International Taekwon‑Do Federation
International Technical Seminar & International Instructors Course hosted by the British Isles
Taekwon‑Do Federation (BITF) was held on the 3 rd to 5 th November, Hinckley, Leicestershire,
UK. Conducted by Grandmaster L Hutchison (BITF President, ITF EB Member, ITF
Chairman Junior & Veterans Committee, ITF Scotland President (joint) & IMG Great Britain
This excellent event was organised and hosted by Master Wayne Higginson (BITF) joined by
Masters and candidates from all over the UK and the Netherlands.
A three-day event starting on the Friday afternoon in the classroom detailing the educational
side of Taekwon‑Do & the values of being an instructor, discussing in detail:
Duty and role of Instructor/ Ideal Instructor/ Classification of the Instructor/ Title and function
of Instructor/ Definition of Taekwon‑Do/ Charter of Taekwon‑Do/ Philosophy of Taekwon‑Do/
Tenets of Taekwon‑Do/ Moral Culture/ Student & Instructor relationship/ History of Taekwon-
Do/ About General Choi Hong Hi Founder/ Taekwon‑Do students’ oath/ Composition of
Taekwon‑Do/ Theory of power/ Vital spots/ Basic factors of Taekwon‑Do.
A thorough and informative afternoon.
Saturday started with GM Hutchison taking the candidates through a warm up and stretching
routine, he then put into practice the Composition of Taekwon‑Do signifying the importance
of each individual component.
He taught the fundamental movements, attack and defence, that are vital for the patterns
with no opponent & sparring with actual opponents .
GM Hutchison explained and demonstrated the Dallyon and its importance, he then went
through many self-defence techniques and again explained the importance of these.
He then continued to teach Patterns from CHON-JI to GE-BAEK to complete Saturdays
Sunday started with GM Hutchison teaching 1,2,3 step sparring, foot sparring, model
sparring & free sparing. Pointing out the importance and demonstrating the many
advantages of being able to perform and attack the vital spots available when you use
jumping & flying techniques.
GM Hutchison then taught the remaining patterns from EUI-AM through to TONG-IL.
The Seminar finished on a high with many photographs for all BITF participants and its
Following the Seminar was a thorough IIC examination and Black Belt Grading, successfully
promoting eight candidates.
Grandmaster Hutchison delivered the course with technical detail, knowledge, and
enthusiasm to make the event inspiring and educational for all.