Our highly experienced instructors are fully qualified, insured, and DBS checked. We are registered with the United Kingdom Taekwon-do Association, International Taekwon-do Fedaration, and the British Taekwon-do Council which is recognised by the UK Sports Council as the only governing body for Taekwon-do in the United Kingdom.

Mr Christopher Black

Mr Christopher Black

V Degree International Instructor

Chief instructor to NEST Taekwon-do, Mr Black has over 30 years experience training and teaching Taekwon-do.

Mr Black is a World Champion, with a successful career competing for Wales. Having earned many National, International, European, and World medals, including European 2017 double Bronze Medallist, and World 2018 Gold Medallist.

Mr Paul Bateman

Mr Paul Bateman

I Degree Assistant Instructor

Mr Bateman is our North Yorkshire instructor, having established several classes across North Yorkshire.

Mr Richard Bairstow

Mr Richard Bairstow

I Degree Assistant Instructor

Mr Bairstow assists with teaching at all of our sessions across Teesside. A former Teesside University student, he helps teach at the University and with the running of the club.

Mr Marc Matthews

Mr Marc Matthews

I Degree Assistant Instructor

Mr Matthews assists with teaching at our Teesside venues, and also assists teaching at our Tots classes.

Mr Alex Esplin

Mr Alex Esplin

I Degree Assistant Instructor

Mr Esplin is a successful National Champion, having achieved multiple Gold Medals in all events. He assists with teaching across our Teesside classes, and at Teesside University.

Mr Perrie Osborn

Mr Perrie Osborn

I Degree Assistant Instructor

Mr Osborn is a National Champion, having a successful career he made his European debut in 2017 at the European Championships.