Instructors

Chief Instructor – Master Eddie Ellison, 6th Dan

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Eddie has been practicing taekwondo for 30 years and started his first club at Lancaster University in 1999. Since then Eddie has opened clubs across the Northwest and has taught and graded hundreds of people, many of whom have gone on to gain the ultimate achievement – their black belt.

Eddie is a full time taekwondo and PE teacher working tirelessly in schools and leisure centres across the Northwest to encourage people of all ages to do more sport and keep fit.

Eddie was National Sparring Champion in 1987 and gained bronze medal in the 1989 Olympic team trials. He is keen to pass on this knowledge of sparring technique along with his extensive poomsae knowledge as a National Class B Judge.

Eddie knows that you never stop learning and so trains regularly with Master Ian Lennox, 7th Dan, the BTCB Technical Director and with Master Steve Baker 6th Dan Ju Jitsu and loves to share his new knowledge with his students.

  • National Champion 1987
  • Bronze medal – Olympic Team Trials 1989
  • National Poomsae Judge, Class B

Email: eddie@ellisonstkd.co.uk

 

Master Becky Gordon, 5th Danbecky

Becky started Taekwondo in 2002 when she joined Lancaster University. She was the first university student at Lancaster to go from white belt to black belt and since then has helped many others also achieve this.

Becky is a keen instructor and has a club in Lancaster with Alex which has been running since 2008 and teaches at Lancaster University every Monday night .

Becky trained with the National Poomsae squad between 2008-12 and represented Great Britain at the 2009 European Poomsae Championships. She has taken a break from competitions but is hoping to compete again in 2014. Becky  regularly trains with Master Gemma Biescas (Poomsae National Coach) and Grand Master Shin 9th to enable her to be at the top of her game and will always pass on her knowledge to students in the hope that they will also be selected for the national squad.

  • National Poomsae Champion 2011 & 2012
  • Represented Great Britain at the European Poomsae Championships 2009
  • Member of the National Poomsae Squad for Great Britain
  • National Poomsae Judge, class B

Email: becky@ellisonstkd.co.uk

 

Alex Gordon, 4th Danalex

Alex has a club in Lancaster which he has been running since 2008 and occasionally teaches at Lancaster University or as a cover instructor for other clubs when Eddie is on holiday.

Alex trained with the national poomsae squad from 2008 – 2011 and was an active poomsae judge during this period gaining B class status in 2010.

  • 3rd place – British National Poomsae Championships – 2008 – 1st Senior Male
  • 2nd place – Finnish Open – 2010 – 1st Team Male
  • National Poomsae Judge, Class B

Email: alex@ellisonstkd.co.uk