Meet Our Team
Club Secretary & Assistant Instructors
Club Secretary: Samantha (Sam) Evans
As well as having the responsibility for all Secretary admin duties, Sam Evans takes on a key role and is responsible for ensuring that Enhanced DBS/CRB checks are completed and renewed on time (every 3 years), ensures implementation of the NAKMAS (National Governing Body) Welfare Policies, Child Safeguarding & Protection, Ethics & Conduct, Health & Safety, Equality.
All of our Assistant Instructors have undergone Elite TKD Academy's Assistant Instructors training course which provides each of them with the necessary skills and teaching methods, which enables each Assistant Instructor to deliver and teach at a high and consistent level. Our Assistant Instructors are trained to help get the very best out of everyone of our students regardless of age or grade.
Junior Assistant Instructor: Ryan Evans-Keeling 2nd Degree Black belt
Ryan's Tae Kwon-Do journey started at 7 years of age and has been training at Elite TKD Academy for last 9 years. He was also the clubs first student to achieve black belt status in 2010. Ryan has great technical ability in both patterns and sparring which has secured him many medal positions on the competition circuit. Awarded 'Student Of The Year Award' in 2007, at just 14 years old Ryan successfully achieved 2nd Degree black belt.
He successfully achieved 2nd ranked Elite TKD Competitor of the Year 2015 (Gold x 4, Silver x 4 and Bronze x 2 medals).
Ryan is also a committed Team Elite Squad Member - Team Elite training sessions are held every Saturday with the key focus on training for tournament success. Ryan has achieved a number of medal positions on the national tournament circuit - Golds, Silver & Bronze.
Junior Assistant Instructor: Abbi Evans-Keeling 2nd Degree Black belt
Abbi commenced her training at just 5 years old. She has trained extremely hard over the last 6 years and at the age of 9 she successfully achieved her 1st Degree Black belt. Abbi has exceptional technical ability which has seen her secure a number of 'A' Pass gradings. To achieve these kind of grades at such a young age Abbi has consistently trained and always demonstrated a high standard.
Abbi was awarded 'Student Of The Year' 2012, 2014 & 2015.
She has also achieved Elite TKD Competitor of the year 2015 ( Gold x 7, Silver x 3 and Bronze x 4 medals).
Abbi is a committed Team Elite Squad Member - Team Elite training sessions are held every Saturday with the key focus on training for tournament success. Abbi has achieved a number of medal positions on the national tournament circuit - Golds, Silver & Bronze.
Junior Assistant Instructor: Joss Freeman 1st Degree Black belt
Joss's Tae Kwon-Do journey started just over 5 years ago his determination, hard work and perseverance led to him achieving 'A' Pass Grades throughout all of his gradings which he was awarded 'Outstanding Achievement Award' in 2014 in recognition for this achievement. Joss successfully passed his 1st Degree Black belt on 16th May 2015 after 5 years of hard consistent training, he was also awarded 'Student Of The Year' in 2012.
Joss is a committed Team Elite Squad Member - gaining a number of medal positions at national level including a Silver for Patterns at the PUMA World Championships 2014.
*Here at Elite TKD Academy we apply and adopt a continuous improvement mindset meaning we are always striving for excellence.
Assistant Instructors Level 1 Certification