Welcome to Il Gi Taekwondo Association

Established in Lancashire, Northwest England for 30 years.

Il Gi Taekwondo is a full member organisation affiliated to the UK Taekwondo Development Council - a member of the British Taekwondo Council which is recognised by the Sports Council as the only Governing Body for Taekwondo in the United Kingdom.

We invite all members and beginners of Taekwondo to browse the latest news and information of the North West's most established and experienced Taekwondo Association.


Kukkiwon Demonstration Team at BTC Kukkiwon Technical Championships

Il Gi Taekwondo in association with the UKTDC, hosted the BTC Kukkiwon Technical Championships at Stanley Park Sports Centre, Blackpool on 8th December 2013.

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The competition was attended by 20 of the best performers from the world famous Kukkiwon Demonstration Team, who travelled all the way from South Korea to perform an "absolutely enthralling and spellbinding" demonstration.

Mission Statement

The Il GI Taekwondo Association is dedicated to guiding the development and implementation of a coaching system recognised as a world leader for Taekwondo coaches at every level in the U.K.

We will work with our partners to achieve this by promoting:

Self-defence practice
  • Agreed national standards of competence

  • A regulated licence and insurance structure

  • A regulated and certificated grading system

  • Professional and ethical values

  • Equitable practices

  • Child protection (Criminal Record Bureau cleared instructors)

Grandmaster C Waddington, 8th Dan


News & Announcements

December Poomsae Seminar
Please note that there will be no post-grading Poomsae seminar following the December Kup grading.

Next Kup grading date...
Thursday Dec 6th 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

Next Post-grading seminar...

Connor KO

Supreme Taekwondo 2014 Sparring and Poomsae Championships

Il Gi Taekwondo had a very successful day at the 2014 Supreme Taekwondo Sparring and Poomsae Championships at Upton Community Centre, Widness on Sunday 11th May. The Team brought home 15 Gold Medals and Connor Bailey won his fight with the fastest Taekwondo Knockout ever, 1.5 seconds after the match began.


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