International Taekwon‑Do Federation
The UK Taekwon‑Do Association conducted a National Technical Seminar & Black Belt Grading in Moray Sports Centre, Elgin, Scotland from 15th-17th September 2023. The Seminar was conducted by UKTA President GM John Williamson of Scotland, ITF Wales President GM John Taylor, and Chairman of the EITF Umpire/Tournament Committee GM Miller of England. Our very special guest was EITF President GM Michael Prewett.
All 24 patterns were practiced and corrected, along with a full syllabus of fundamental movement, callisthenics, sparring, breaking, special techniques and self-defence.
The Grand Masters were assisted by Master Andrew Whiteley, Master Alan Clark (EITF Secretary General), Master Sean Cattanach (UKTA National Secretary), Master Paul Harris (Chairman, UKTA Umpire Committee), Master John Reilly, Master Peter McAnna, Master Philip Taverner and Master Tony Hampson.
100 students participated and 35 candidates successfully promoted.
GM Williamson commented, "I would like to thank all our members, from Elgin to Exeter, for supporting this event in my hometown and helping Elgin School of Taekwon‑Do to celebrate its 50th anniversary."