Chief Instructor Mr Elliott S Walker – 6th Dan Black Belt
About Kent TaeKwonDo
Mr Walker began training in TaeKwonDo in 1989 aged 15 with Mr Brian Williams 7th Dan Black Belt at the North West TAGB Clubs. He achieved his 7th Kup before he joined the British Army. After this he trained at various clubs and associations in the UK including the UKTA, BUTF, GTI and WTF clubs. He graded with the TAGB until his 1st Kup, during this time he was graded by such examiners as Master Ron Sergiew, Master Kenny Walton, and Dorian Bytom at his academy.
Mr Walker achieved his Black Belt with North West TaeKwonDo, Mr Brian Williams’ new association. After this time Mr Walker began instructing and has continued to grade, achieving his 5th Dan Black Belt with Mr Williams and his 6th Dan with Master Hay Harris. Mr Walker was posted to Germany whilst in the Army, here he trained with a WTF club learning the different kicking techniques which the WTF utilise. Mr Walker also trained in Canada during his time in the Army.
In the forming of the Army Martial Arts Association, Mr Walker was selected for the British Army TaeKwonDo Team, and was present in the team until he left HM Forces. During that time Mr Walker was British Army Patterns and Sparring Champion. Mr Walker also contributed to the Army becoming Inter Service Champions on numerous occasions. Mr Walker now focuses on passing on his vast experience to his students and has also been asked to appear in TKD patterns books, and has trained numerous champions at local, national and world level competitions.
Mr Joe Draper – 4th Dan
South East Instructor for Dartford
Mr Joe Draper has been training under Mr Walker for over thirteen years.
Mr Draper regularly takes training and Mr Draper regularly competes and has been International Breaking Champion and has won numerous medals for patterns.
Mr Draper has continued to develop the family environment fundamental to the ethos of Dartford TKD.
Mr Marcus O’Brien – 2nd Dan
Mr Marcus O’Brien is an Assistant Instructor. Mr O’Brien has been training under Mr Draper for over 6 years.
Mr O’Brien regularly takes training and oversees the development of the junior grades and Children’s Classes. Mr O’Brien regularly competes at National Level.