About the UKTDC

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 9th and 8th Dan Grandmasters to provide you with all the necessary training, education and qualifications you will need.

The core aim of the UKTDC is to establish a cohesive framework and network in which instructors and practitioners concerned with the development of Kukkiwon style Taekwondo within the United Kingdom can affiliate to for training, accreditation, insurance, competition, and support on any Kukkiwon related matters. We are now one of the largest associations in the UK for this (KUKKIWON) style of Taekwondo and our numbers continue to grow.

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.


Executive Director and General Secretary: Grandmaster Christopher Davies

Technical Director: Grandmaster Craig Waddington

Independent Non Executive Director: Grandmaster Nigel Hudson

Accountant: Mr Martin Maloney