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.

       

       

        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.



          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.

                 

                 

                 

                  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.

                    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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