About Leith TKD


Leith TaeKwonDo is a club where the emphasis is on creating a fun and friendly environment where like minded people in Edinburgh can meet to learn and practice martial arts and in particular ITF TaeKwonDo. Leith TaeKwonDo was established in 1991 by Mr John McKissock (V Degree) and is well established in the Edinburgh Martial Arts community.

In 2003, when Mr McKissock moved to Spain, where he is now the Technical Director for the Spanish ITF, the running of the club was taken over by Mr Robin Coltman (4th Degree). The Club is affiliated to the United Kingdom TaeKwonDo Federation (UKTF) with whom Mr Coltman is accredited as an Instructor. We regularly attend national competitions with many of our members being current UKTF medallists. The style of TaeKwonDo taught at Leith is ITF, as taught by Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree.

This site has been designed to give those who are considering beginning training in a martial art an idea of what to expect from it and also the principles of TaeKwonDo. It is also meant as a guide and reference point for continuing TaeKwonDo students everywhere. Please take your time to browse the site and if you have any questions regarding our classes or anything to do with TaeKwonDo, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Instructors


Dr Robin Coltman - 4th Degree

  • UKTF National Instructor

  • ITF International Instructor

Miss Pauline Lockhart - 4th Degree

  • ITF International Instructor

Mr Paul Stuart - 4th Degree

  • UKTF National Instructor

  • ITF International Instructor

Dr Jason Carroll - 3rd Degree

  • ITF Assistant Instructor

Mr Chris Hunter - 3rd Degree

  • ITF Assistant Instructor