Laura Fox Longdon IV Dan (International Instructor)
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 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. I now train and assess aspiring teachers, 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 IV Dan (Assistant Instructor)
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. However, work commitments prevented me from attending regular training for several years.
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 in 2011. Since then I have competed in various competitions (as a participant and umpire) and attended various Taekwon-do seminars. The highlights this year have been attending both the International Umpire Course (IUC) and the International Instructors Course (IIC) in Cardiff, Wales.
I graded to 4th Degree Black belt in 2019 under Master Chesterman and Master Lear and 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 and teach at Mr Adams classes too.
Qualifications: ITF Instructor Plaque No. 502627, BSc Sports Ex, DBS checked*, First Aid qualified, ITF Umpire Cat B.
Mr Paul Adams VI Dan (International Instructor)
Mr Adams is our current Taekwon-Do Instructor and we are delighted to work with him for gradings and other association events.
He is a full time Instructor with over 200 students (white belt to IV Dan) currently training under him. He has been teaching Taekwon-Do and self-defence classes for the last 16 years. As well as running his own taekwon-Do classes, Mr Adams works with local schools both privately and through the 'Sainsbury's Active Kids' & Sport Relief schemes to encourage participation and an active life style in children. He currently holds the post of Assistant Coach to the National Squad and regularly coaches at international competitions such as the European and World Championships. Several of his students have been selected for the national team over the last ten years.
Qualifications: International Instructor/Examiner Cert No.1583, DBS Checked*, First Aid qualified, ITF Umpire Cat B.
* DBS stands for "Disclosure and Barring Service" which is the UK government checks for working with children. These were formally known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) certificates. All instructor certificates and qualifications are avilable to view on request.
Mrs Celina Holdstock (Club Safeguarding Officer)
My name is Celina Holdstock and I am the Safeguarding Officer for Camberley and Farnborough 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.
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