The United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Association (UKTA) was founded by First Grandmaster Rhee Ki Ha OCM, in 1967 and is the original Taekwon-Do organisation in Great Britain. The UKTA is a full member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, and is a founding member of the All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation (now Europe International Taekwon-Do Federation) and the British Taekwon-Do Council (BTC).
The BTC is recognised by UK Sport as the governing body for non-Olympic Taekwon-Do in the UK.
The UKTA was founded when Grandmaster Rhee Ki Ha (then Mr Rhee, 5th Degree) was teaching Taekwon-Do to British Military personnel at RAF Changi. On their return home to the United Kingdom, they invited Mr Rhee to come to the UK and continue to teach them Taekwon-Do.
Mr Rhee arrived on British shores on 2 July 1967, reportedly only planning to stay for two years.
This was the birth of Taekwon-Do in the UK.
The UKTA was formed, and the rest as they say, is history.