Links and Affiliations

Taekwondo Chungdokwan Great Britain (TCGB)

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.

Chungdokwan was the first school (kwan) to teach what became known as Taekwondo in Korea, having been originally founded in 1944 by Won Kuk Lee. The term Chungdokwan stands for 'the school of the bluewave' or 'bluewave school'. The President of Chungdokwan worldwide is Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu (also former-President of the Kukkiwon). According to Grandmaster Park Hae Man (Vice-President of Chungdokwan worldwide), the Chungdokwan style of Taekwondo is thought to be exactly the same as that promoted by the Kukkiwon - the World Taekwondo Headquarters and official governing organisation of Taekwondo in Seoul, Korea.

British Taekwondo

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.

World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)

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.


Defendo / British Ju Jitsu

British Ju Jitsu is the umbrella that Defendo, Combato and several other systems sit under.

Defendo, created by Bill Underwood, is the internationally approved "Occidental System of Self-Protection" designed to enable it's practitioner to put an immediate end to any physical confrontation, with or without weapons, turning the attacker into the victim.


Defiance Combat F.R.A.C.T System

The F.R.A.C.T System from Defiance Combat. A self defence system that is combat effective, that can be understood, learned and replicated in accelerated time lines.

Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme (KEWAP)

KEWAP was devised in 2009 by national and international award winning instructor Steven Timperley who is also a former UK military specialist instructor..

The KEWAP has been specifically designed to be highly educational and though provoking in regards to the factual content documented in the respective power-point presentations and KEWAP comes in two formats i.e. the adult variant and the unique under eighteens variant.

Both formats cover many subjects including awareness, avoidance, everyday personal safety protocols, the Law & knives as well as physical response options instruction (over 16s). KEWAP physical response options are suitable for those who have little or no self-defence training or martial arts experience whatsoever.

Basingstoke Sports Council

Basingstoke Sports Council is a voluntary sporting organisation with committee members representing the major sports in the area. The LSC works 'with and for the local sports community' alongside a variety of partners and primarily the Borough Council.  Its two major events being the prestigious annual Sports Awards plus annual Festival of Sport with German twin town Euskirchen.

As Overton and Baisingstoke Taekwondo, we were proud to be recognized by BSC as Sports Club of the Year 2011.

Basingstoke Voluntary Services (BVS)

Basingstoke Voluntary Services (BVS) is a member of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) that collectively form a network of local charities offering support and development services to the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) across the UK.