Welcome to British Taekwondo, the National Governing Body for World Taekwondo in the United Kingdom

Membership of British Taekwondo

Membership of British Taekwondo

From beginners to seasoned veterans, Olympic competitors, international team members, Officials, Referees, Instructors & Coaches and Club Members – everyone in British Taekwondo needs to be an individually registered British Taekwondo member.

The process to become a British Taekwondo member is simple and by joining you are ensuring that you are practicing Taekwondo in a safe, regulated, and supportive environment.

British Taekwondo is the National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of Taekwondo in the United Kingdom and is a member of World Taekwondo, the European Taekwondo Union, the British Olympic Association & British Paralympic Association.

The annual individual British Taekwondo Membership Fee is reviewed annually and is currently £29 per annum (from 1st June 2024), lasts for 12 calendar months and is non-refundable.

Please speak to your local Club Instructor/Coach about joining their club where additional Club Membership charges may apply.

Membership of British Taekwondo provides you with:

  • Insurance cover for your activity in training and competitions within British Taekwondo.
  • Peace of mind that as a member of a British Taekwondo Club it has been checked and accredited.
  • Training and coaching delivered by qualified, registered, insured and DBS checked Instructors and Assistant Coaches working to high standards.
  • Access to British Taekwondo Events, Seminars, Courses, Competitions and Gradings both locally and nationally.
  • An individual Membership Certificate showing your unique Membership Number and period of validity.
  • Membership to the National Governing Body and part of the Olympic Sport of Taekwondo in the United Kingdom.
  • Membership to World Taekwondo and the European Taekwondo Union along with 60 million other members worldwide.

For more information about how to become a British Taekwondo member please speak to your local Club Instructor/Coach.

If you require any further assistance with your membership, please contact membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org

Your commitment as a member of British Taekwondo

Becoming a member of any organisation means making a commitment to adhere to its various governing procedures. These are all available on the website and are generally aimed at making you safer, protected and included.

British Taekwondo require you to comply with the British Taekwondo Code of Conduct and be bound to British Taekwondo Policies, Procedures and Rules such as (but not limited) to the following:

  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • UK Anti-Doping Rules
  • Equality
  • Date Protection
  • Disciplinary

As all individual Members fall under the jurisdiction of British Taekwondo during their 12 months of membership, failure to adhere to British Taekwondo Policies etc. could lead to disciplinary action being taken, possibly leading to suspension or expulsion.

Any individual purchasing Membership on behalf of a third party shall be deemed to be acting with the consent of each Member for whom they are making that purchase, including acting with the authority of each such Member to agree to these terms and conditions on their behalf.

If an individual Member decides to resign their membership at any time in the 12 months, then they are free to do so at any time by informing us in writing/email to membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org

No refund of the Membership Fee (or remainder thereof) will be given.

If an individual Member does not renew their annual membership on time, then they are no longer considered as British Taekwondo members and cannot practise or compete, so policies would no longer apply.

From the 1st June 2024 the cost of British Taekwondo membership is:

  • Member (all ages) £29
  • Instructor (with / without Level 2) £70 / £90 (no change)
  • Club Affiliation £15

Benefits include:

  • British Taekwondo National and International competitions.
  • Access to World Taekwondo Global Athlete and Official Licences (GALs and GOLs).
  • Recognised regional and national grading certification.
  • Internationally recognised Dan grading system through Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters.
  • Opportunity to train with and be selected for our talent pathways and British Taekwondo squads.
  • Recognised courses, squad training in Poomsae and the Combat Sport, specialist seminars for martial artists, athletes, coaches and officials.
  • Annual comprehensive public liability and personal accident insurance for Taekwondo activity including training, events and competitions.
  • Free taster sessions with your chosen club before purchasing membership*

*Please be aware this is provided at the discretion of the club.

Members of British Taekwondo receive access to the Howden Sports Benefits Scheme. Through the scheme members could get the cost of their membership back by signing up to and using some of the offers and schemes, such as discount cards for your weekly shop and through other retailers.

Find out more.

If you require any further assistance with your membership, please contact membership.services@britishtaekwondo.org

Membership Services can be reached by phone 10am-3pm Monday-Friday. If you leave a voicemail, please do state your full name, club name, contact details to return a call/email, and the nature of your enquiry.