The Instructors

Tim Ayres-Townshend: instructor

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Tim had an early interest in the fighting arts and represented the Royal Air Force at boxing in the early 1980′s. A third degree black belt, Tim has been teaching Tae Kwon Do since 2005, is a qualified instructor and umpire and, of course, is first aid trained and has enhanced DBS clearance.  He has competed in world, national and regional championships and has won medals in patterns and sparring. As well as teaching Tae Kwon Do, Tim runs practical self-defence classes as part of the curriculum at a local secondary school. He is also a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award assessor. Tim has been recognised by Farnham Sports Council at the Farnham Sports Awards for services to sport and, in both 2013 and 2014, received the Farnham Sports Coach of The Year award from Farnham Sports Council.


Evie Ayres-Townshend: assistant instructor

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Evie is a second degree black belt and has been training in Tae Kwon Do since the age of just five years old. She attained her first degree black belt with Tae Kwon Do International (TAGB) in 2007 and, in the same year, competed as a black belt in both sparring and patterns at the TKDI World Championships. Farnham’s Town Mayor chose Evie as the Farnham Young Person of 2007 as a result of her achievements in Tae Kwon Do. Following an impressive tournament record in her early years with the TAGB,  Evie has won championship titles and medals as a black belt in both sparring and patterns at international and national championships hosted by notable Tae Kwon Do organisations, including GTI, PUMA, ITS and LTSI.

Sara Maitland: assistant instructor

Sara has been training in Tae Kwon Do for 11 years and achieved her first degree black belt in 2014. She is keen to develop her skills as a Tae Kwon Do instructor and coach. Sara has also gained experience as instructor of practical self-defence and has assisted with running self-defence workshops for women.

Nick Nawrattel: assistant instructor

A first degree black belt, Nick has been training in Tae Kwon Do for six years and is a valuable member of the team, assisting with teaching many of the technical aspects of Tae Kwon Do across all the classes.