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Welcome to the UK Taekwondo Development Council

About 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 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

August29
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UKTDC General Secretary test for Kukkiwon 8th Dan

UKTDC General Secretary Christopher Davies completed the mandatory Kukkiwon 5 hour training and test for his Kukkiwon 8th Dan while in Korea in July 2018 after attending the Chung Do Kwan annual camp.

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April24
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UKTDC Membership system goes in to beta

Our membership system is now open for all member clubs to use. It's in beta phase, so you're welcome to stick with paper forms until we switch to fully digital, but if you're a UKTDC member club and you want to help us test it out...

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April9
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Rumours around UKTDC joining British Taekwondo

The UKTDC has held productive meetings and discussions around joining British Taekwondo for the goal of unifying UK Taekwondo, but before UKTDC would join BT, we would request feedback and ratification by the UKTDC membership before any final decision regarding joining BT is made. Currently "WE are NOT BT members".

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October18
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Dan gradings for UKTDC masters and clubs

UKTDC policy is to allow Kukkiwon 6th Dan holders and above (or Kukkiwon 5th Dan with a Kukkiwon International Master Instructor Licence) the ability to conduct their own dan gradings. You apply directly to the Kukkiwon for your own Dan certificates for your students too.

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September30
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UKTDC supports multi-organisation anti-bullying effort

UKTDC officially announces its official support for a multi-organisation effort to help stamp out bullying by instructors offering one month's free training to anyone that has been a victim of bullying.

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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.