Our Black Belts

Senior Instructors

Ellie Hatton

4th Dan Examineer / L2 Coach / 1st Aid

Ellie has trained in Taekwondo from the Age of five, achieving her black belt at eleven, her second Dan at thirteen and her third Dan aged fifteen. She has a wealth of tournament experience, competing in both Poomsae and Kyorugi in Britain, America, Germany and Ireland. She is currently studying hard at Swansea University.

    Dave Hatton

    4th Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aid / Trustee

    Dave took up Taekwondo at the age of forty. He spent lots of his time running his children to classes and thought it was time to join himself. Eight years later Dave was running classes in Overton. He has previously trained in Judo and Fencing, and regularly attends workshops and seminars on all aspects of self-defence. Dave is a certified Defendo and KEWAP instructor.

      Caroline Beecham

      3rd Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aid / Trustee

      Our resident German started practising Taekwondo in 1988 at the tender age of 13, and joined our club in 2013 after a long break from the sport.
      A 3rd Dan Black Belt since December 2019, Caroline also holds the L2 Coaching Certificate and is working on establishing a exchanges with our partner club Bremen 1860 in Germany.



        Black Belts

        Ellie Hatton

        4th Dan Examineer / L2 Coach / 1st Aid

        Ellie has trained in Taekwondo from the Age of five, achieving her black belt at eleven, her second Dan at thirteen and her third Dan aged fifteen. She has a wealth of tournament experience, competing in both Poomsae and Kyorugi in Britain, America, Germany and Ireland. She is currently studying hard at Swansea University.

          Dave Hatton

          4th Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aid / Trustee

          Dave took up Taekwondo at the age of forty. He spent lots of his time running his children to classes and thought it was time to join himself. Eight years later Dave was running classes in Overton. He has previously trained in Judo and Fencing, and regularly attends workshops and seminars on all aspects of self-defence. Dave is a certified Defendo and KEWAP instructor.

            David Pugh

            3rd Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aider

            David started Taekwondo aged 18 whilst at University and continued to instruct with the University after achieving his black-belt. He has experience in both poomsae and kyourugi competition.

             

             

             

              Caroline Beecham

              3rd Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aid / Trustee

              Our resident German started practising Taekwondo in 1988 at the tender age of 13, and joined our club in 2013 after a long break from the sport.
              A 3rd Dan Black Belt since December 2019, Caroline also holds the L2 Coaching Certificate and is working on establishing a exchanges with our partner club Bremen 1860 in Germany.

                Holly Flanders

                1st Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aider

                Holly started training at the ripe old age of eleven. She has a habit of bursting into song randomly outside of training and if you're lucky she might do requests.
                She writes, she sings, she hugs bunnies and she wants to save the planet one species at the time.

                  Rowan Williams

                    Thais Unitt


                      We all need to improve so who trains us?

                      GM Mark Biddlecombe

                      7th Dan, VP of Chungdokwan GB

                        The Heart of Taekwondo

                        Grandmaster Mark's Book