My name is David Darko, I currently have a 4th degree black belt(SA Dan). I started studying and practicing Tae Kwon Do in February 1985, at Tooting Tae Kwon Do School under the late Sahun Sangah VIII (Phal Dan).
Just around the time I went from my black belt grading a group of senior instructors headed by Sasun(Grandmaster) Raymond Choi- deceased , came together to from the British United Tae Kwon Do Federation, which has moulded high level instructors that now teach around Great Britain, not to mention parts of Asia and Australia.
After three years of rigorous training and overcoming an injury that almost ended my study and practice in martial arts, I attained my 1st degree black belt known in the ITF Tae Kwon Do circles as the IL Dan, 1st April, 1988. It was then I realized getting my black belt was the beginning of a new journey in my development, practice and training. I rose through the ranks of the student body the Tooting Dojang and made it assistant instructor in 1990. By this time, I had attained my 2nd degree black belt (EE Dan) and had represented my school at tournaments at the national and international level.
The British United Tae Kwon Do Federation has now come under new leadership just as steadfast and competent as the previous leadership and is maintaining its ethos of growing from within and continue the practice of propagating undiluted Tae Kwon Do through it established and newly founded Dojangs.