On the evening of Saturday, 25th November, the UK International Taekwon-Do Federation held its highly anticipated annual awards ceremony. The event, which was attended by more than 220 instructors, students, family members, and friends, was a grand celebration of the achievements and dedication of the UK ITF community.
The venue buzzed with excitement as guests mingled, shared stories, and enjoyed a tasty three-course meal before the official presentations. The awards ceremony, the highlight of the evening, recognised the hard work, commitment, and exceptional performance of its members throughout the year.
The Bronze Award, which honours a decade of service to the Taekwon-Do, was presented to: Dylan Dempsey, Nathan Pearson, Leighton Callahan, John Halter, Solomon Price, Mollie McLaren, Jay Drohan, Jasper Jones, Gilbert Jackson, Monty Jackson, Anthony Gilbert, Will Fox-Pritchard, Harry Cochrane, Lilly Buxton, Elliane Reader, Graham Pound
The Silver Award is presented to those who have dedicated twenty years of service to Taekwon-Do: Helen King, Kim Denton, Kirsty Owen, Vincent Black, Phoebe Grandfield
The Gold Award, a special recognition for thirty years of service, was deservedly awarded to Glenn Moger
Other notable recognitions of the evening included:
Region of the Year:
Region 12
Umpire of the year:
Master Cornwell
Competitors award:
Elliott Callahan
Leighton Callahan
Ellis Lacey
Madison Judge
Noah Careford
Grading Promotions:
Brian Corridan IV
Helen king IV
Carla Dunne IV
Imogen Allen IV
Graham Pound IV
Leonard Liboro IV
Paige Povey V
Glenn Moger V
Jamie McAvoy VI
Reece Nicholls VI
Master Dhillon VII
Master Owen VII
Master Cornwell VII
A special mention must be made to the following Masters who received their promotion to Grand Master 9th Degree, marking a lifetime achievement of dedication to promoting and supporting the development of Taekwon-Do. Congratulations to:
Grand Master Wood IX
Grand Master Gassor IX
Grand Master Zondag IX
The event was a celebration of the collective efforts, achievements, and successes of everyone involved in the UK ITF. The organisation's accomplishments are a direct result of the hard work, determination, and commitment that our instructors and students demonstrate day after day at the club. We deeply appreciate these efforts and hope that this event served as a reflection of our gratitude.
As we look forward to the coming year, we remain committed to recognising and celebrating the achievements of our members, and we anticipate even more success and growth for the UK ITF community moving forward into our 41st year of service.