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TANGUN TAEKWONDO ACADEMY

Grading Dates For 2019
Adults, Cadets & Ninjas
Saturday 2nd March, Saturday 1st June, Saturday 7th September, Saturday 8th December
Tigers - All gradings will be held in the morning
Saturday 16th March, Saturday 25th May, Saturday 10th August, Saturday 30th November
Dragons - All gradings will be held in the afternoon
Saturday 16th March, Saturday 25th May, Saturday 10th August, Saturday 30th November

Black Belt Grading
June & November (dates to be confirmed)

Competitions & Important Dates
February 3rd -
Rotherham - Poomsae & Kyroogi (Daedo)
May 12th - Forest Hill - Poomsae Only
September 1st - Derby - Kyroogi Only (Generation 2 Daedo)
October 26 & 27th -
Ireland (Provisional Date) - Poomsae & Kyroogi
November 23rd -
Manchester - Poomsae & Kyroogi

Closed On Bank Holidays
Easter -
Friday 19th April through to Monday 22nd April
6th May, 27th May & 26th August

Close For Christmas - 14th December 2019
Reopen again - 5th January 2020

Our Instructors


All our Instructors have varying levels of experience of working with children and adults of all ages and all abilities. We even have experience of working with individuals of varying special needs. We have taught and are currently teaching Taekwondo to individuals with partial sight, Cerebral Palsy, and high functioning autism.

If this interests you, please do contact us here.

Chief instructor

Master David Venkatachellum 6th Dan 

David Venkatachellum

Master Venkatachellum established Tan'Gun Taekwondo Academy in March 2006

  • Ex GB Team Member & 2014 Commonwealth Games Finalist
  • Received Bronze Award from British Taekwondo for outstanding contribution to the development of WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) Taekwondo in the UK
  • Hosted World Taekwondo Federation Demonstration Team during the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Guinness World Record Holder - Largest Taekwondo Display
  • International Gold medallist, Commonwealth Finalist
  • Former Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo GB Team Member
  • Nearly 40 years' experience in Martial Arts
  • Professional Instructor since 2001
  • Fully Licensed, Insured and Enhanced CRB/DBS Checked & First Aid qualified

Senior Instructor
Miss Kelly Bowler - 3rd Dan 

Kelly Bowler

30 years' experience in Martial Arts 

Assistant Senior Squad Coach

Academy Instructor since 2012

Fully Licensed, Insured & Enhanced CRB/DBS Checked

First Aid qualified

Instructor
Miss Heaven-Leigh - 2nd Dan 

Heaven

16 years experience in Martial Arts

Academy Instructor since 2015

Fully Licensed, Insured & Enhanced CRB/DBS Checked

First Aid qualified

Instructor
Mr Emiliano Paz - 1st Dan 

10 years experience in Martial Arts

Academy Instructor since 2017

Fully Licensed, Insured & Enhanced CRB/DBS Checked

First Aid qualified