions in schools throughout the UK.