Welcome to British Taekwondo

About us

British Taekwondo is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Taekwondo in Great Britain and is the representative of World Taekwondo and the European Taekwondo Union. British Taekwondo is a membership organisation with over 600 clubs nationwide. The membership includes elite Olympic athletes, under the direction of GB Taekwondo at the National Academy in Manchester together with national players, referees, officials, instructors and individual members who train regularly in local clubs.

Our Vision

A world-leading National Governing Body for an accessible and united Taekwondo.

Our Mission

To bring together and grow the Taekwondo community, providing effective support to our clubs and coaches to deliver inclusive engagement opportunities and enable our members to reach their full potential.

Our Objectives

We have identified six strategic objectives, each of which will move us closer to delivering against our mission and vision. No single objective is more important than another, and in many ways, they are all interlinked.

  • Develop and support our clubs and coaches.
  • Provide development pathways for our members.
  • Retain and increase participation.
  • Operate to the highest standard of governance.
  • Innovate and grow our organisation.
  • Support success on the world stage.

Our focus over the next ten years will be on delivering against the ambitions of this strategy.


Behind each of the six objectives sits a set of clearly defined initiatives and projects. We will evolve our Executive Team and Volunteer structure to deliver these initiatives and projects.


We will report our progress to our members and partners on an annual basis. We will be completely transparent, and where things are not quite going to plan, we will explore why and put in place solutions to get back on track. We will share the outcomes of research, good practice and case studies.


We trust that as the months and years go by, you will feel the difference that British Taekwondo’s strategy is making at a local, regional, and national level.

Stronger together

We hope that the information provided will help you to realise the importance of the role that you play in supporting the delivery of this strategy, whether you are a participant, referee, club coach, volunteer, parent or fan.