Kids / Youth Christmas Party – 21st December 2013

stock-footage-bunch-of-santa-claus-dancing-against-white-christmas-holiday-background-alpha-matteOur Kids / Youth Christmas party will be held on Saturday 21st December at GMAC TKD from 12 noon to 2pm.

The party will include a visit from Santa and a gift.

This is open to all member’s and their sibling’s / friends from 12 noon to 2pm.

Tickets are available now via your instructor or via the website for £3.50

Please note there are a limited number of tickets available, be quick to secure them.

Facebook events page:

Adult’s Christmas Party – 14th December 2013

XMAS-Party-e1353327102631GMAC are holding this years adults Christmas Night Out at Cambusnethan Masonic Hall in Wishaw on Saturday 14th December from 6.30pm.

This is night is open to all students, their partners, parents & friends 16 years & over.

Tickets are available now priced at £5.  These can be purchased via your instructor or via our shop website.  Please note there is a limited number available, be quick as not to be disappointed.

Facebook event page below:




Black Belt Grading 23rd November 2013

The November Black Belt Grading will be held on Saturday 23rd November.  All those requiring the application forms and full information please e-mail or speak to your instructor.

Please note all candidate’s must have sat a pre-test prior to the grading, and have the authority of their instructor to sit the grading.


Venue:  GMAC Livingston, Craigwillow Centre, Craigshill, Livingston, EH54 5DT


Date & Time:  Saturday 23rd November 2013

  • Theory Test                           10:30am – 11:30am (1 hour to complete)
  • Practical Exam                    12 noon onwards


Dress Code:  All candidates must arrive to the Grading in Official ITF Dress Blue Trouser Suit, Shirt & Tie.

(1st-3rd Degree, should wear Blue Tie.  4th-6th Degree, should wear Red Tie).


Only official ITF Dobok can be worn during Practical Exam.

All candidates must have sat a pre-test prior to grading.



Application Forms:          E-MAIL GMACTKD@SKY.COM for a copy of each of the application forms



All application forms, thesis and fees should be sent no later than 15th November 2013 to GMACTKD@SKY.COM


Self Defence Seminar – Improvised Defensive Weapons with Mr Mark Davies 16th Nov

1266340_10151954671543919_820377837_oOn Sunday 16th November GMAC Martial Arts are holding a Tactical Edge Improvised Weapons Seminar with Mr Mark Davies in Livingston from 12 noon to 5pm.


“We are ‘tool using apes’.  You wouldn’t try to strip down an engine using just your fingers, you would use tools.  So why do people treat self defence differently?  On this seminar we’ll explore the use of everyday items as defensive tools.  You’ll need to bring a couple of things with you; a magazine, a dog leash/bandana/length of rope (we’ll supply the other items).  The methods we’ll cover will slot right into whatever style you currently practice.”
Please contact Mr McIlvaney to book your space, or add yourself to the Facebook event page.  Cost of the seminar is £20.00

North East Challenge Cup – Rescheduled to 17th November

Dear Masters and Instructors,

2013 – North East Challenge Cup

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the 2013 North East Challenge Cup on Sunday 17th November 2013 at Saltire Leisure Centre, 55 Montrose Road, Arbroath DD11 5JN.

This competition is open to Taekwon-do and Korean Kickboxers. There will be four individual and one team event contested, Patterns, Sparring Special Technique, Power Test and new for 2013 Pre-Arranged Free Sparring. We hope it is going to be a success as it can only improve our students knowledge and technique.

This championships is open to all students white belt and above and will be split into six age groups Juniors up to 8yrs; 9-12 yrs, Teens 13-14; 15-17yrs, Adults 18-35yrs and 36yrs and over.

The competition will be run as per ITF rules but with some small amendments to accommodate age and competitor level.

We will endeavour to separate competitors from the same school competing against each other in initial rounds, thus improving the experience of all students. Juniors will be divided initially by age, then grade and height criteria. Teens and Adults will be categorised initially by age then, grade and weight. The weight divisions upper and lower limits will established according to the weight spread of the entries.

Please ensure, for the safety of the sparring competitors, that weights are checked and personally verified by the responsible instructor before forwarding them for processing. 

New for 2013 is our double elimination sparring event for teens and adults. 

Entry forms should be part of this invitation so if they are not present please let me know by email and I will forward them on.

(Please check all details before sending to ensure that registration runs as smooth as possible)

We look forward to your entries and to another great tournament,

Yours in TKD and on behalf of NTA

Master Gordon Wallace VII

Tournament Administrator


Application forms below


2013 NE Challenge Information

2013 NE Challenge – Ind Entry (please note date is incorrect on the app form)



ITF Scotland World Championships Results 2013

ITF Scotland Team WC 2013
ITF Scotland Team WC 2013

The 2013 ITF World Championships was held in Benidorm, Spain from 24th – 27th October.  ITF Scotland had 30 competitors, 2 Umpire’s, 4 Coaches, 2 Officials and 21 supporters travel to the event.

This event is the biggest on the ITF calendar, with 52 countries and 1042 competitors taking part this year.  Scotland done very well as a nation taking 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze Medals meaning we came 19th in the overall country rankings.

Mr & Mrs McIlvaney both travelled to Spain as part of the ITF Scotland Team, Mr McIlvaney in his role as Team Manager and Mrs McIlvaney to compete in the Senior Female Team.


Medals were won by the following competitors:


SILVER     Katrina Carr: -45kg Junior Female Sparring

SILVER     Junior Male Team Pattern:  Liam Bain, Greg Spark, Liam King, Iain O’Hare, Stewart Mellon, Michael McRoberts.

SILVER     Senior Female Team Power: Gillian McIlvaney, Stephanie Willis, Holly Bagshaw & Rheannan Brown

BRONZE   Stephanie Willis: Senior Female Power

BRONZE    Julie Whyte:  -56kg Senior Female Sparring


Congratulations to the coaches and competitors on another campaign.


West Lothian Open 2013

West_lothian_open_blankThe 2013 edition of The West Lothian Open Championships will be held on Saturday 12th October, in Armadale Academy, Scotland.

This competition is open to all grades, in the following categories; under 8s years, 9-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-17 years, 18-35 years & 36 years plus.

Application forms can be downloaded below or picked up via your instructor.

Closing date for entries 4th October.

Individual Entry Form

School & Spectator Applications