UKTDC Council and Committee

Executive Council

The UKTDC is run by a dedicated council and committee of its members.

The current members of the UKTDC Executive Council are:

Nigel M Hudson, 7th Dan Kukkiwon & 8th Dan Chungdokwan


Our Chairman Master Hudson has studied Taekwondo for over 25 years, In the past he has held several high level positions in the ,UK, Ireland, European and world governing bodies.

  • Kukkiwon registered International Instructor
  • Kukkiwon registered Poom/Dan Examiner
  • 2017 Inducted into the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame
  • BTC Instructor course accredited verifier
  • Citation from Kukkiwon for services to Taekwondo development
  • NVQ Assessor for a British Taekwondo Council
  • Chairman North West region 94-96 for British Taekwondo Control Board
  • Poomsae Committee Chairman for British Taekwondo Control Board 97-2004
  • Performance Director Poomsae UK for British Taekwondo Control Board 2004-2007
  • Performance director/National coach Irish Taekwondo Union 2007-2009
  • European Taekwondo Union Technical committee members 2004-2008
  • International Pr Committee member 2008-2010
  • Fully qualified International Judge, (with honors)
  • Master Hudson’s club was crowned National club champions 6 times between 1997- 2007.
  • Master Hudson is the only UK Instructor to coach European gold medalist in Poomsae.

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Master Michael Lomax, 6th Dan

Vice Chairman

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Christopher Davies, 8th Dan Kukkiwon & 9th Dan Chungdokwan

Secretary General

  • Began Martial Arts Training in 1974
  • Attained Taekwondo 1st Dan in 1979.
  • Currently holds Kukkiwon 8th Dan attained in 2018 at the kukkiwon.
  • Currently holds Chungdokwan 9th Dan attained in 2018.
  • 2017 Inducted into the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame
  • Kukkiwon registered International Instructor
  • Kukkiwon registered Poom/Dan Examiner
  • UKTDC representative on the BTC committee
  • 2008 received a commendation from Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters for services to Taekwondo.
  • Personal Invitation by Kukkiwon to 1st World Taekwondo Leaders Forum 2009.
  • Former Class 1 National Referee.
  • Founder and chief instructor of Jin Moo Kwan Taekwondo
  • NVQ Assessor.
  • Level 4 National Standards Equivalent coaching award.
  • 2010 Appointed to Kukkiwon Co-operation committee
  • 2010 Represented the UK at the Kukkiwon Hanmadang in Korea
  • 2010 Recognised as a Social Entrepreneur by Millenium funding body
  • 2011 Appointed as Kukkiwon Advisory Member (One of only 3 in UK)
  • 2011 Winner of South Gloucestershire Authority Personal Achievement Sports Award

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Martin Maloney


  • In excess of 20 years experience in financial and legal matters.
  • Qualified Insolvency Practitioner and is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
  • Started learning Taekwondo at the age of 40, demonstrating that none of us are too old to learn something new!

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Craig Waddington, 9th Dan

Technical Director

  • Over 40 years in taekwondo
  • One of the UK original Taekwondo pioneers
  • Technical Director and senior Dan grading Panel member
  • Kukkiwon Qualified International Instructor
  • Citation from Kukkiwon at the 2009 International Instructor course.

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Applications will be accepted from Full and Associate members.

All applications for committee posts should be sent to 6 Crossfield Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 9NQ or by email to

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