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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.

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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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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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Merry Christmas

The UKTDC executive committee wishes all its members a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year for 2016.

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Kukkiwon Dan Examiner Course in Vienna details

For those of our members and the European Taekwondo community that are attending the Dan/Poom Examiner Course in Vienna, Austria, we've done some research on transport and hotels.

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Major Seminar Tour of the UK

Grandmaster Kim Yong Ho along with other specialists are planning their next tour of the UK in late October or early November 2015, more details to be posted on the dates/costs when they are released.

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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.