Our black belts

Being a black belt is about more than being physically proficient. A black belt is a role model, a leader within the school and someone who gives back to others. The following people have achieved black belt status under Master Tammy Parlour.

 2nd degree black belts = Jo-saboumnim (Assistant instructor)

Michael Watson

Chur Poon

Anna Glover

 1st degree black belts

Justin Presser

Ricardo Pacheco

Sirvan Can

Richard Cox

Chris Hardy

Duncan Horn

Paul Brooks

Ben Smith

Chris Lee Tan

Sharon Lougher

Vladimir Tinine

Paul Murray

Eile Gibson

Michi Lutz

Michi Lutz

Douglas Paul

Douglas Paul

Ben Cattaneo

Ben Cattaneo

Anna Forberg

Lukasz Wisniowski

Lukasz Wisniowski

Tim Barlow

Tim Barlow

Kevin Fox

Etiquette / how to address a black belt
Black belts are referred to as Mr. or Ms. and their last name. More senior black belts also hold the following rank:

  • 2nd dan = Assistant Instructor = Jo-saboumnim
  • 3rd dan = Deputy Instructor = Boo-saboumnim
  • 4th dan = Internationally recognised instructor level = Saboumnim (pronounced sob – bum – nim). Saboumnim means ‘teacher’. To differentiate between one instructor and another, use the last name, for example: Jones Saboumnim.
  • 5th dan = Junior Master. Has authority to grade students.
  • 6th dan (and above) = Independent Master = Kwanjangnim (pronounced kwan – jahng – nim). Kwan-jang-nim means ‘school owner’.  Our school/style is ‘Wol Ge Kwan’.
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