United Taekwondo International Wales
Welcome to the UTIW. With numerous clubs across the region, fronted by many talented instructors, this long-established association offers modern style Taekwondo whilst staying true to its traditional Korean principles.
United Taekwondo International Wales, UTIW, was founded in the early 1990s when Master Gary Brady, 7th Degree, affiliated his South Wales Taekwondo association to the Dutch UTI organisation. Under the guidance of Grand Master Karel van Orsouw, 9th Degree, the association has since grown from strength to strength and now ranks as one of the largest associations in South East Wales.
Over the last 25 years, the UTIW has had the privilege of training over 200 students to Black Belt and currently boasts nearly 250 students actively training. With plenty of clubs in Cardiff and the surrounding areas, we are able to offer our excellent syllabus over a large geographical area. We offer our members the chance to train and compete both locally and internationally at competitions and training camps.
Update: Reopening Classes
We are currently working hard behind the scenes to reopen our classes as soon as safely possible, and are currently awaiting the green light from our governing body, NAKMAS. We are working towards a proposed start date of 17th April for outdoor classes for under 18s, and will give further updates as they are published.
When current restrictions are lifted, we will be opening a new club at Llanrumney Hall! Sessions at the new venue will be every Saturday morning, 10am - 11am. There will also be weekly squad training sessions. Those who are interested in starting should see the information provided here:
UTIW New Starter Info
For more information about the reopening of classes, please contact your instructor.
All of our instructors are fully certified and qualified, having achieved the rank of at least 2nd Degree Black Belt before taking up a school. All instructors are put through a training programme, First Aid courses and are DBS checked before being allowed to start teaching. Every instructor holds full professional indemnity insurance.
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