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LLTKD are club members of Taekwondo Chungdokwan GB who are in turn group members of British Taekwondo.

Taekwondo Chungdokwan Great Britain (TCGB) is a dynamic and growing association with over 30 years of experience in providing the highest quality Taekwondo training. TCGB was formed in 1982 as the sole representative for Great Britain and Northern Ireland and has links with other International Chungdokwan groups in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Of particular note, TCGB has been recognised by Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu and Grandmaster Park Hae Man (both of Chungdokwan worldwide) as the official organisation of the Chungdokwan in the UK.

British Taekwondo was established in 1982 and is the Governing Body for World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Taekwondo in the United Kingdom. British Taekwondo is a member of the WTF, British Olympic Association (BOA), the European Taekwondo (ETU) and recognised by UK Sport, the government agency for High Performance Sport as well as Sport England, as the National Governing Body for WTF Taekwondo in the United Kingdom.

In 1973 the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) was created. The WTF is the governing body of WTF-style Taekwondo and WTF is the only official organisation recognised by the Korean government as an international regulating body for Taekwondo.

The WTF is an affiliate of the General Assembly of International Sports Federation (GAISF), which has ties to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In July 1980, the IOC recognised and admitted the WTF. In 1982 the General Session of the IOC designated Taekwondo as an official Demonstration Sport for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. 

Known as the World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Kukkiwon is an organisation in Seoul, South Korea. It was established in 1972 and is the body responsible for issuing dan grade certification, as well as conducting gradings. The Kukkiwon also undertakes research and delivers seminars, e.g. the Foreigners Instructor Course. It is also home to the World Taekwondo Academy, which trains and certifies Taekwondo instructors through its leadership course. If you ever manage to go to the Kukkiwon, try to see the Hall of Fame, you might recognise a name in there!


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