Hillingdon Instructor Jane Barrett, Silver medallist Taekwondo ChungDoKwan National Championships 2010 & 2011
2011 - Jane added a Bronze medal to her tally at the Gurkha Open Championships in the Poomsae competition
above: Jane on her way to a silver medal at the 2010 Taekwondo ChungDoKwan National Championships,a feat she repeated in 2011
above: Jane with husband Andy (centre) & son Ryan (front right), pictured with Con & Adam Halpin
and below, on the occasion of her promotion to Black Belt with Grandmaster Park Soo Nam (9th Dan)
below: Jane teaching at her club, which runs on Tuesday evenings at Colham Manor School, Violet Ave, Hillingdon.
An excellent start saw 20 new members sign up to train by the second lesson, and the class now has c.30 members and has expanded to two lessons.
above: Jane (in blue) fighting in competition
Prior to this, she herself had gained valuable teaching experience at the main Brotherhood dojang in Eastcote, where, under the watchful eyes of Wayne Gates & Con Halpin, she was given teaching responsibilities with classes with a variety of grades. Satisfied with her abilities, she was given the go ahead to open the class and the response after just 2 weeks, has more than justified that decision. She is assisted by husband, Andy, himself a 2nd Dan Black Belt.
(above) Jane training at the dojang in Field End School, Eastcote
Her success as a poomsae competitor, which earned her a gold medal at the British Championships as a kup grade, will provide her new students with invaluable experience on which to draw.
Since attaining her Black Belt, Jane has twice been a Silver medallist at the Taekwondo ChungDoKwan National Poomsae Championships (2010 and 2011),
Jane is of course, fully insured and CRB (police) checked, as well as first aid trained.
Below: Instructor Jane Barrett is presented with her Kukkiwon (Black Belt) certificate, from World Taekwondo Head-Quarters in Korea. The presentation was made at the Brotherhood main dojang in Eastcote, by her Instructors, Wayne Gates (6th Dan), Con Halpin (6th Dan), Donette Gates-Day (4th Dan) & Kevin George (4th Dan).