30th March – Took part in my first ever taekwondo class. It was at Great Sankey Forum in Warrington with Grandmaster Shin (Mr Shin at the time!). I was 18.
Grandmaster Shin had started a class at Norton Recreation Centre in Runcorn. I took over as instructor in the summer of ’82, I was a 2nd kup red belt at the time. When I took my 1st kup black tag grading later that year in Manchester, I had six of my own students taking their first grading.
Central celebrated its 26th birthday with a mass training session on 28th November 2019.
On Saturday 11th May Central Academy hosted a fantastic seminar with the President of British Taekwondo and Olympic medalist Sarah Stevenson MBE and GB Taekwondo Olympic Team Coach Steve Jennings.