By developing an upright mind and a strong body, we will acquire the self-confidence to stand on the side of justice at all times. Major General Choi Hong Hi (Founder of Taekwon-Do)

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The road to fitness and confidence


Please use the above menu to view the curriculum for the other black belt levels

What is Taekwon-Do all about

7th Degree Master (Sahyun) is the first level of the masters.

Ranking from this point contains no further formal physical testing as such and is more a reflection of the continued dedication to the art of Taekwon-Do.

8th Degree Senior Master (Sonim Sayhun) is the penultimate level before Grand Master.

Senior Master Sahota is the head of our organisation the UKGT. He is a Senior Master and has been a Taekwon-Do practitioner for over 40 years. here he is pictured with General Choi Hong-Hi and both their sons.

Master Sahota Gen Choi


4th dan meanings

Grand Master (Saseong) is the highest rank that can be acquired in ITF Taekwon-Do. The recipient has usually been a practitioner in the art for over 40 years.There are very few Grand Masters in each member state, each usually heading up their national organisation.

Grand Master Hwang

Grandmaster Kwang Sung Hwang who is the head of Unified Taekwon-Do our International organisation.