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.