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My name is Gareth Pritchard and the Head Instructor at Denbighshire Taekwondo & Family Martial Arts Centre.
Fully qualified and registered instructor with the Taekwondo Association of Great Britain and the British Taekwondo Council. Fully insured and DBS approved to work with children and adults.
Coach to Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish, British, European and World Champions.
I began teaching my clubs in 2001 and my students have been very successful in both gradings and tournaments to go to winning local North Wales tournaments to becoming World Champions.
My aim is for the students to go from strength to strength on the very rewarding path of Taekwondo.
Fully insured and DBS approved to work with children and adults.
I began training in Taekwondo just before I turned 4 years of age at the Ruthin club in January of 2002.
I achieved my black belt in April 2007 at the age of 9, the youngest from our clubs to do so at the time.
I compete regularly in tournaments locally and Internationally and am fortunate enough to have been chosen by Master Peros (Welsh Team Coach) to represent Wales from March 2017 onwards.
I began assisting with the instruction of classes in 2014 and enjoyed helping the junior students learn new patterns and develop their Taekwondo skills. I enjoy passing my knowledge on to other students and watching their development.
Abbie Pritchard - 2nd Dan
Abbie is a 1st degree black belt and began training in Taekwondo at the beginning of 2014. Since then Abbie has become the Welsh, English, British, European and WTA World Champion in her patterns divisions.
Will Ellis - 2nd Dan
Will is a 2nd degree black belt and began training in Taekwondo with his brother and mum. Will has enjoyed competing in both patterns and sparring and has won many trophies and medals at tournaments at home and abroad.
Hannah Thomas - 1st Dan
Hannah has an excellent standard of Taekwondo becoming ,Welsh, English & British Champion in patterns and sparring since she started Taekwondo. Hannah just recently won her 4th British title in a row! Hannah really enjoys passing on her skills and knowledge to the students.
Lewis Byles - 2nd Dan
Lewis is a 2nd Degree black belt and during his time training in Taekwondo he has become the Welsh, English, Scottish, British & European Champion. Also winning Silver and bronze medals on a World level. Lewis really enjoys helping the younger students at the classes.
Haydon Hughes - 1st Dan
Haydon achieved his Black Belt with us in April of 2019 and he has improved so much in the last 12 months. He trains up to 4 times a week and is a great role model in the class. He really enjoys helping the younger students in the class.
Chloe Washington - 1st Dan
Chloe is a great member of our S.T.A.R Team and our first female member, so well done Chloe.
She enjoys helping with the teaching of the juniors in the class and a great addition to the Team!
Alys Davies Abbott - 1st Dan
Alys is a 1st Dan Black Belt and a former Welsh Patterns Champion. Alys Really enjoys helping the younger students improve their Taekwondo skills.
Brynly Fleetwood - 1st Dan
Brynly is a very energetic student with a great enthusiasm for Taekwondo who enjoys demonstrating techniques.
Emily Rider - 1st Kup
Emily is a very popular student with everyone at the club and is an assistant in the TKD Tigers classes.
Freya Roberts-Howie - 1st Dan
Freya is a 1st Dan and is a very successful competitor being the current European Sparring and Patterns Champion in her division.
Layla is a current British Champion and is the assistant in our TKD Tiger classes and assists in the junior classes.
Celyn has progressed so much this last year and is our Ruthin TKD Tigers assistant and our S.T.AR. Team member for Ruthin.
Oliver Thomas - 1st Dan
Oliver was our first coloured belt on the S.T.A.R. Team. Over the past 12 months Oliver's Taekwondo has improved very much and he enjoys demonstrating his skills to the younger students and helping them where he can.
SPECIAL TAEKWONDO ASSISTANT ROLE-MODEL!
IT COULD BE YOU!
To be one of our Team Members you must be a blue belt or above, be under 16 years old, train at least twice a week, have a love for Taekwondo, train hard every session that you attend, have a knowledge of all patterns etc that you should know, have a great attitude at every class and enjoy helping the younger members of our clubs!
If you think this could be you then please ask us at class and we will discuss this with you and your parents. Once you are promoted to the S.T.A.R. Team you will receive your TEAM T-shirt and benefit from discounts on club merchandise!