UKTA Area Seminar & Sparring Workshop – Master Matthews (7th Degree)

Some pictures from an amazing weekend. Huge thank you to Master Dean Matthews (7th Degree) for coming up to North Yorkshire and conducting 2 great days.

UKTA Technical Seminar & Grading on the Saturday with lots learnt by everyone, especially the small technical tips that increase sharpness in movements.

Sunday morning was the Competition Workshop learning lots of new fitness and padwork drills, only just scratching the surface of Masters Matthews knowledge.

And of course being Star Wars day there was the obligatory light saber (& sword) battle 😆



April 11th 2019 is the 64th anniversary day of the naming of “Taekwon-Do” by Gen. Choi Hong Hi.

Celebrating this day, we are all in missing for Gen. Choi Hong Hi, our father and teacher and our hearts are in a full determination to implement and complete his last words and remain loyal to his valuable legacy to the end.


Loftus Town Hall – Demo

The kids from our newest class in Loftus were today asked to help ‘kick’ off Loftus Klondike Week. They performed a small demonstration in Loftus Town Hall at their Coffee Morning.

The kids also got to meet and speak with Loftus Town Mayor Cllr Barry Hunt. He then presented them all with a special East Cleveland Klondike medal to mark the occasion.

It was such an honour for the invite and the kids loved every minute.

Huge thanks to Loftus Accord, Loftus Town Council and East Clevland Klondike.


Class Grading @ Loftus

A great class grading this week the newest of our classes in Loftus.

These kids started out in our Taekwon-Do Tots and this was their first step into ITF Taekwon-Do 👊

Their high standard for a 9th Kup grading proves that Pre-TKD works 😁 😁

A big thank you to Mr Black for coming over and conducting the grading 🙏



ITF Wales Open 2019

WOW!! We couldn’t have wished for a better result today 😁

10 students, 8 of which are beginners (6 are TKD TOTS) and we came away with 11 medals!! 🥇🥈🥉

More importantly though we have 8 students who can’t wait for the next competition and to do it all again 👊🥋

A big thank you to Master Matthew’s and ITF Wales for hosting such a fun and friendly competition, giving beginner’s and the inexperienced a nice relaxed event to try competing for the first time. 🙏


1st Promotions of 2019

Well done Lily (6th Kup), Amelia (8th Kup), Hayden (9th Kup), Jorga (9th Kup) and Toni (9th Kup) on passing your gradings today.



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our readers and the ITF Taekwon-Do family

Posted by UKTA Today on Saturday, 22 December 2018


Seminar with Grandmaster Taylor

Kallum, Oscar, Lily and Hayden attended a local seminar conducted by Grandmaster Taylor in Saltburn-by-the-sea. They joined UKTA students from Teesside, Morely, Huddersfield, Tibshelf and Wirral.  A fantastic seminar as always.



Thanks to NEST Taekwon-Do Teesside for hosting the event.


100th Birthday

The 9th November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of our Founder General Choi Hong Hi. On this special day we celebrate the life of our Taekwon-Do Father who has united so many people around the world with his wonderful gift of Taekwon-do.