ILT Constitution

The constitution of the ILT is a document, which is always under review.

Its purpose is as much to provide a framework for our students as it is for their instructors. It also lays down the requirements for the mechanics of the organisation.

This page doesn't contain the full wording of our constitution that can be found in our Member’s section but rather, it contains an annotated overview.

1 Purpose
2 Philosophy
3 Objectives of the ILT
4 Membership
5 The Committee
6 ILT Finances
7 Grading Rules
8 Grievance Procedure
9 Club Rules
10 Competition Rules
11 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)

(1) Purpose

The International Linked Tae Kwon Do United Kingdom (ILT) Organisation exists to promote and encourage the study and further development of International Tae Kwon Do Federation (ITF) style Tae Kwon Do (TKD).

(2) Philosophy

The Philosophy of the ILT is to encourage the practice of Tae Kwon Do in line with its Oath and Tenets.

The Tenets

Self-Control and
Indomitable Spirit.

We felt that it was appropriate to spell this out, it is all very well to teach to our beginners and yellow belts the need to learn these tenets but it is that bit more important to try to demonstrate that we intend to apply them from committee level down.

The Oath

I shall observe the tenets of Tae Kwon Do.
I shall respect my instructor and seniors.
I shall never misuse Tae Kwon Do.
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.
I shall help build a more peaceful world.

(3) Objectives of the ILT

Our objectives lay out a number of goals that are reasonable for a student to expect, and detail training, safety, opportunities and duties. The first in this list of objectives is detailed below.

To place student before profit.

We are aware that the student is first and foremost the most important member of our organisation. The other objectives are not described here but include equal opportunities and describe the duties of our members.

(4) Membership

This section describes the requirements of students to become members of the ILT.

(5) The Committee

This section details the responsibilities and makeup of the committee. The ILT committee is essentially formed of club instructors. One club one vote irrespective of club size or age.

(6) ILT Finances

The ILT operates a transparent financial policy, which is open to scrutiny.

(7) Grading rules

The ILT has a system of training grading examiners and defines specific criteria, which our examiners must meet. This section also details the time periods and requirements for grading from white belt all the way up to senior black belt promotions. Specific grading grievance procedures are detailed.

(8) Grievance Procedure

This section details the procedure that should be followed in the event of a grievance. This is designed to resolve issues with a minimum of frustration.

(9) Club rules

The rules described here are intended as a basic requirement and cover requirements for insurance, guidelines for starting new clubs, the right of instructors to refuse entry to students and the syllabus that should be taught.

(10) Competition Rules

As in the previous section, this is a basic requirement for competitions

(11) Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)

This section details the steps that shall be taken in order to comply with the DDA.

The constitution is reviewed at least annually and endorsed by the ILT Committee