Save the Date!! Annual Awards Night

🌟🎉Party! Party!🎉🌟

It’s that time of year again. Let’s get together and celebrate the success of all our students over 2018.

For this year’s awards were doing something a little bit different to our normal.
We will be holding our Awards as a party style night with buffet instead of the usual sit down meal.  This will be held on Saturday 23rd February 2019, once again at the Almondvale Suite, in Livingston Football Stadium.

Tickets will be

  • £20 per Adult (14 yrs & over)
  • £15 per child (13 yrs & under)
  • Free Children (2 yrs & under)

We have already confirmed: our Photographer Jason Kimmings, who will take photographs of everyone on arrival, as well as snapping away over the duration of the evening. For some of last years photographs check our facebook gallery here.  We also have once again a Photo Booth, which always proves popular, as well as top entertainment from Magic Pete throughout the evening.

So save the date, it’s a night not too be missed 💃🕺🎉🙌👏🏆

Tickets should be booked online here Annual Awards Page
(please note numbers are limited, and tickets available on a first come first served basis)

Seminar with Master Gordon Wallace 8th Degree

Dear Masters, Instructor and Black belts,

We are pleased to announce a great opportunity to train under Master Gordon Wallace 8th Degree with a weekend of exclusive seminars for black belts practitioners, open to all associations and groups.

Two seminars will be held according to the following details;

Venue:  GMAC Martial Arts, Craigwillow Centre, Craigshill Road, Livingston, EH54 5LU
Pre-booking can be made using the application below.

Fortnite comes to life @ GMAC Battle Zone

We are holding another of our popular Nerf Games on Saturday 6th October 2018, from 2pm – 4pm.  This exciting battle event will be a team game, based on the popular game Fortnite.  A game of strategy, and skill, choose your tactics wisely, and be victorious.

Game Info:

The event is open to players aged 7 years plus. We are limited to 10 teams, but will look to have a second time slot if numbers require.

💥 Each team should consist of four members.
💥 Team members must be minimum of 7 years old, no upper age limit.
💥 It’s a game of strategy, strongest team will win.
💥Teams will have to build and find weapons during gameplay.
💥Trophy for overall winners.

If you want to play but are not able to arrange your own team please register as an individual player and we can find a suitable team for you.

You MUST pre-book your space or team using the application below. Include team name & team players as required.

Cost is £5 per person, payable on the day.

Fortnite Nerf Battle - Saturday 6th October 2018
Fortnite Team Battle only at GMAC Martial ArtsSaturday 6th October 2pm - 4pm.All players can register either individually or together as a team.  If you do not have a team, we will allocate this for you.Payment of £5 per player should be made on the day. 

Wishaw Public Holiday 24th September

Classes in Wishaw are off this evening Monday 24th September, as the VANL Centre is closed for the public holiday.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Those wishing to continue their training this evening, can attend class at Livingston instead;

5.15pm – 6.00pm Little Ninja’s

6.00pm – 7.00pm Kickin Kid’s

7.00pm – 8.00pm Taekwon-Do

T-UK British Championships 13th October 2018

Dear Grandmasters, Masters & Instructors,

Please find attached the Official Invite for our Taekwon-Do UK British Championships on 13th October 2018 to be held at The Stratford upon Avon Leisure Centre.

Your presence would be most welcomed and if  there are any questions or requirements please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Master John Archer (for and on behalf of T-UK)

T-UK British champs 2018

10th Annual TAE Senior/Junior Championships Saturday 13th October 2018

Dear Masters / Instructor,

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the 10th Annual TAE Senior/Junior Championships, to be held on Saturday 13th October, 2018 at:

Sports Central, Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
Tel: 0191 243 7348

The competition is open to all ITF Taekwon-Do students (Strictly no Kickboxers) white belts and above, adults and juniors from all TAE schools and others by personal invitation only.

The competition will be run using ITF rules with some amendments to accommodate age and competitor levels.

We would appreciate it if all instructors could personally verify the weights and heights of competitors to help us ensure safety and help with the smooth running of the day. All competitors must wear a white ITF Dobok.

For the first time we will be using the On-Line registration system at

This will give the Instructors the opportunity to access and manage their competitors.

To assist with the smooth running of the Tournament, we kindly ask all schools/associations entering the competition to provide officials. It’s always a long day for the officials as our competition attracts 300+ competitors from both North & South of the UK. The more Officials we have the more breaks they get and the more rings we have working, which helps towards an early finish for everyone who travel a long way. Ringside refreshments and Officials buffet will be supplied as we are very grateful for your time and support.

Coaches are not a requirement but are welcomed, however we respectfully ask that all coaches are to be colour belt TKD students as Black Belts will be required to officiate.

Please advertise the event at your school using the event poster attached and pass on the relevant entry form registration information/instructions to your students. The closing date for this competition is Saturday 6th October 2018 and all schools/competitors should be registered and payment must be received by this date.

We look forward to working with you all and thank you in advance for your support. Yours in TaeKwon-Do,

Mr Brett Stronach

6th Degree

Tournament Director

TAE 2018 championships school entry form

Black Belt Grading Results September 2018

Saturday the 1st September saw our end of year Black Belt Grading held at our Livingston Gym, under the examination panel of Grand Master Tom MaCallum IX Degree, Mr. John McIlvaney VI Degree, Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney V Degree, Mr. John Munro IV Degree, Mr. Christopher Dickson IV Degree and Mrs. Kerris Dickson IV Degree.  Also special guest Mr. Andrew Chesworth VI Degree.  The exam was facilitated by Mr. Jason Munro III Degree.

The candidates were put through their paces over the course of the exam, lasting three hours.

The examination board and instructors would like to congratulate the following candidates on their successful promotions;

Mr. Dominic Burns – 1st Degree (Wishaw)

Mr. Declan McAvoy – 1st Degree (Wishaw)

Miss Jaimie Singleton – 1st Degree (Wishaw)

Mr. Kieran Cain – 2nd Degree (Wishaw)

Mr. Iain O’Hare – 3rd Degree (Braveheart)