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Scott Burn - 1st Dan    Rory Parker-Goreman 3rd Poome       Harry Heynen 2nd Poome

Rachel Earle - 1st Poome    Richard Fowler Jnr - 1st Dan

 Louis Parker-Gorman -  1st Poome (to publish photo)         Yasmin Smith - 1st Dan

Charlie Lilley - 1st Poome (to publish photo)

Club blackbelt register


Chief Instructor - Richard Fowler 7th Dan


Instructor - Scott Burn 1st Dan

Scott began training with us as a junior student back in the 80’s and went on to become a member of one the worlds elite special forces. From there he joined other security organisations, and currently still works within the industry.

As a club instructor, Scott brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, he is enthusiastic and committed to bringing out the very best in any student, whatever the age. Scott regularly coaches the junior class and often takes time to help members of the adult session, nothing is ever too much trouble for him, and he continues to be an invaluable asset to the club and all its members, we all benefit from Scott's input within the association. 

Instructor - Richard Fowler Jnr - 1st Dan

Richard has been a student at the club since childhood and has acquired a wealth of knowledge over the years, he has extensive knowledge covering all aspects of the martial arts, from basics, poomse, and competition, self defence and the more advanced subjects.

Richard himself works within law enforcement on a proffessional level, and we all benefit from his being part of the association. 

Instructor - Yasmin Smith - 1st Dan

Yasmin, like many other association black belts, has been with the club since she was a little tiger, and has continued to grow both as a person and as a young martial artist. Her passion for teaching the younger members of the club is evident in her continued commitment to both her training and to coaching. We are all grateful for her valued input into helping making a difference to other young peoples lives. Always there to help with a smile, yet another credit to the association.

One of Yasmins greatest club achievement's came when she was, on the 21st December 2017, awarded the associations most coveted "Student of the Year" trophy. This award is given to the person that has shown the following qualities: 





 And an Indomitable Spirit

Well done Yasmin!

On 13th December 2017, Yasmin made club history and became the first female adult black belt the association has ever had in 33 years! her determination took her from a 5 year old in the Little Tigers, through the junior class becoming a Junior black belt along the way, and at eighteen and a half years of age, becoming a Senior Black Belt.

 Keep on going Yasmin! 

Junior Instructor - Rory Parker-Gorman 3rd Poome

Rory is a quietly confident person that is willing to help and support all those around him, always does so to the best of his ability and to a very high standard. In recognition of Rory's continued and unwavering commitment to the club, Rory was once again awarded the ECTA Student of the Year Cup for 2013, the first time that anyone has been awarded this cup twice! 

In September 2016, Rory achieved his 3rd Poome after years of hard work and commitment.

Rory has perfect Etiquette

  Rory displays Modesty,

   Rory shows Perseverance,

Rory has Discipline,

  Rory has an Indomitable Spirit,

Well done Rory, I know that you will go on to do great things in your life. 

Junior Instructor Harry Heynen - 2nd Poome

Harry started at the Folkestone club, and through his enthusiasm and total commitment non stop for 5 years, he became one of the associations Junior Black Belts in 2014. Harry is keen to learn and his manners and contribution to the club have been second to non, he has always given his all, and I'm sure he will go on to achieve many things in his life.

Harry was awarded the student of the year trophy at the close of 2014 in recognition of his continued commitment to both the club and his training. Despite massive setbacks in his personal life that he had to endure during this year, his effort towards his training and the club has never faltered. Well done Harry, you're a deserved holder of this award!

 Rachel Earle Junior Instructor - 1st Poome

Rachel started her martial arts training at the Folkestone club, and continued at Dover after that club had ceased running. Rachel is yet another one of the associations extremely pleasant and helpful students that always has a smile on her face and is willing to do anything that is asked of her. She has shown determination and continued effort throughout her years of training, and this has resulted in her passing her black belt grading in April 2016.

Rachel is now part of the associations core of talented and committed students that help to make a positive difference to other young peoples lives.

Louis Parker-Gorman Junior Instructor -  1st Poome

Louis is an extremely hard working individual that has continued to grow within the martial arts over the past several years. Louis success lies in his ability to listen, take on board information and to go away and practice on his own until he gets it right. Louis is a mild mannered and extremely pleasant student that is a pleasure to teach and a credit to the association.

Lilley Junior Instructor - 1st Poome

One of Charlie's qualities, is that he is diligent in his training and just quietly gets on with his training in a polite and helpful manner, always willing to help others without hesitation and with a smile. His greatest strength, within Taekwondo, lies in the sporting aspect, and his fellow students will all benefit from sparring with him, taking on board his level of ability and learning from it. Charlie is yet another asset to the club, adding to the already rich cadre of junior black belts within the association.