NEST TAEKWON-DO

Established in 2012 by Mr Christopher Black (V Degree). With independent schools across Teesside, North Yorkshire, and County Durham, NEST-TKD is the North East’s leading group of martial arts schools in ITF Taekwon-Do.

UNITED KINGDOM TAEKWON-DO ASSOCIATION (UKTA)

The UKTA was founded by First Grandmaster Rhee Ki Ha in 1967 and is the original Taekwon-​Do organisation in Great Britain. The UKTA is a full member of the International Taekwon-​Do Federation, and is a founding member of the All Europe Taekwon-​Do Federation (now Europe International Taekwon-​Do Federation) and the British Taekwon-​Do Council (BTC).

INTERNATIONAL TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION (ITF)

The International Taekwon-Do Federation was founded on 22nd March 1966 in Seoul South Korea, by General Choi Hong Hi.

BRITISH TAEKWON-DO COUNCIL (BTC)

The British Taekwondo Council Ltd is recognised by UK Sport and Home Country Sports Councils as the head Governing Body for Taekwon-Do in the UK. The BTC exists to ensure the safe delivery of Taekwon-Do through all its member organisations.

WORLD ASSOCIATION OF KICKBOXING ORGANISATION (WAKO)

WAKO is an international organization of kickboxing. The governing body of amateur kickboxing certified by WAKO is created to develop support and govern at an amateur level In addition to holding world championship events, WAKO sanctions the champions of kickboxing. WAKO is the only organisation worldwide that is recognised by the GAISF (Global Association of Sports Federations) and the IOC (International Olympic Committee).

BRITISH KICKBOXING COUNCIL (BKC)

The BKC was formed in 2010 by representatives of some of the biggest and most influential Kickboxing organisations in the UK for the purpose of creating a central governing body for the sport.