Affiliation & Accreditation

Universal Taekwon-Do is a proud member of the following

national and world governing bodies:




   International Taekwon-Do Federation

The International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) was founded on March 22nd
1966 by General Choi Hong Hi, IX Degree to promote and encourage the growth of genuine

The ITF is the official world body for the development of authentic Taekwon-Do technique & philosophy. It also provided grade certification and recognition for schools of genuine Taekwon-Do

ITF host the International, Continental & World Taekwon-Do Championships.

Universal Martial Arts Taekwon-Do schools are affiliated to the ITF under plaque number 7216


  British Taekwon-Do Council

The British Taekwon-Do Council (BTC) is comprised of many National Taekwon-Do organisations, and is the only governing body for Taekwon-Do in the UK recognised by the Sports Council (UK Sport) and British Government. Member groups must adhere to a strict code of conduct and best
practice for instruction, health & saftey and safeguarding of young and vunerable persons - as laid down by UK Sport. The BTC provides Instructor professional liability insurance, student to student liability insurance and instructor criminal records bureau (CRB) checks.

We are affiliated to the BTC through our national governing body, the British Taekwon-Do Federation (BTF) who have full member status.


British Taekwon-Do Federation 

The British Taekwon-Do Federation (BTF) is a UK based National Governing Body (NGB) recognised by the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and the British Taekwon-Do Council (BTC) 

It is the responsibility to a NGB to grant authorisation for Black Belt member to test for promotion to their next Dan (Black Belt degree) attend ITF internation courses and seminars and to represent their country at international competition.

The NGB is the link between Taekwon-Do schools and the proper authorising bodies.Universal Martial Arts Chief Examiner and Prinicple Instructor are both founding members of BTF.

Master Kessler is currently the BTF's Senior Vice President.


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