Instructor

Master Mitchell Senior Master Mitchell VIII Dan
Simon Olivier Simon Olivier I Dan

Background


Senior Master Mitchell VIII Dan

Short Biography

Senior Master Mitchell VIII Dan became involved in Taekwon-Do in the early 1970's. He travels the world attending seminars and officiating at international events. Master Mitchell was a former coordinator of the business of the School of Taekwon-Do in the city of Oxford. He has hosted several national and international championships and Training Seminars to date.

Master Mitchell is committed to fulfilling his duties and responsibilities to Taekwon-do. To achieve these goals, his philosophy has been to remain focused, open and available for consultation and discussion when promoting the art of Taekwon-Do and Martial Arts.

Senior Master Mitchell VIII Dan is:
  • President of Caribbean Taekwon-Do Federation;
  • Honorary President Grenada Taekwon-Do Association;
  • Founder member of the African Taekwon-Do Association;
  • Vice President of Pan Am Taekwon-Do Council;
  • Executive Board Member of the International Tae Kwon-Do Federation (ITF);
  • Former coordinator of the Business of the School of Tae Kwon-Do in Oxford.
Martial Art Background:
  • VIII Dan Master in Taekwon-Do
  • Experience of Karate: Kyushindo Karate; Shotokan karate; Goju Karate
  • Thai Boxing experience
  • Boxing experience
Achievements:
  • 1999: Outstanding International Instructor of the Year
  • 1992: Retired from competition and became Official Umpire and Referee with ITF
  • 1982-1992: Competed around UK and internationally winning many different competitions including English Open, English Championships Welsh and BTC
  • 1990: World Championship (Montreal) - 7th
  • 1988: BTC Heavy Weight Finalist Silver Medal
  • 1987: English Champion Heavy weight sparring and power
  • 1986: English overall Champion
  • 1985: UK Sparring Champion
  • 1984: European Championships Hungary silver medal

Simon Olivier I Dan

Short Biography

Simon Olivier is a young, up and coming instructor who has been training in Taekwondo for four years and teaching for one. In this time he has attended a number of seminars, held by masters from around the world and earned his black belt, while he and his students have won gold medals at regional and national tournaments around the UK.

Simon's teaching style is friendly and open, aiming to ensure that the class enjoys themselves, as well as getting fit and developing their skills. He has experience of both the traditional style of Taekwondo and the more athletic Olympic Style, and he aims to fuse both styles together in lessons; taking the best aspects of both and passing them onto students.