Chepstow Taekwon-Do Academy Officers
This page is designed to inform you about the academy's officers and their roles.
Currently the academy's officers are:
Principle Instructor and Grading Examiner - Mr Ken Bloomfield, 5th Dan
Assistant Instructor - Mr Justin Telang, 3rd Dan
Assistant Instructor & Student Welfare Officer - Miss Alix Byrne, 2nd Dan
Assistant Instructor & Web Editor - Mr Simon Bloomfield, 2nd Dan
Secretary - Mrs Mandy Bloomfield
Mr Ken Bloomfield 5th Dan
Principle Instructor and Grading Examiner
Mr Bloomfield has 20 years’ experience in Taekwon-Do and has been teaching for 15 years.
As the Principle Instructor Mr Bloomfield is responsible for all policy decisions within the academy, to ensure it is run efficiently and effectively for the benefit of all students. He is keen that ALL students are encouraged to fill their absolute potential.
As the academy's Grading Examiner Mr Bloomfield is responsible for holding regular gradings to ensure students are able to monitor their progress effectively. His overarching responsibility however is to ensure the academy maintains a good standard of Taekwon-Do through rigorous examinations.
Mr Simon Bloomfield 2nd Dan
Assistant Instructor & Web Editor
Dr Bloomfield has been training in Taekwon-Do for 20 years and was one of the original instructors at Chepstow Taekwon-Do Academy.
Like Mr Telang, Dr Bloomfield's role is to support the Principle Instructor in all aspects of running the academy.
For the last 9 years Dr Bloomfield has been studying at university, firstly at Exeter University then at Warwick University where he qualified as a doctor. During visits home he still assists with the instruction of students.
He is due to choose his speciality soon. Once he has completed that training he hopes to start his own Taekwon-Do school wherever he settles.
Mr Justin Telang 3rd Dan
Senior Assistant Instructor
Mr Telang has been training in Taekwon-Do for 9 years and has been teaching for the last 5 years.
Mr Telang’s role is to support the Priciple Instructor in all aspect of running the academy (on many occasions acting as a sounding board for the Principle Instructor) and to deputise for Mr Bloomfield when he is unable to take training.
Mr Telang’s continued support is invaluable to the Principle Instructor.
Miss Alix Byrne 2nd Dan
Assistant Instructor & Student Welfare Officer
Miss Byrne has been training in Taekwon-Do for 4 years and is the newest addition to our teaching staff.
Like Mr Telang, Miss Byrne's role is to support the Principle Instructor in all aspect of running the academy.
As the Student Welfare Officer (SWO) Miss Byrne’s role is to act as an independent representative of students or parents/guardians. Should any students have any concerns regarding the behaviour of any of the academy's officers or students they are encouraged to inform the SWO.
By Ken Bloomfield
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