Old school Taekwondo style

NLTKD practices the original ITF syllabus using the old style. That means we use the pattern KoDang and not the newer Juche. Also we use the original “hip twist” style and not the newer sine wave. This video shows the KoDang pattern how it should be done

Feature film casting for Oriental Men to play warriors – Can you help?

We get these emails occasionally. seems legit



I am writing from Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd – a company that places people as extras in paid roles for Film and TV across the UK. You can visit our website to see just some of the productions we have worked on.

For a major new feature film we are looking for males with an oriental ethnic background e.g Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc.

The Requirements:-

  • You must be male, aged between 18 to 45 years old
  • You must be of oriental decent. You must have a height between 5’9″ and 5’11’’
  • You must have a chest size between 34inches to 40inches
  • You must have experience in either of the following fighting (martial arts or stunts or boxing etc) OR gymnastics OR acrobatics OR stage combat experience.
  • You must have easy access to London.

Filming dates: Friday 6th May, Monday 9th May & Tuesday 10th May.

Pay Rate: FAA Union Pay Scheme (payments may rise in line with the Union pay rates and are subject to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms & Conditions which can be found on our website).

Catering is provided.

Taking Part

If you fit the requirements and would like to take part, please email the following information ASAP to info@universalextras.co.uk:

Subject:  Warrior

  • Full Name:
  • Age:
  • Location:
  • Contact number:
  • Height:
  • Basic measurements (Chest, Waist, Inside Leg, Shoe, Collar etc.):
  • Experience:

Attach Photos: a current head-shot full length photo of you, taken with a digital camera to ensure high quality (mobile phone pictures are not acceptable); in front of a plain background such as a white wall in your house.

If you have any questions please call us on 0845 0090 344.

By sending in your details you are confirming that you agree to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms and Conditions.

Kind regards,
Casting Team

Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd

No. 1 for supplying Supporting Artistes across the UK and Ireland

Tel. 0845 0090 344 | Email. info@universalextras.co.uk | Website. www.universalextras.co.uk

Paul Williams

Mr Paul Williams has been training with us since 2013, but was actually an original member of the original NLTKD under Mr Albert Williamson-Taylor. When I joined the original NLTKD back in the early 1990’s, Mr Paul Williams was a very useful Red belt whilst I was a shiny brand new white belt. I looked up to Mr Paul Williams and all the other senior belts.
Fast forward to present day, when he now comes into class I feel like a white belt again and I insist on calling him “Sir” but he insists I am now the “sir”. To solve the problem of who is the “Sir”, I have been calling all members of the NLTKD “sir or “ma’am” regardless of rank.
Like I have surpassed Mr Williams in grade, I sincerely hope some of my student will surpass me in grade too. Many have already surpassed my achievements and rightly deserved to be referred to as “Sir”.
Mr Paul Williams and I

Nicholas Compete in Taekwondo Tournament in Italy

Firstly sorry for delay in posting this.

Nicholas was part of the GTI Squad and was selected to represent the GTI at the Italy World Championship. It was held in Northern Italy, Flamenco, Rimini on 25th to 28th June 2015. By being selected for the GTI squad, the GTI sponsors half the cost and the NLTKD was able to raise the balance of the sponsorship.

It was a 3 day trip which started when Nicholas (and his dad) flew out with the rest of the 19 man GTI squad from Stansted Airport to Bologna Airport From there they took a 1 hour coach to Rimini. They stayed in a 3 star Hotel Colibri. Nocholas won 5 medals. 3 silvers for individual sparring, team patterns and team special technique and won 2 bronze medals for team sparring and team power. His most memorable fight against a Japanese person and it ”was the toughest fight I ever had”.

Away from the competition, the GTI squad chilled out on the beach. Apparently “it was very hot and the squad had fun, but some people got sunburnt…” But they would go to train a bit for sparing and for team events.

Also Catherine,

Nicholas‘s sister, Catherine, was also in action shortly afterwards at the Unified ITF World Championships’ which started Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July in Hertfordshire, Hatfield . She won a gold medal for sparring. Her memorable fight was in the final, with a competitor who was taller and bigger than her. See https://youtu.be/gi7EIooW4uQ for a video of the fight


Nicholas and Catherine are great students and ambassadors of the NLTKD. And have worked with many other instructors including Mr Chow (GTI Squad Leader), Mr Houlihan, (GTI Manor Park) and Mr Alagoa (London Chinatown Taekwondo)

Nicholas and Catherine have been select to enter the European Championships in Budapest this February 2016. Any and all sponsors are welcome.

Click here for more information on joining the GTI squad.

GTI Competitor of the Year 2014 – 2015 results

The final GTI Competitor of the Year 2014 – 2015 results have published on-line at http://gti-taekwondo.com/black-belt-gradings/2014-2015-black-belt-competitor-rankings/. The results confirm that both the boys and girls champions are from the North London Taekwondo club, with numerous mentions of our other Black Belts on the list.

  • Boys Sparring: Oliver Charles
  • Girls Sparring:  Catherine Henryanto

The NLTKD is very proud of them and we are the only club to have 2 winners on the list. We are pleased that a member from both branches won as the syllabus and training syllabus is similar at both branches. The GTI will award them their trophies at the next tournament the GTI English Open on 31st January 2016.

Both winners are very talented and continue the NLTKD’s tradition of producing top class Black belts. Here is a video of Catherine in the finals of a tournament in October 2015.