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.

      Paul Crawte

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

      Paul has experience of training in a variety of martial arts over the years. He is a certified coach with the self defence system FRACT, a Senior Instructor for the knife defence system KEWAP, as well as a Tai-Chi 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 rather 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 regular exchange with our partner club Bremen 1860 in Germany.


            Instructors

            Robbie Howie

            2nd Dan

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

              Jonathan Hallam

              2nd Dan / L2 Coach / Corner Judge 3

              Staring TKD at age 6 and receiving his Black belt aged 12 in 2006,from the Keumgang Black Belt Academy in Stockport. He continued to train at Newcastle University while stdying for a degree in Geographic Information Science. After graduating he joined us at Overton in 2015.

               

               

                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.


                  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.

                      Paul Crawte

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

                      Paul has experience of training in a variety of martial arts over the years. He is a certified coach with the self defence system FRACT, a Senior Instructor for the knife defence system KEWAP, as well as a Tai-Chi 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.

                         

                         

                         

                          Luke Rowland

                          3rd Dan

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                            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 rather 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 regular exchange with our partner club Bremen 1860 in Germany.

                              Robbie Howie

                              2nd Dan

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                Euan Williams

                                2nd Dan

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                  Jonathan Hallam

                                  2nd Dan / L2 Coach / Corner Judge 3

                                  Staring TKD at age 6 and receiving his Black belt aged 12 in 2006,from the Keumgang Black Belt Academy in Stockport. He continued to train at Newcastle University while stdying for a degree in Geographic Information Science. After graduating he joined us at Overton in 2015.

                                   

                                   

                                    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.

                                      Natalia Skeen

                                      1st Dan

                                        Mike Jones

                                        1st Dan


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                                          GM Mark Biddlecombe

                                          7th Dan, VP of Chungdokwan GB

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