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: 

Etiquette

Modesty,

Perseverance,

 Discipline,

 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. 


 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 -  2nd 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.

Louis showed great strength of both mind and body together with an indomitable spirit when he successfully passed his junior 2nd Dan in September 2018.


Callum Arthur - Junior Instructor - 1st Poome 

In September 2018, Callum became one of the association's latest junior black belts and is to be congratulated on his years of hard work and dedication. Callum has a natural talent, and is, I'm sure , going to grow within the martial arts and pass on some of his talents to other members of the association. Callum is a good role model for the younger members, and its a pleasure to have him amongst us.


Callum Onions - Junior Instructor  - 1st Poome 

Callum too became one of the association's latest junior black belts in September 2018,  and is also to be congratulated on his years of hard work and commitment. Callum is a quiet and polite student,  always well mannered, and is also another fine role model to the younger members of the association. I'm sure that his calm quiet confidence will enhance the learning environment within the association.