The International Taekwon-Do
Federation (ITF) was founded on March 22nd
1966 by General Choi Hong Hi, IX Degree to promote and encourage the growth of Taekwon-Do.
The ITF is the official world body for authentic Taekwon-Do technique & philosophy. It also The ITF provides grade certification and recognition for schools of genuine Taekwon-Do.
ITF host the International, Continental & World Taekwon-Do Championships.
Evolution Taekwon-Do schools are affiliated to the ITF under plaque number 7217
The British Taekwon-Do Council (BTC) is comprised
of many National
Taekwon-Do organisations, and is the only governing body for Taekwon-Do
in the UK recognised by the Sports Council (UK Sport) and British
Government. Member groups must adhere to a strict code of conduct and
best practice for instruction, health & safety and safeguarding
of young and vulnerable persons - as laid down by UK Sport. The BTC
provides Instructor professional liability insurance; student to
student liability insurance and instructor criminal records bureau
We are affiliated to the BTC through our national governing body, the British Taekwon-Do Federation (BTF) who have full member status.
The British Taekwon-Do Federation (BTF) is a UK
Governing Body (NGB) recognised by the International Taekwon-Do
Federation (ITF) and the British Taekwon-Do Council (BTC)
It is the responsibility to a NGB to grant authorisation for Black Belt member to test for promotion to their next Dan (Black Belt grade) attend ITF international courses and seminars and to represent their country at international competition.
The NGB is the link between Taekwon-Do schools and the proper authorising bodies.