Being a club coach in a British Taekwondo club is a rewarding and enjoyable experience, giving back to the community and teaching the next generation of martial artists.

Teaching, Instructing and Coaching can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have, it comes with great responsibility and it demands great commitment. Students can make improvements through a structured programme of learning, meaningful practice, measured performance and appropriate competition.

Effective coaches:

  • Create and manage safe and fun environments
  • Motivate their students to continue participating in Taekwondo
  • Improve their performance and help them to achieve their goals.

They also understand what their students want to achieve, why they are participating in Taekwondo and they will create the appropriate opportunities to build on students’ strengths and improve their weaknesses.

Assistant Coach Award

You can begin your coaching journey before you achieve your black belt. Anyone thinking of becoming a coach, who is a minimum of a 2nd Kup red belt (see Gradings) and 16 years old or above can start with British Taekwondo’s Assistant Coach Award which enables you to teach, whilst supervised, within a British Taekwondo club.

Club Coach

If you are interested in registering as a British Taekwondo Coach, you should contact our Membership Services Department at:

If you require any assistance with or advice on your British Taekwondo club development or with opening a new club, please refer to our Clubs section or contact our Development team at:

To teach unsupervised within a new or existing British Taekwondo club you must be a black belt and:

  • be a minimum age of 18.
  • be a 1st Dan or higher.
  • be a British Taekwondo Member and registered Instructor.
  • have a current Disclosure (DBS) clearance.
  • have completed the online Safeguarding in Sport course required by British Taekwondo.

A British Taekwondo Coach Education Pathway is currently in development.