Chelmsford TKD is a member of the Tae Kwon-do Association of Great Britain (TAGB).
All club Instructors in the TAGB have attended the TAGB Instructors training to gain their Instructors certificate, are fully insured, first aid trained and hold current enhanced CRB/DBS checks.
5th Degree Black Belt
Ed started training with the TAGB in 1999. Working around the country he trained under a number of senior tkd practitioners as well as alongside and under some of the top practitioners in both classes and at seminars. Ed has frequently gained medals at all levels of competition and is now enjoying embarking on the veterans (executive) circuit. Ed started teaching in 2003 as a fully qualified TAGB instructor as well as quickly qualifying as an umpire and referee.
I started training in Taekwon-do to “get in shape”. I was already doing a number of different exercises but found the variety of training in Tae Kwon-do more stimulating. The gains in different physical attributes; strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, have found a rapport with my work as a health professional, and my personal development through training has helped me cope with the curveballs life throws and to take the positives from them. Initially I found that despite my apprehension the classes were run in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, and I have made a host of great friends (peers, my own instructors and students) from my time training.
6th Degree Black Belt
Nina began her training with the TAGB in Bristol 1996 and since then has been privileged to have trained with some of the best Tae Kwon-do exponents in the world. Ms Budd is a keen competitor and has gained regional, national and international titles during her competitive career. She has been fortunate to compete all over the world including Scotland, Holland, Poland and America. Ms Budd has taught Tae Kwon-do to men, women and children since gaining her Black Belt in 1999. She is a fully qualified TAGB Instructor, Umpire and Referee as well as gaining a Premier Personal Training Diploma in 2006.
"When I first started training in Tae Kwon-do something just clicked. For the first time I felt the true satisfaction of working towards and achieving goals. Although I found the training physically demanding, I could see the gains I was making on a week to week basis and that really spurred me on. I was always quite shy but the confidence I have gained through my Tae Kwon-do training has helped me in so many ways to grow as a person."