Updated Calendar of Events

You’ll have noticed we’ve been updating our website this evening (sorry for all the posts), with many up coming events. Its already gearing up to be a busy last three months of the year!

You can find details of all these on the website EVENTS page.

For ease you can also export these events directly to your own calendar for reference using the links on the page.

Heading to the European Stage

Congratulations !!

We’d like to officially congratulate our students on their call ups to the national team, representing Scotland at the forthcoming European Championships which will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 10th – 13th October.

This year sees a mix of experienced international competitors at European & World Championships level, as well as two of our competitors breaking into the team for the first time; Donatella & Jaimie.

Our competitors from GMAC will battle it out amongst the best competitors Europe has to offer in their respective events:

Hayden McAvoy – Individual Pattern & Sparring, Team Sparring & Special Technique 

Declan McAvoy – Individual Sparring

Jaimie Singleton – Individual Sparring & Power, Team Sparring & Power 

Donatella Fargnoli – Individual Pattern & Sparring, Team Sparring 

We haven’t managed as yet to get them all together for a picture in Dobok 📸, but we did however manage to get one at the NLO competition looking very smart in their official black belt attire 😎👔 
Pictured alongside their coaches at the championships; Mr McIlvaney and Mr Munro.

They are currently working extrememly hard in the Dojang preparing, and we wish them all, as well as the rest of the Scottish National Team the very best of luck in reaching their goals 💪🏻🥇

Keep an eye on the ITF Scotland Facebook page as well as our own GMAC Martial Arts Facebook page for updates over the course of the event.


The final competition of the year is being held in Crawley, England on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Last years event was held north of the border and attracted over 700 competitors from across Europe. This exciting tournament is the biggest and best in the UK, and one you certainly don’t want to miss!!

This year we are travelling south, with already a large number of competitors from GMAC booked up to attend. If you haven’t yet decided, please ask any of the instructors for more information. You can also find details here: www.itfopenbritish.co.uk

Entry Forms are available now, with the closing date of 10th November fast approaching!

Halloween Parties @ GMAC

Our Halloween Parties this year will be held on Wednesday 30th October. Its a huge event every year, and one not to be missed!

Again we have decided to split the night into two events. The first party will be for our younger students (ITF Kids & Little Ninja’s) from 5pm – 6.30pm.
The second for the older students (Kickin’ Kids, Taekwon-Do & Kickboxing) from 6.30pm – 8pm.

There will be prizes for the best costumes as well as best carved pumpkin’s. (Mr. McIlvaney’s efforts not to be counted 😂)

Tickets are available from next week priced at £3.00.  
Party Food & Juice will be included too 🌭🍕🥪

Check out the link below for pictures of our previous years parties.

ITF Kids & Little Ninja’s 2018


Kickin’ Kids, Taekwon-Do & Kickboxing 2018


New Black Belts

We held our autumn Black Belt grading today in Livingston, with Grand Master MacCallum IX heading the panel of examiners, which included guest examiner Master Heath Denholm VII.

We are proud to announce that all candidates were successful in their promotions;

Promoted to 1st Degree:

Ariana McCarthy

Promoted to 4th Degree:

Ross Penman

Promoted to 5th Degree:

John Munro

Successful candidates pictured alongside the Examiners, and Black Belts in attendance.

2019 Annual Awards Night

It’s nearly time to celebrate the successes of 2019.  

Please join us at Hamilton Park Racecourse on Saturday 30th November 2019 for our annual awards party night.

Tickets for the event will cost

  • £32 Adult (13 years and over)
  • £25 Child (4-12 years)
  • Children 3 years and under are free.

The evening will see our awards presentation, Black Belt certificate presentation for any promotions this year, Buffet, Candy Cart, Photo Booth and the famous Magic Pete keeping the kids and the ‘big kids’ entertained.

A deposit of £10 per person is required to secure your space, please use the form below to reserve your seats. Spaces are limited, and strictly on a first come first served basis.

We are also looking into supplying a bus for those travelling from Livingston, if your interested please let us know as soon as you can to allow us to look into some options.