Mr Riley (4th Dan) and Mr Underwood (4th Dan) after reciving their medals for sparring at the WMST 20yr Anniversary Interclub.
Mr Underwood and Mr Riley began training with WMST's Chief Instructor Master Kalcutt in 1993. As their training developed Mr Underwood and Mr Riley became well known in the tournament circuits and obtained a number of titles competing throughout the UK.
In 1997 both Mr Underwood and Mr Riley graded under Grand Master Hee Il Cho and obtained their 1st Degree Black Belts. After achieving their Black Belt both instructors strived to increase their experience and knowledge of martial arts by training in different styles. Mr Riley and Mr Underwood trained for a time in Kick Boxing and Lau-Gar Kung-Fu; following on from this Mr Underwood went on to train with World renowned fighter Mr Mark Weir learning Range Fighting and Self Defence.
In 2001 Mr Riley and Mr Underwood successfully graded for their Second Degree Black Belts and with the support of WMST opened their own club in Highnam. The club is well known for its friendly atmosphere with a mixed range of grades and abilities comprising of men, women and children. Mr Adam Underwood provides valuable assistance to help enable every student reach their full potential.
With the new club establishing well Mr Underwood and Mr Riley continued to train under the guidence of Mr Kalcutt and in 2004 successfully graded obtaining their 3rd Dan Black Belts. 2004 also presented the AIMAA World Open Championships where Mr Underwood won the Black Belt Men's Middleweight Gold and Mr Riley won the Black Belt Men's Heavyweight Silver. Both instructors also teamed up to win the Black Belt Men's Open-weight Team Gold.
Mr Underwood (4th Dan) and Mr Riley (4th Dan) are fully qualified and insured BTC instructors with First Aid Certification and a wealth of knowledge in Tae Kwon-Do. Both are committed to teaching all of their students to WMST's high standards. All Instructors teaching at Highnam are fully DBS checked.
Finding a club is never easy when starting a Martial Art. Now you can find out more about WMST and its clubs to help you find the most suitable one for you.
Click on any of the club links below to find out more.
Abbeydale Tae Kwon-Do
Abbeymead Tae Kwon-Do
Corse & Staunton Tae Kwon-Do
Eastcombe Tae Kwon-Do
Highnam Tae Kwon-Do
Kingsway Tae Kwon-Do
Newent Tae Kwon-Do
Stroud Tae Kwon-Do
Ross-on-Wye Tae Kwon-Do
Upton & Severn Stoke Tae Kwon-Do
Cheltenham Tae Kwon-Do for Kids (Children Only Classes!)
Quedgeley 'Little Ninjas' Tae Kwon-Do (Children Only Classes!)
If you would like further information on any of the WMST clubs, please contact us.
Korean Theory & Terminology:
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