The current board members for the period of 2017-2018
Grand Master Sutherland
Grand Master Sutherland has over 40 years experience in Martial Arts training, achieving her 7th degree (Master) from Taekwondo founder General Choi Hong Hi in 2001. In July 2017, she became only the second female ever to be promoted to Grand Master in the world. Over the decades her Academy has helped many students achieve their black belts including many National, European and World Champions
Mr Raymond Kaczmarek V
Mr Kaczmarek IV has trained under GM Sutherland since 2001, achieving black belt in 2005 and becoming a full time instructor in 2007. With over 10 year experience in organising tournaments, seminars and events both nationally and internationally. Hes held various board positions in Taekwondo national bodies and also within the Sports Council. Was also one of the original group members responsible for setting up the SCoT.
Mr Arthur Doyle V
Mr Doyle IV is the Head Instructor at Bellshill Taekwon-Do and is a qualified International Instructor with over 25 years of Martial Arts training under his belt 10 of which as the Head Instructor.
In 2017 Mr Doyle decided to open a full time premise and become a full time Martial Arts Instructor which has seen his school go from strength to strength.
Mr Robert Allan V
Mr Allan has been running a Tae Kwon-Do school in West Lothian for the last 21 years, and takes great pride in teaching Tae Kwon-Do as originally taught by General Choi Hong Hi. Approaching 30 years’ experience in Tae Kwon-Do, he first gained his black belt in 1994 after initially studying WTF Tae Kwon-Do from 1989 until 1992. Throughout his Tae Kwon-Do career, Mr Allan has actively supported instructor courses, umpire courses, seminars and international instructors’ courses, and competed domestically for the best part of 20 years.
Mr Luke Danskin IV
Mr Danskin has been training in Taekwon-Do since 2002, achieving black belt in 2007 under First Grand Master Rhee and recently promoted to 4th Degree and qualified as an International Instructor. Mr Danskin has spend his Taekwon-Do career traveling to international and national seminars with many Grand Masters and Master.
Mr Danskin assists GM Sutherland at her Bathgate gym and regularly assists her with seminars and courses.
Having spent time as media director on a previous Taekwon-Do board, it felt right for him to take up this role.
Mr Iain Stewart III
Data Protection Officer
Mr Iain Stewart is a 3rd Degree Black Belt from Bellshill Taekwon-Do where he has trained for around 20 years, and has been an assistant instructor at the club for around 10 years or more.
Mr Stewart has over 20 years experience of working the IT industry and and over the years has worked on many IT related project for different Taekwon-Do bodies from local club level all the way through to the ITF.
Mr Scott Grant III
Mr Scott Grant is a 3rd degree Black Belt from Grand Master Sutherland’s Martial Arts. He is a student of Grand Master Sutherland and is her Assistant Instructor at GMSMA Bathgate gym.
In addition Mr Grant is a coach for GMSMA’s Competition Team, he is involved in coaching the clubs regular squad training events with Mr Raymond Kaczmarek and coaching at domestic and international competitions.
Mr John Murdoch III
Director without portfolio
Mr John Murdoch (III) is an assistant instructor at the BlackBelt TaeKwon-Do club in Fauldhouse where he started training in 2007.
Since achieving his BlackBelt in 2011 he has been actively involved in instructing at the club, umpiring at local competitions and regularly attends Master & Grand Master seminars to remain up to date with authentic ITF teachings which are true to General Choi’s vision for TaeKwon-Do.