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Jon Ward
  • Club Director

  • Tang Soo Do 6th Dan

  • Level 4: Senior Instructor 

  • Tang Soo Do International Referee 

  • First Aid First aid at work 

Started Tang Soo Do – June 1985
4th Dan Master – November 2004
5th Dan Master – May 2011

6th Dan Master - September 2017

Master Ward started practising the Martial Art of Tang Soo Do in 1985 at the age of 21 under the tuition of Master Kim Tong Mun.

“I started because a friend of mine at work had started and was constantly enthusing how good it was and being brought up in the generation where Bruce Lee was at his height, I thought I’d go and have a look. Little did I know that all these years later I’d love it and owe it so much. By the way my friend quit after a couple of months. His loss.”

Master Ward believes that the training should be a challenge and yet enjoyable. “I’m very proud of all my students, many of whom are also instructors. I know anybody could come to my club and be met with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where everyone helps everyone else.”

Master Ward’s main fields of expertise are self defense, the continual development of all practitioners (including himself), forms (Hyungs/Kata’s), weapons, self-defence, breaking techniques, physical fitness and getting the very best out of all who practice Tang Soo Do.

Master Ward has had the privilege in studying under many highly respected Martial Artists such as:

In the Martial Art of Tang Soo Do (grades are believed accurate at the time of publishing)

  • Grandmaster Kim Tong Mun

  • Grandmaster J. C. Shin 8th Dan (U.S.A.) – President of World Tang Soo Do Association and first Instructor to Chuck Norris (Martial Arts Film Star)

  • Grand Master Andy Ah Po

  • Master Beaudoin Ph.D 7th Dan (U.S.A.)

  • Master Strong Ph.D 6th Dan (U.S.A.)

  • Master Rutherford 6th Dan (U.S.A.)

  • Master Whitten 5th Dan (U.S.A.)

  • Master Britt 5th Dan (U.S.A.)>Master Khan 5th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master Washington 7th Dan (Australia)

  • Master Ballerino 5th Dan (Italy)

  • Master Debaca 5th Dan (U.S.A.)

  • Master Johnson 5th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master Trogemann 4th Dan (Germany)

  • Master Green 4th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master Lee 4th Dan (Holland)

  • Master Carter 4th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master Adlington 6th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master Keerie 4th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master Wick 4th Dan (Canada)

  • Master Zamperelli 4th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master White 5th Dan (U.K)

  • Master Thorne 4th Dan (U.K)

  • Master Butcher 4th Dan (U.K.)

  • Master Evans 4th Dan (U.K)

  • Steve Chamberlain 2nd Dan (U.K.)

In other Martial Arts

  • Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace

  • Master Phil Hughes Jujitsu

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