About the GTI

Our Taekwondo History

Our organisations founders and chief instructors have been a part of Taekwondo history at local, national and international levels. 


The GTI Management Team

Every member of our management team is a qualified practitioner of the art and serve on a voluntary basis to help with the smooth running of the association. Each Team Member is voted in by the instructor body every 3 years and plays a specific role in supporting the association.


GTI President
Master Tony Sewell

George Cockburn

GTI Chairman
Master George Cockburn
Tel: 07973 425959

Paresh Bhadeshia

GTI Vice-Chairman
Mr. Paresh Bhadeshia 
Tel: 07748 437 806


GTI Treasurer
Mrs Sarah Burgess 
Tel: 01749 343385


GTI National Secretary
Tel: 07963 065 229


GTI Advertisiing Officer


GTI International Team Coach

About us

Global Taekwondo International was founded in 1993. Established by a group of like-minded instructors, the association continues to promote Taekwondo as a martial art for self-defence. It is always accountable to its members, students and patrons. 

The GTI is a non-profit making organisation, with schools across the UK. Our association is managed through an elected committee which consists of senior Taekwondo instructors in the country. Some of our founding members include Master Tony Sewell, Master George Cockburn, Master Clive Harrison, Mr Frank Murphy, Mr Kim Stones, Mr Alan Sparks and UFC fighter Mark Weir. 
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We offer:

  • Coloured and black belt certification
  • Regular competitions and seminars
  • Umpire and referee certified courses
  • First aid courses
  • Member to member insurance
  • Professional indemnity insurance for instructors
  • Regular newsletters

Our chairmen

  • Master George Cockburn (April 2017 to date)
  • Master Tony Sewell April (2015 - 2017)
  • Paresh Bhadeshia (April 2004 to now)
  • Clive Harrison (1998 to 2004)
  • Frank Murphy (1993 to 1998)
  • Kim Stones
  • Bhupinder Sahota
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Global Taekwondo International is a part of Taekwondo history.
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