About Us

North London Taekwondo (NLTKD) has operated in the north of London since the early 1980’s and founded by Mr Williamson-Taylor. The original NLTKD was a founder member of the Taekwondo Association of Great Britian (TAGB) and later a founder member of the Global taekwondo International (GTI). It has produced some of the best martial arts students particularly in the art of sparring in the country.

The current NLTKD was run by Mr Biodun Onipede (4th Dan) to provide a training place for the new and old generation of Taekwondo student. Numerous original NLTKD students are back training at one of our venues in Leytonstone or Tottenham.

We are based in Leytonstone.

We practice the official traditional International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) style of martial arts as founded by General Choi Hong Hi. This is probably the most popular style of martial arts in the world.

This should not be confused with WTF Taekwondo with is more of a sport than martial arts. The ITF syllabus, is similar worldwide, therefore qualifications gained with us will be recognised worldwide and you can usually continue your training in a different club should you move home or even on holidays.

The NLTKD is part of the Global Tae Kwon-Do International (GTI) which was founded in 1993. They have clubs around the country and provide a credible Black belt grading system for our members.