The teaching team at Takumi has a combined teaching experience of
over 30 years and most of them are former students of the club.
This is something we like to promote and encourage as we feel it
makes for a better atmosphere.
Takumi does not belong to any one individual, it belongs to the
members, it's a club in every sense of the word and as such many of
the members want to put something back into the club. What
better way to do that than to become an instructor and continue the
future of the club.
In the past we have endeavoured to put detailed profiles of each
instructor on our website but we felt it was time for a change.
We have put a brief summary of the main qualifications that all our
instructors posses and if you want to know a bit more about them,
then simply come along to one of our classes and have a good chat
All Takumi Instructors have sat
rigorous Dan Gradings with well know and respected instructors in
order to obtain their grades.
2. All Takumi Instructors have attended coaching courses run
by Sport Scotland in the following subjects:
■ Good Practice & Child Protection
■ Coaching Young Performers
■ Physiology & Performance
■ Sports Nutrition
3. All "active" Takumi Instructors have been vetted using the
Enhanced Scottish Criminal Records Office (ESCRO) checks.
4. All "active" Takumi Instructors have attended and passed a
course in "Basic First Aid".
5. All "active" Takumi Instructors have Professional Indemnity
Insurance in place.
We use the term "active" as some instructors no
longer teach or are in the process of taking a break from teaching /
training due to other commitments, and as such certain criteria are
not required. However, upon their return all the above
criteria must be met.
During the year we often invite guest instructors along to conduct
courses or simply take one of our classes. Our regular
visitors include Sensei Harry Cook, 7th Dan and Chairman of the
Seijinkai Karate Do Association. Another is Sensei Julian
Mead, 6th Dan and Chairman of the Ryukyu Kobujutsu Association Great
On 31st January 2008, Sensei Steve McKenzie retired from active
karate to pursue his own training and due to other commitments. The
running of the club was passed by him to Carolyn Fisher and Jim Bailey but
Sensei McKenzie is always on hand should they or the club need him.
He will pop in from time to time to train with the members of Takumi, other
CLICK HERE to read his farewell message.
TKD Instruction Team
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