All the instructors are D.B.S (police checked)
and are fully trained under the Martial Arts instructor training program along with having a first aid certificate ,we also have full insurance.
All our instructors are also qualified as competition Referees or Umpires.
All our instructors have also undertaken a COVID prevention training course.
Senior Instructor and Head of the National Forest
Mr Mark Shields
Has been involved in martial arts and self defence for over 20 years , having studied Akido and Karate before finding Taekwon-do. Mark was the first student in the club to go from a complete novice to black belt and eventually take on the roll of club instructor, his knowledge of Taekwon-do is second to non and he has gained many awards at club level including most committed student and most improved, you will also see him taking part in national and international competitions in both sparring, patterns, and recently won 2nd place in patterns and 3rd in sparring at the UK ITC open championships and 2nd in both sparring and patterns at the WUMA world championships. Mr Shields is currenlty a 3rd degree black belt and is also a member of the Open International Taekwon-do Federation.