Laura Fox Longdon V Dan (International Instructor and Examiner)
I started training whilst at school under Master Russell Dennis (VIII Dan) (who was my Chemistry Teacher). I achieved my 1st Degree Black Belt in 2004 just as I started a Geography Degree at the University of Birmingham. Whilst at Birmingham I represented the University in the WTF (Olympic Style) winning the student national competitions for both sparring and breaking. I later went on to study for a PGCE and a Masters degree in Teaching and Learning at The University of Oxford. Whilst Studying I gained a coveted ‘Oxford Blue’ representing the University in the Varsity Match and student nationals. I graded to 5th Dan in 2022 under Master Phillip Lear (VII)
I have represented England in both sparring and power test (individual and team events) at several international competitions and tournaments. These include the 2013 ITF World Championships in Spain and the ITF European Championships in Sweden (winning Bronze for sparring and coming 4th for breaking. In 2015, I competed at the ITF World Championships in Italy (winning silver for individual sparring and bronze for team sparring) and the ITF European Championships in Scotland (silver in team sparring and bronze in team power).
I am a fully qualified teacher with an MSc in Teaching and Learning and taught secondary-school Geography for six years, followed by two years training and assessing teachers in the military. I am now a mum of two preschoolers, while continuing to train in and teach Taekwon-Do.
Qualifications: International Instructor/Examiner Cert No.2950, ITF Instructor Plaque No. 608223, BSc PGCE MSc. DBS checked*, First Aid qualified, ITF Umpire Cat C.
Mr Stuart Fox Longdon V Dan (International Instructor and Examiner)
Having met my future wife whilst studying for a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Birmingham, I was persuaded to attend my first lesson in 2005. I moved back to Surrey in 2008 and my commitment to Taekwon-Do has been increasing ever since. I graded to 1st degree under Master Dennis VIII. Since then I have competed in various national competitions and attended various Taekwon-do seminars including International Instructor Courses in Paris (2016), Cardiff (2019) and Newcastle (2022). I have a passion for umpiring and attended my first International Umpire Course in 2019. I am now qualified International Umpire and have umpired at several international competitions.
I completed my International Instructors exam in 2020 in order to become an International Instructor and Examiner. I graded to 5th Degree Black belt in 2023 under Master Chesterman VIII, Master Hewlett VIII and Master Lear VII. I continue to train weekly to master my own Taekwon-do skills. I assist Laura in the design and execution of training at Swift Fox TKD.
Qualifications: ITF Instructor Plaque No. 610679, BSc Sports Ex, DBS checked*, First Aid qualified, ITF Umpire Cat A.
Mrs Nicola Thurgood (Club Safeguarding Officer)
My name is Nicola and I am the Safeguarding Officer for Swift Fox Taekwon-Do classes.
Swift Fox Taekwon-Do are committed to providing a safeguarding environment for all students whilst they enjoy learning the art of Taekwon-Do.
If anyone has any concerns with a child, adult, or instructor within the classes, you can discuss this with me in total confidence in my role as Safeguarding Officer.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
All Swift Fox Taekwon-Do Instructors undertake Safeguarding training as part of their bi-annual Instructor training. In addition, we are pleased to confirm Swift Fox Taekwon-Do has met the NSPCC advance safeguarding standards and is therefore able to display the Safeguarding Code in martial arts logo.
Swift Fox Taekwon-Do is part of the All England Taekwon-Do Association and follows their Safe Guarding Policies and procedure which can be found via the link below.