Scott McMillan

Senior Instructor

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10th May 1969

Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

Two daugters: Natalie 19 and Rebecca 17

Taekwondo – Taekwondo Association of Great Britain - 4th Degree Black Belt
Hapkido - Hapkido Scotland

Other Styles:  
Karate, Krav Maga, Hapkido and Kickboxing

Full-time Taekwondo Instructor, 
Former TAGB Scotland Coach,
Recognised Performance coach by SportScotland



Started my martial art career in 1986 with Musada Sport Karate – Pat McKay (4 times World Karate Champion) and Tommy Burns (European Karate Champion).
In 1988, when Musada disbanded, I started training in Shotokan with Kenny Henry, 2nd Dan.
In late 1990, I found TAGB Taekwondo at the Galleon Centre Kilmarnock, trained under the late Pat Mallon and Thomas Clark.
Started my Taekwondo sparring career in 1991
Started Teaching 1993 as assistant to Thomas Clark
Got my Black belt April of 1994 and entered my first world Championships in the July of this year.
In the September of 1994 I opened my first Taekwondo School in Ayr, whilst being the Assistant instructor in Kilmarnock.

I left Taekwondo in 1997 for a couple of years to help raise my two daughters and concentrate on my career, but it was not long
before i was back in martial arts doing some training with Dave Baptiste and Craig Foster, then Lau Gar Kickboxing with IAKSA.

In 2000, i came back to the TAGB and re-opened Kilmarnock TAGB under the "Phoenix Taekwondo" label, assisted by Kuli Chahal.Its 12 years
on and Phoenix Taekwondo has grown and evolved as a group of clubs with high quality Taekwondo instruction, and can boast multiple
World, European and British Champions, has 3 members of GB Squad and and those members helped Scotland to 2nd in 2010 World Team Championships, under my guidance.

At the WTA World Championships 2015, in Roana, Italy, i won my first World title in the over 36 year sparring.

I want to continue to grow Phoenix Taekwondo brand and develop TAGB Scotland under the guidance of Master Paul Donnelly 8th Degree.


My Qualifications:
4th Dan Black belt
Former Coach of the TAGB Scotland National Squad
Sport Scotland recognised performance Coach
Fully qualified TAGB Instructor,
International Instructor
Certified to City and Guilds 7302
Member of Institute of Conflict Management
Fully qualified umpire and Referee
Qualified First aider



Major Achievements:
WTA World Champion, Sparring
4 times National champion – Sparring and Patterns
Former Scottish International fighter
Twice – Quarter-finalist (top 8) in the T.I World Championships as a competitor.
Multiple – freestyle trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Instructor to World, European and British Champions (Phoenix Taekwondo students) Coach of the TAGB Scotland National squad
Coach to the most successful Scottish team to date
Taking Scotland to 2nd in the World Taekwondo Championships 2010
Coaching multiple World , European and British Champions regularly.
Getting four Scottish fighters to be a regular part of the GB TAGB team set-up
Coaching Scotland 3rd place at the European Championships Cork 2008


My Ambition:
To continue to teach TAGB Taekwondo to my students for as long as I can.
Ensure my students get the correct tuition and guidance.
To go as high up the grades as possible and practical.
To coach the Scottish Men’s and Ladies team to World champion status.
To grow and develop Phoenix Taekwondo and the ethos.


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Pictured with:
Master Donnelly on the left, GM Choi and the Scottish men and ladies teams and GM McNeeley (US) on the far Right

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Pictured with:
The successful Men’s and Ladies Scotland team