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Master Andy Whiteley was a comparative latecomer to Taekwon-Do. With a background in Judo he started training in Reading with Grand Master Paul Cutler in 1984 before promotion to I Degree in 1988. Gaining his first international medal success at the 1990 World Championships in Canada he continued at World, European, and National level competition until 2006. As the England Team Captain 1994-98 he progressed to the position of Head Coach until 2006, performing demonstrations for HRH The Queen in 2002, and HRH Princess Anne in 2004. Achieving Master status in 2007 with First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, he accepted the position of ITF France Technical Director for which development he is still committed. As an International Instructor and Umpire he continues to lead Thames Valley Taekwon-Do, its students and instructors into the future.

In the A – Z of Taekwon-Do, B is for Balance

EQUILIBRIUM (Kyun Hyung) is also for BALANCE Balance is of utmost importance in any type of athletics. In Taekwon-Do, it deserves special consideration. When in a sparring situation, by keeping the body well balanced, a kick or a punch will be more effective and precise. Conversely, the unbalanced postion will be unstable and easily made […]

In the A – Z of Taekwon-Do, A is for Awareness and Anti Bullying

#Antibullyingweek Did you know? Between 12-16 November it’s Antibullying Week? The theme this year is RESPECT and we know all about that as one of the tenets of Taekwon-Do under COURTESY ( ye ui). “It is proper that all people have good manners, are polite, resepectful and courteous to one another” (ITF student’s handbook page […]