As a former Olympic Athlete and 7th Dan Black Belt, Kathy Hook formed the club in 1996 after a hugely successful competition career to share her skills and experiences. The club has since grown and has enjoyed many great achievements, including having built a team of highly qualified instructors, being awarded CLUBMARK recognition in 2014 and becoming a GB Talent Club in 2016. However, we believe the biggest club accomplishment to date has been to produce national and international champions, witnessing their growth in their journey has been immensely rewarding to us as a club, as instructors, and as sports practitioners.

THE CLUB

Ultimate Taekwondo Club is one of the UK’s most successful Taekwondo Clubs.  Former Olympic Athlete and 7th Dan Black Belt Kathy Hook formed the Club in 1996 after a hugely successful competition career and has enjoyed many great achievements as a coach within Ultimate Taekwondo over the years.

Ultimate Taekwondo are members of British Taekwondo, the Governing Body for Taekwondo in the UK.  We abide by its rules and regulations and are guided by its Policies.  In particular, we refer to and abide by the Collaborative Working Policy and Guidelines which is available to view and/or download on the British Taekwondo website www.britistaekwondo.org.

The club was given CLUBMARK recognition in 2014 and become a GB Talent Club in 2016.

Ultimate Taekwondo started in church halls and leisure centres in the area but is now proud to have its own headquarters ‘The Den’ in Armthorpe, Doncaster.   The Den is a fully matted, fit for purpose full-time training facility.  We have a full range of classes structured to suit everybody.  Whatever your needs we have a class for you.   We have specific ‘TOTS’ classes for 3-6 years old, children’s sessions, family classes, traditional taekwondo sessions and sports taekwondo. Whether you want to attend once a week to get fit or you want to become a world-class athlete we can help.  We tailor training sessions to suit the needs of the students and ensure they achieve their own goals.

Ultimate Taekwondo has helped many students achieve Black Belt status and enforces that with commitment, hard work and dedication you can achieve your goals.  This mindset from coaches and students has helped produce World and European medalists, British Champions and winners of events nationally and internationally.

Ultimate Taekwondo has other branches based in Adwick and Sprotbrough in Doncaster and Shiregreen and Arbourthorne in Sheffield.

So, why not come and have a go? Taekwondo can help improve your confidence, fitness, flexibility and most importantly it’s fun and enjoyable. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or new to the sport, you are always welcome at Ultimate Taekwondo.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Kathy Hook – 7th Dan

Founder of Ultimate Taekwondo
Started Taekwondo in 1982

Personal Competition Career
17 times British Champion
GB  Senior Team member for 12 consecutive years
1992 Olympian – Barcelona
World and European Medallist
2012 UNSUNG HERO for Yorkshire Region of Sports Personality of the Year

Coaching Career
Coached GB Team at World Junior Championships in 1995
Coached GB Team at Senior European Championships 1995
Coached GB Team at World Junior Championships in 2010
Coached GB Team at Youth Olympic Qualification Event in 2010
Coached GB Cadet Team at 2018 European Championships

Current coach to GB Cadet Squad (aged 11-14)
Coach at Ultimate Taekwondo since 1996 and proud coach to over 70 National Champions, European and World Medalists.

David Morrison – 6th Dan

Qualified Patterns Referee
Member of National Patterns Team
Coach to GB National Patterns Team 2014 – 2018
GB Poomsae Team Member 2009 European Championships
GB Poomsae Team Member 2011 European Championships
GB Poomsae Team Member  2010 World Championships
GB Poomsae Team Member 2011 World Uni Games

Sophie Morrison – 5th Dan

Masters Degree 1st in Sports Coaching
Sports Analyst to GB Cadet Team
Represented GB as Sports Analyst at 2018 Cadet European Championships

Paul Dryhurst- 4th Dan

Started training in 1992
Qualified sparring referee
Coach at Ultimate Sheffield

Winner of many domestic Championships in Patterns and Sports Taekwondo

Luke Millar – 4th Dan

British Championship medallist
Coach to Ultimate Adwick

Jenny Furness – 4th Dan

Assistant Instructor at Ultimate Taekwondo

Tyler Barwell

Former Team Ultimate elite player and GB Development Squad Member
Winner of many domestic and international medals
Coach at Tots sessions

Mason Yarrow

Currently a Team Ultimate elite player and a member of the GB Development Squad. Mason has represented Great Britain in a number of World and European Championships, including the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. He is World Bronze medallist and Junior and Senior British Champion

Mason is a newly appointed coach and will be a huge asset to the club’s sports fighting team.

Owen Turner

Current team captain and 5 times British Champion.  He is also former European Champion in the cadet age group.   Owen is a great team captain and a hugely respected mentor of the sports fighting athletes in the club

ABOUT TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo is a diverse and exciting sport and has two main aspects to it The Traditional Martial Art and the Olympic Sports Taekwondo side.

Traditional Taekwondo covers the whole Martial Art developed in ancient Korea.  It consists of learning the core basics of the art.  Students practice kicking, striking and punching as well as the discipline and philosophy of the Art.   Traditional Taekwondo is the route to becoming a Black Belt. In traditional lessons, patterns will be learnt and practised to achieve standards for Gradings.   Self-defence, knife defence and breaking boards will also be taught to students.    There is also an opportunity for students to take part in pattern competitions.

Sports Taekwondo is the faster-paced more dynamic side, where students take part in competitions.  Dedication and hard work is key to achieving at the highest level but competition sparring is open to everyone as every champion was once a beginner!

At Ultimate Taekwondo we have coaches that specialise in both the traditional and the Sports side of Taekwondo.   We can help you achieve whatever you want to achieve.

But Taekwondo is much more!  It promotes a healthy lifestyle, improved fitness, increased confidence, achieving personal goals and at Ultimate Taekwondo we are a big Taekwondo family.  Everybody is welcome at this successful and friendly Club.

Just contact us to arrange your first session.

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