Our Chief Instructor holds the rank of Black Belt 8th Dan. His rank is recognised by British Taekwodo, World Taekwondo and the Kukkiwon.
He has extensive National and International experience and during his fighting career was twice British Champion in Olympic style competition. He has defeated 9 other British Champions, an Olympic Bronze Medallist, a World Silver Medalist and other International Champions.
He was a member of the 1988 Olympic squad narrowly missing out on being selected for the final team. After retiring from fighting he went on to represent Great Britain at the European Poomsae (Technical Championships) after taking the gold medal at the Nationals in Liverpool.
His other main Instructor qualifications include:
- Class 1 Kukkiwon International Instructor
- Class 1 Kukkiwon Dan Grade Examiner
- First UK born Instructor to be promoted to 8th Dan by the Kukkiwon
- First and currently still the only UK born instructor to obtain the above two class 1 qualifications
Other senior black belts who all gained dan ranks at the club