Instructors

Chief  Instructor: Chris Wood 6th degree

Mr Chris Wood, currently 6th degree TaekwonDo blackbelt and Examiner, first started teaching for the Adult Education Authority at Heles School in 1979. He has now been a full time martial arts instructor for over 25 years. Over that time, Mr Wood has developed SCMA, taught thousands of students, and hundreds to blackbelt level; many of his blackbelts have themselves reached very senior levels in TaekwonDo.

In addition to TaekwonDo, the art of Kickboxing was introduced to SCMA some years ago. This has proved to be a great platform to deliver many of the other diverse martial arts styles Mr Wood has practiced, including Karate, Western Boxing, Muay Thai and Ju-Jitsu.

Debbie Young, 3rd degree TaekwonDo, 2nd degree Kickboxing

Mrs Young is a full time Instructor for both TaekwonDo and Kickboxing. She also runs the club administration and organising events. Debbie started training with SCMA in 2005 as a white belt.  She has progressed through the ranks and in 2016 attained her TaekwonDo 3rd degree under Grand Master Nicholls.  She also holds a 2nd degree black belt in kickboxing. Debbie has a level 3 NVQ in childcare.

Stuart Toghill 4th degree

Mr Toghill began training in Bujinkai Karate in 1980, and took up TaekwonDo in 1985.  He gained his Black Belt in 1990 under Grand Master Hee Il Cho.  He ran his own club in Cornwall and has trained in both ITF and WTF TaekwonDo styles.

Mr Toghill joined SCMA in 2010 and has since gained his 4th degree black belt and qualified as an International Instructor.  He trains regularly with Grand Master Nicholls, and is currently the South West Senior Patterns champion.  

Instructor's Assistants

Rhys Roffey 3rd degree

Rhys has been training at SCMA for almost 12 years, joining as a Little Dragon. He gained his 1st degree in 2012 and in the same year competed in his first national competition as a black belt.

Rhys has gained many British, English and UK titles and in 2016 represented Team UK in the World Championships, winning bronze in under 18's Sparring. Rhys has recently been selected by Team GB under the Talent Pathway where he is training for future selections in Team GB Taekwondo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

All Instructors are fully qualified and DBS checked, and also qualified in first aid.