Master Hodson is the President of the National Taekwon-Do Alliance UK and has the following message for its members:
”Welcome to our new website and our new association established in 2019. National Taekwon Do Alliance UK (NTA UK) is the result of our years of training and teaching Taekwon-Do. We (me, my wife Simone Hodson V degree, and our Fortitude Team) have been running successful schools since 1995. We have our main schools, franchise, and associated schools now with around 1300 students training each week from the age of 3yrs to 60yrs+.
It has always been a goal of ours to reach out to our communities and share the beauty and life changing potential of Martial Arts, in our case ITF Taekwon-Do. NTA UK has been put together to initially serve our instructors and students with all the courses, gradings and competitions required to continue to run successfully and professionally. NTA UK supplies first aid, safeguarding, instructor training, risk assessment, health, and safety courses for all our affiliated instructors.
We work with and alongside NEST Management and offer the latest in all government guidelines and criteria for running safe, compliant classes. We also offer our students Black Belt gradings and certificates officially recognised by ITF HQ Korea the home of Taekwon-Do.
WE FOLLOW THE TENETS OF TAEKWON DO INSIDE & OUTSIDE OUR DOJANGS
We see this as just our beginning with NTA UK and it is our aim to continue its growth to become a leading recognised association within the UK. I had the greatest honour and privilege of training under the founder Grand Master Choi Hong Hi on two occasions performing both Yul Gok and Do San in his presence I will never forget those experiences and what they meant to me. We cannot have those experiences again sadly however it is our desire to share his teaching with as many people as is possible and in doing so go some way in promoting Gen Choi’s legacy and ultimately to build a more peaceful world. It is when we are on a path to reaching our fullest potential that we become happier healthier and of a greater service to our communities and therefore humanity.”
Master David Hodson VII