About Us

About Us – North West TaeKwonDo

Chief Instructor Mr Elliott S Walker – 5th Dan Black Belt

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. 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.

Miss Chloe Bevan 

3rd Dan Black Belt

NWTKD Child Development Officer

Miss Chloe Bevan has been training under Mr Walker for over ten years. 

Miss Bevan regularly competes at National and International Level. Miss Bevan has been a World Sparring Champion on two occasions.

Miss Bevan holds professional qualifications for teaching children, and teaches the 3-5 years, 5-8 years and Kids classes.

Mr Joe Draper

3rd Dan Black Belt

South East Instructor for Dartford

Mr Joe Draper has been training under Mr Walker for over eight years. Mr Draper regularly takes training and oversees the development of the junior grades.

Mr Draper regularly competes and has been International Breaking Champion and has won numerous National medals for his patterns.

Mr Draper has continued to develop the family environment fundamental to the ethos of Dartford TKD.

Mr John Hicks

2nd Dan Black Belt

Assistant Instructor Lancs

Mr Hicks has been training under Mr Walker for over 5 years.  Mr Hicks has been fundamental to the development of Preston TaeKwonDo helping create the family environment.

Mr Hicks helps teach the classes in Preston.

Mr Matt Wyeth

2nd Dan Black Belt

Assistant Instructor Kent

Mr Wyeth has been training under Mr Walker for over ten years.  Mr Wyeth has been fundamental to the development of Dartford TaeKwonDo helping create the family environment.

Mr Wyeth helps teach the classes in Dartford.

Mr Danny Parker

1st Dan Black Belt

Instructor for Preston

Mr Danny Parker has been training under Mr Walker for over 5 years. Mr Parker regularly takes training and oversees the development of the junior grades.

Mr Parker has continued to develop the family environment fundamental to the ethos of Preston TKD.

Mr Ian Westby 

1st Dan Black Belt

Instructor for Darwen & Blackburn

Mr Ian Westby has been trainingwith North West TaeKwonDo for over 5 years. Mr Westby regularly takes training and oversees the development of the junior grades.

Mr Westby has continued to develop the family environment fundamental to the ethos of Darwen TKD.