To become an Instructor at LCTKD, you need to have extensive martial arts experience, hundreds of hours of supervised teaching, and have completed a lengthy and demanding specialist martial arts Instructor course.  Our qualifications are much more demanding than any other martial arts school we know.

Co-founder of LCTKD Gareth R. Hall, with well over 20 years of martial arts experience in Karate, TaeKwonDo and Mugai Ryu, is our Chief Instructor.

The other co-founder, Neil R. Hall, is our Director of Internal Arts and LCTKD International.  These days, he writes and teaches Tai Chi, Ensodo, Japanese Sword and specialist self defence.  Neil still teaches TaeKwonDo at Ashton-under-Hill and publishes books with self defence specialist with 30 years of martial arts experience, Senior Instructor Dee Milbery.  Dee’s son, Rhys Milbery, is also one of our Instructors, teaching TaeKwonDo.

Double Black Belt with well over 20 years of experience, and one of LCTKD’s longest standing students Jon Alagoa, is our London Director and Competition Coach.  He is supported in Chinatown by another Instructor, and LCTKD’s longest standing student, Susanna Fung.  

Helen Hall, a yoga teacher for more than 20 years  and with more than 15 years in martial arts, a psychologist, and a specialist in training is now our Director of Education and Training.  Helen specialises in teaching younger students, and now teaches our TaeKwonDo classes at Moreton-in-Marsh and Kitebrook, as well as many of our special events.

Rebecca Nevin joined us at Chipping Campden school as a beginner, and went on to qualify not only as a Black Belt, but also as an Instructor, and she now teaches TaeKwonDo.

Drew Hall, with well over 20 years of martial arts experience and a third degree black belt in TaeKwonDo, manages our office as Director of Information and Resources, and teaches TaeKwonDo, Kickboxing and stick work.

Ravi Luggah and Rich Edkins both learnt their martial arts at LCTKD and went on to qualify as Instructors.  Sami Remili, qualified in WTF Taekwondo and creator of DFS, leads our work on DFS.

We also have 8 Tutors currently teaching.  Joe Aspey teaches Ensodo and Janet Campbell TaeKwonDo, and there are six Tai Chi tutors: Sue Smith, Jude Wood, Mike Coleman, David O’Brien, Jo Gleeson and Nick Warren.

All our classes are also supported by well qualified Assistant Instructors, Teaching Assistants and Junior Leaders.  

Meet the Team

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This page tells you about our Instructors, but we wouldn’t want to forget the enormous contribution made by our many Assistant Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Junior Leaders - all of whom have had to pass difficult courses in the teaching of martial arts.

A big thanks, too, for all those who help us with the marketing, administration, and various aspects of the running of LCTKD.  We are very proud to have such a great team.