Intrepid Taekwon-Do was established in 1991 by Mr. Darren Scott (5th Degree Black Belt). Mr. Scott has been teaching Taekwondo for over 25 years; he is an examiner and a qualified International Instructor.
We are an independent Taekwondo group – called Taekwondo Association Scotland (TAS). Our governing model is different from other groups; we operate as a “board” of senior instructors, all vested in ensuring we provide the highest possible Taekwondo teaching possible.
There are Intrepid clubs at Inverkeithing & Crombie in Fife, and East Calder & Kirknewton in West Lothian
See the Clubs section for full details.
Since it’s “official” inception on April 11th 1955, modern-day Taekwondo has grown to become one of the most popular of all the martial arts to be practiced throughout the world today. It is also considered by many to be the most powerful martial art and distinguishes itself by its impressive kicking techniques. Relatively speaking the Taekwondo styles that exist today are extremely modern – with much of the development of the martial art taking place in the last 40-50 years. However, it’s roots ascribe to ancient Korea.
The Intrepid Clubs chief instructor – Mr. Darren Scott (V Degree) first started training with the Mid-West Taekwondo. The Mid-West Taekwondo Association was run by Master Olhdam (now IX degree) who joined Grand Master Park Jung Tae (IX Degree) with the Global Taekwondo Federation in 1991. Since then, the Intrepid clubs where affiliated to the GTF (which practices the ITF style of Taekwondo). In January 2009 however, the Intrepid clubs have joined with Master David Brown (See the Links page) to form the United Taekwondo Federation (Scotland). The new Federation is affiliated to the International Taekwondo Federation.
In April 2012, senior grades from the UTFS attended an International Instructors Seminar with Grand Master Hwnag, Kwang Sung (K-9-1) and the Unified International Taekwon-Do Federation.
In 2015 the UTFS joined the ITF Union.
In 2018, Intrepid parted company with the UTFS along with other clubs at the time. We have now grouped together and formed Taekwondo Association Scotland. (TAS).
Global Taekwon-Do Federation
The Global Taekwondo Federation (G.T.F.) was organised and developed under the leadership of the famous Taekwon-Do Grand Master Park Jung Tae, 9th Degree Black Belt. The name “Park Jung Tae” was no newcomer to the world of Martial Arts. For years, he was instrumental in the promotion and development of Taekwondo and his name is synonymous with technical perfection, as a result, Grand Master Park was ranked as the leading technical trainer of Taekwondo in the world.
Due to his dedication and devotion to the Art of Taekwondo and his personal sacrifice to promote Taekwondo worldwide, he was recognised as a man of honour and a teacher who possessed the true spirit of Taekwondo. Grand Master Park become a legend in Taekwondo circles and was sought after throughout the World to conduct seminars and training courses.
2002 was a very bad year for Taekwondo, not only did the founder of Taekwondo, General Choi pass away, but Grand Master Park Jung Tae also left this world on April 11th 2002. A bizarre coincidence that his departure was on the same day as it’s official inception in 1955.
One thing is for certain—their influence on Taekwondo will never be forgotten.