UK Kukkiwon Commission
We are also delighted to publish the outline operating policy for a new, to be formed, UK Kukkiwon Commission, which will aim to bring together the wealth of Taekwondo knowledge and experience in the UK from across the British Taekwondo and wider Master network.
These forums will pool expertise and support the development of Kukkiwon and traditional Martial Art event activity, such as Kukkiwon Cup or Hamadan competition and seminars, with education and promotion commissions working together to create common syllabuses, teaching resources and assessment processes for everyone that loves and practices WT / Kukkiwon style Taekwondo in the UK to tap into.
We will be reaching out and talking to experienced masters over the coming months to make this work, and if anyone is interested in getting involved, please get in touch.
It will take a while to ramp up but is an exciting time!
Ian Leafe, CEO of British Taekwondo, said “It has been really rewarding to work with Kukkiwon on this initiative, and presents a real opportunity to come together in the Dojang for the benefit of the next generation of instructors and talented Martial Artists in our clubs. We want to see more and more learning, training, and participation activity in the coming years, creating opportunity and raising standards for our entire Taekwondo Martial Art family, it’s as simple as that!”
More information will follow, but in the meantime, we ask our British Taekwondo club network of Masters and instructors to continue to provide great grading experiences to their members, following the operating procedures within the policies announced today and pre-existing forms and contacts. And ensuring all grading events are correctly registered and sanctioned well before the dates of the events as usual.
A new online registration process will be introduced in the coming weeks to make the whole process more streamlined.