About us

At the academy, we teach Traditional ITF Tae Kwon-do as taught by Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi 9th degree (1918-2002), the founder of Tae Kwon-Do.  Our academy is affiliated on a national level to ITF Scotland, and on a global scale, to the ITF (International Tae Kwon-Do Federation).

We teach age specific classes for 4-6yrs, 7-9yrs, 10-12yrs and 13yrs plus to ensure that all ages get the best possible training appropriate to their age group. 

The Master Wallace Blackbelt Academy Instructors are: 

Senior Instructor (Sahyun)

8th Degree

TF Plaque No 7002


Instructor (Sabum)

4th Degree

ITF Plaque No 600219  



Assistant Instructors (Boosabum)

2nd Degree

ITF Plaque No 608053

1st Degree


Class Assistants:

Mr Campbell Oag, 1st Degree
Mr Andrew Harthill,
1st Degree

Master Wallace opened his first school in Montrose 1984 and after moving to Aberdeen in 1989, opened the Aberdeen School of Taekwon-Do.  The school developed over the years and in September 2003, moved into it's first full-time premises in Justice Mill Lane in Aberdeen.  The school became known as the Gordon Wallace Blackbelt Academy and was a full-time base for 5 years.  In this time, the school became know as the Master Wallace Blackbelt Academy after Master Wallace's promotion to 7th Degree in 2007.

In 2008, the premises was sold and we were forced to look for a new venue.  This took a year of searching and teaching classes in various sports centres until we found our new permanent full-time premises in South Esplanade West, Aberdeen. 

We now have an excellent facility which we have renovated to a high standard with all the facilities you would expect from a full-time martial arts academy.  We also have a Lounge with TV, magazines, books and CCTV to follow for viewing training area.  At our reception we have a shop with a wide range of clothing, protective equipment and gifts. 




Our Mission

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