We work with a number of partner organisations in the UK and around the world, these include:

World Taekwondo (WT)

World Taekwondo (WT), the International Federation governing Taekwondo, leads an inclusive and accessible combat sport. World Taekwondo is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). World Taekwondo forges the traditional foundations of South Korean heritage with elite sport.

World Taekwondo’s vision is ‘Taekwondo for All’; aiming to grow Taekwondo worldwide from grass roots to the elite providing opportunities to train and enjoy Taekwondo inclusively.

World Taekwondo


Kukkiwon is the World Taekwondo Headquarters and was founded in 1972. Kukkiwon hosts various historic achievements, including unifying the Taekwondo Kwans in 1978, and developing the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team in 1974 to promote the Taekwondo spirit worldwide. Kukkiwon aim to share the Taekwondo spirit, history and culture worldwide.

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European Taekwondo Union

The European Taekwondo Union (ETU) is the official continental governing body of European Taekwondo and was founded on 2nd May 1976.

European Taekwondo Union

GB Taekwondo

GB Taekwondo was founded in 2002 and lead the performance and management of Great Britain’s athletes for the Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships and European Championships. GB Taekwondo is based in Manchester managing the performance programme of up to 30 full time athletes training at the GB Taekwondo National Training Centre, supported by UK Sport and National Lottery.

GB Taekwondo also manage the development of Cadet and Junior athletes towards their progression to the elite squads. In addition, GB Taekwondo deliver major events to showcase athletes talents, including Grand Prix, Para World Taekwondo Championships and the World Taekwondo Championships.

GB Taekwondo’s mission statement is ‘to provide athletes with confirmed talent, factual and logical support so that they can realise their full performance potential during Olympic Games, World and European Championships’.


Sport England

Sport England was established in 1996 by the Royal Charter. Sport England are determined to provide the opportunity for everyone in England to benefit from sport, striving to tackle the inequalities in sport. Sport England award funding, provide insights, gather data, and share expertise. Sport England’s mission is ‘We’re here to invest in sport and physical activity to make it a normal part of life for everyone in England, regardless of who you are’.

Sport England

Active Partnerships

Active Partnerships (previously known as County Sports Partnerships) are networks of local agencies actively looking to increase participation in sport. Active Partnerships, a nationwide network, launched over 20 years ago and have significantly influenced the participation of sport through high impact programmes.

Active Partnerships promote independence working across various sports, focusing on local community needs. Their mission is ‘to increase levels of engagement in sport and physical activity, reducing levels of inactivity, tackling stubborn inequalities and using the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives’. British Taekwondo works directly with Manchester Active.

active partnerships


MCRactive are a not for profit organisation established and overseen by Manchester City Council to inspire and encourage people to lead a more active lifestyle. MCRactive’s role in the city is to work with the whole sport and physical activity sector to promote and open up access to sport and leisure places across Manchester.​


Commercial partnerships and sponsorship

Range Sports

British Taekwondo and Range Sports signed a two-year official sponsorship agreement in July 2022. The partnership will see Range Sports support British Taekwondo national team. These include the British Taekwondo Cadet, Under-21, Poomsae & Para Poomsae national teams.

The partnership kicked off with Jcalicu uniforms being supplied to the Great Britain National Teams at the World Taekwondo Cadet World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in August 2022. All four members of the GB Para Poomsae team won gold medals at the Veracruz 2023 World Para Taekwondo Championships in Mexico.

Working with British Taekwondo

British Taekwondo is the IOC and World Taekwondo-recognised governing body for Taekwondo in the UK. As well as being a successful Olympic & Paralympic combat sport with high profile athletes, Taekwondo is an accessible, fun and well-structured Martial Art for all ages and abilities, with deep rooted values of integrity and discipline.

A key part of our evolution is the development of a commercial partnership programme with the aim of delivering corporate partners across British Taekwondo and we are soon to announce a new kit supplier.

We have a fantastic platform for brands to work with us to deliver a compelling, national CSR campaign focused on physical and mental health that is accessible for all ages and abilities.

We can work with you to create something entirely bespoke focusing on schools, employees or community-engagement and can supplement a partnership with significant access to our existing network of clubs, participants, coaches and events.

To find out more please contact Richard Gottfried, Marketing, Digital & Media Manager via marketing@britishtaekwondo.org or 07706 342156.