Instructor: Lisa Southard Third Degree Black Belt.
Lisa began training in May 2006 and gained her First Degree Black Belt in 2010. She became an Assistant Instructor in 2011, and an Instructor in 2017.
'There's so much to Tae Kwon-Do, I never tire of it. I wish I had started sooner but discovering it as a grown up is not a disadvantage. It's like being given your playtime back: here's something you can engage with on levels from brute to academic. I've been inspired to write, illustrate and publish a book to help students aged eight and up to learn the pattern meanings, as well as a series of children's stories which help to explain the tenets. And much more planned: but I intend to keep teaching even if I do get famous. It's the best job I've ever had!'
Instructor: Guy Southard Sixth Degree Black Belt.
Guy started training in Tae Kwon-Do on 17th April 1991 with the TAGB, gained his First Degree Black Belt in 1994, and became a fully qualified Club Instructor in 1995. He has been teaching continuously since then.
As is the case for all TAGB Instructors Mr Southard holds up to date and regularly updated first aid qualifications, full PI insurance, an enhanced DBS check, and is recognised by the British Tae Kwon-Do Council.
All of his clubs are members of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council.
The BTC are the governing body for Tae Kwon-Do as recognised by Sport England.
He has taught at Callington, Launceston, Exmouth, Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth over the course of his career, as well as Bude, Okehampton and Plymouth.
'What I love best about teaching is seeing the lights go on: seeing someone understanding a technique or achieving something that they didn't think they could do. Knowing you have helped someone to fulfil their potential! I am very lucky doing a job I enjoy. I remember thinking what if I hate it, because it's become my job? But that hasn't happened yet, nearly twenty years later. I still never tire of learning and exploring the art, finding new applications for techniques, learning more about the