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.