AWTC Instructors & Staff

INSTRUCTORS:

  •  Grandmaster JH YOON (9th Dan)    Master Yoon began training in Taekwondo in 1960.  He competed in his first competition at the age of 15, subsequently becoming the Korean National Chamion, holding the title for 6 years. He served as an officer in the Korean Marine Corps where he spent 3 years an an instructor.  On leaving the military in 1974 he became a Master  Instructor for the HQ of Chungdokwan in Chunbok  province, the leading club in Korea.  He went on to train 5 World Champions for his country and club.  On moving to the UK, Master Yoon became the Grading and Technical commitee Chairman for the British Taekwondo Federation, for 5 years before forming his own organisation.  He is a WTF Master Instructor, WTF International Referee and a member of the Kukkiwon Overseas Advisory Committee.  He currently spends his time alternating between his homes in Korea and the UK, running organisations in both countries.
  • Master L AJIBODE (6th Dan)
  • Master G HIBBS (6th Dan)
  • Master L BAXTER (6th Dan)
  • Master M FORD (5th Dan)    Has trained in the art of Taekwondo since he was 11 years old.  He trained under Malaysian instructor, Too Meng Keng before going on to train with Master J Cowan.  He passed his 1st Dan in 1988 when he then took over Master Cowan's club.  Having now trained over 50 Black Belts his club is still going strong with some notable fighters.
  • Master M WORSFOLD (6th Dan)   Master Worsfold started in Taekwondo in 1985 under Master Yoon.  He had previously trained in Kyokushinkai Karate, under Pete Kisby, Judo, Aikido, Jujutsu and Lau-gar Kungfu.  He also began Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Quong as the same time under the late Akira Lim.  He spent several years in the military where he learnt to box, become competent in self-defence and worked in close-protection for high profile personnel.  Spending some time training with the Combat Training Team he became a member of the International Military Advisors Group before moving into Film,Television & Theatre.  In the latter guise he has worked with and provided stunt performers and fight directors.  Master Worsfold is a trained Weapons/Firearms Coach & Instructor, a Ski, Canoe & Mountain Expedition Leader and a qualified medic.
  • Master S GLENCROSE (4th Dan) Sarah had trained under Master Hibbs for over 24 years and coached for the past 8. She is passionate about grass roots training for primary age children.  She is a former British feather-weight champion and has competed at national and international level for over 16 years.  Sarah has represented  Great Britain at Open Internationals, World Cup and European Championships and the World Championships in Korea in 2001 . 
  • Master N FORD (5th Dan)
  • Master R ROWLEY (5th Dan)  Master Rowley began training under Master Yoon in 1992.  In a previous life he served several years in the military.
  • Mr J GUYONNET (3rd Dan)
  • Mr A RODNEY (2nd Dan)
  • Mr J HEGARTY (2nd Dan)
  • Mr B MURPHY (1st Dan)
  • Miss C POPLETT (3rd Dan)
  • Miss H LOVERIDGE (1st Dan)
  • Mrs N CROSS (2nd Dan)
  • Miss N AVERY (1st Dan)

OFFICERS:

  • President:                   Master JH YOON (9th Dan)
  • Chairman:                   Master L AJIBODE (6th Dan)
  • Secretary:                  Master M WORSFOLD (6th Dan)
  • Child Protection Officer:  Master S GLENCROSE (5th Dan)
  • Heath & Safety Officer:    Master G HIBBS (6th Dan)
  • Team Coach:                Mr M BERRY 
  • Poomsae advisor:            Mr A POURTAHERI (Livingwell Taekwondo)
  • Referee advisor:            Mr M WORSFOLD 

 

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