Instructor Team

Head Instructor - Gareth Pritchard 5th dan


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 have been very fortunate during my own competitive career to win some tournaments :-

2018 Taekwondo International World Champion - Team Patterns

2016 Taekwondo International World Champion - Team Patterns 

2015 WTA World Champion - Team Sparring

2010 British Champion

2010 English Champion

18 x Welsh Closed Champion (Welsh based clubs/students only)

2 x Midlands Open Champion

2 x North Wales Open Champion

2 x Student of the Year Winner

2017 European Championships Silver Medal Winner

Also many other Silver and Bronze medals and trophies in sparring, team sparring, patterns and team patterns.

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.

Instructor - Michael Pritchard 3rd dan


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 2007at 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.

Some of my titles include:-

2018 Taekwondo International World Champion

2016 Taekwondo International World Champion

2015 British Champion in both Patterns and Sparring

2018 - 2 x World Bronze medalist

2017 - 3 x European Bronze Medalist

2015 English Open Champion

2008, 2017 Welsh Open Champion

2018 Northern Ireland Champion 2 x Golds

2012, 2018 North Wales Open Champion

16 x Welsh Closed Champion

Midlands Open Champion

2015 WTA World Championships Silver

2 x Ruthin Student of the Year winner

Plus many other silver and bronzes along the way.

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.

Assistant Instructor - TKD Tigers Instructor


Lea Edwards - 3rd Dan

Lea is a 3rd degree black belt and has been training in Taekwondo for many years. Lea is a TKD Tigers instructor and families class assistant and really enjoys helping the younger students Taekwondo skills develop.

Class Assistant


Abbie Pritchard - 1st 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.

Class Assistant


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 younger students.

S.T.A.R. Team Captain


Lewis Byles - 1st Dan

Lewis is a 1st Degree black belt and during his time training in Taekwondo he has become the Welsh, English, Scottish and British Champion. Also winning Silver and bronze medals on European and World level. Lewis really enjoys helping the younger students at the classes.

S.T.A.R. Team Member


Finlay Howie - 1st Dan

Finlay began training with us over 6 years ago in our TKD Tigers class. Finlay has shown all the tenants of Taekwondo to continue to compete despite not getting the results that he wanted, that was until this year when he won his first medal at the Welsh Championships followed by a bronze at the British Championships. Finlay is a great role model for the younger students to follow in his footsteps.

S.T.A.R. Team Member


S.T.A.R. Team



To be one of our Team Members you must be a red belt or above, be under 15 years old, train at least twice a week, have a love for Taekwondo, train hard every session that you attend 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!