Club Instructors

Noel Downer Noel Downer

Mr Noel Downer is a 6th Degree Black Belt.  Club Owner and Senior Instructor.

He is fully qualified with the T.A.G.B. He is also a fully Qualified Umpire and Referee with the T.A.G.B. Regularly attends and competes at tournaments and holds several titles along the way from national to regional. I get a buzz from competing win or lose as my master once said 'it's not about the winning its about the taking part'.

James Mitchell James Mitchell

My name is James Mitchell and I hold a 3rd degree black belt in tae Kwon do.
I began my journey at the age of 13 years old wanting to be like Bruce Lee, Jean Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal after seeing the magic they performed on screen.
I achieved my black belt in 1999 at the young age of 18.
In 2000 I was awarded student of the year for the southwest area which was an excellent achievement as the standard within the T.A.G.B is very high.
In 2002 I became a qualified instructor.
I am also a qualified umpire and referee for the sport side of the art.
In 2003 I joined the police, and having a background in martial arts has saved me on more than one occasion.
In 2006 I took on a secondary role to my normal police duties as a tactical defence instructor, teaching officers control and restraint, pressure points, conflict management, baton and handcuffing. I am very passionate about what I do and take great pride in my teachings and my martial art.
My big passion is Self- defence, but not simply learning and teaching techniques but the

Mind-set behind each, the fear when attacked and the understanding of an attacker. It is easy to teach a technique on how to get out of a situation such as a headlock but the learning comes from not being in that position in the first place and learning how to avoid doing so.
I do a lot of research on self- defence in addition to my knowledge of my art and have a lot to offer as an instructor.

3rd degree black belt
Qualified instructor
Qualified umpire
Qualified referee
CRB cleared
First aid trained



Keanu Downer Keanu Downer

Mr Keanu Downer is a 4th Degree Black Belt, and have been training since the age of 5 he earned his 1st degree in October 2004. In April 2012 at the age of 17  he was promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt. He have competed in every competition since yellow belt, National and Regional and holds a title in every one. His first adult fight came at the age of 16 in the South West Championships he took a bronze medal in the individuals. Now has his sights set on a World Championship medal. Keanu is also a Qualified Instructor, Umpire and a Part 1 Referee. 

Keanu is also a  Personal Trainer and fitness Instructor.

After 2 months out of training due to a cruciate ligament operation keanu had the world championshios approaching.

On July 16th 2016 at the World Championships at the Barclaycard Arena Keanu took a bronze medal in point stop sparring and then on sunday the 17th he took a silver medal taking the 2 time world champion to the limit with only 5 minutes between the semis and the finals to get a rest. He fought exceptional being beaten both days by the 2 time now 3 time world champ from canada. 

Two years on we are ready for round 2nd time of trying.

Keanu took gold at the World Championships to become 2018 World Champion on the weekend of 21st  and 22 July at the Barclaycard Centre Birmingham.


All of our instructors are fully CRB Checked.