Alton Martial Arts Academy are very pleased to announce the promotion of assistant instructor Mr Paul Davis to 4th Degree, at a recent testing in Kent.
Mr Davis has had an interest in martial arts from an early age, starting Judo lessons at the age of 10. He first started his Taekwon-Do training in 1983, training with Grand Master Raymond Choy, who was then a 4th degree at the Hillingdon School of Taekwon-Do in West London. Coincidentally, this was the same school that (his now instructor) Mr Paul Adams 5th degree joined 10 years later! During his time there Mr Davis was graded as a coloured belt by First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha the father of Taekwon-Do in the UK.
Subsequent years saw Mr Davis working in different parts of the UK and training with different Taekwondo instructors including Master Ron Sergiew and Master Kenny Walton both of the TAGB. During this period Mr Davis also trained with Master Eldon at his WTF Taekwondo Academy in Plumstead. His thirst for knowledge included training in free style Karate.
Settling in Hampshire in 2005 Mr Davis turned his focus back to the Ch’ang Hon Taekwon-Do pattern system training with Mr Adams at his “LEARN TKD” schools, attaining 3rd Degree Black Belt under the examination of Grand Master Nardizzi. Now at the age of 52, Mr Davis was successfully examined for his 4th degree by Master Lear.
Taekwon-Do has been an important part of his life for so many years and now as a 4th Degree International Instructor, he looks forward to continuing his development through the teaching of others at Alton Martial Arts Academy and sharing the positive things Taekwondo has given him.