Tim Ayres-Townshend: instructor
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 CRB 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.
Ian Stoneman: assistant instructor
Ian is a first degree black belt and has a great deal of experience in working with children and young people, not only in the dojang, but also in his job with Hampshire County Council. Ian’s contribution to coaching the children makes him a valuable member of the team. Ian is especially adept at teaching the practical application of Tae Kwon Do techniques for self-defence. Ian is first aid trained and has enhanced CRB clearance.
Evie Ayres-Townshend: assistant instructor
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.