INSTRUCTORS & ASSISTANTS
Just a little about our Instructors & Assistants
ANDY SAUNDERS, 3rd DAN, INSTRUCTOR
TAGB classes have been running in Torbay since the early 1980's. These classes are instructed by Andy Saunders, 3rd Dan since 2002 who has nearly 25 years Tae Kwon-Do experience.
During this time Andy has trained students through their grades with many attaining Black Belt status and beyond.
Some of these students have gone on to become Instructors and assistant instructors, enabling quality teaching to a high standard.
Andy and his students of all ages and abilities have enjoyed great success at gradings and tournaments achieving many A grades and medals. Many have become regional, national and World Champions in patterns and sparring.
As well as teaching in our clubs, Andy has also taught in many secondary and primary schools in Torbay and the surrounding area in both after school clubs and as part of the senior school curriculum and GCSE syllabus.
Andy is a fully qualified Instructor with the BTC (British Tae Kwon-Do Council) and has a full, enhanced DBS check. In addition Andy is also 1st Aid trained, a fully qualified TAGB Umpire & Referee and has full indemnity and public liability insurance.
Andy has also undertaken safeguarding courses and regularly attends tournaments in his capacity as a Welfare Officer for junior competitors.
LAUREN SAUNDERS, 4th DAN, INSTRUCTOR
Lauren Saunders, 4th Dan has been training at our club since she was 4 and has nearly 20 years Tae Kwon-Do experience.
During this period Lauren has consistency placed highly in regional, national and international competitions, including a Gold Medal at the South West Championships and a bronze medal in patterns at the World Championships held in Birmingham in 2016.
Lauren is the current English National Champion & South West Bronze medallist at Ladies Black Belt Patterns, and current South West Champion in Ladies Black Belt Sparring.
During the summer months Lauren is also an invaluable member of our display team which performs at many schools and events across Torbay.
Due to the experience Lauren has had in Tae Kwon-Do she is able to instruct to a superb standard and impart her knowledge to all of our students here at Tae Kwon-Do Torbay. In addition Lauren has delivered Tae Kwon-Do to both Primary and Secondary schools throughout Torbay and beyond.
Lauren is a fully qualified Instructor with the BTC (British Tae Kwon-Do Council) and has a full, enhanced DBS check.
In addition Lauren is also 1st Aid trained, a fully qualified TAGB Umpire, Assistant Referee and has full indemnity and public liability insurance.