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Our Team

Our team of instructors are experienced martial artists with training across several different martial arts styles. Fully qualified (teacher trained and martial art qualified), insured and DBS checked, your safety and progression is their number one priority. We also have instructors who are qualified in safeguarding, first aid and career, information, advice & guidance.

Sally Gleaves, 5th Degree

Head Coach & Director of WMA

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More than just a local martial arts instructor!


A Snapshot:

  • 27 Years Experience

  • Multiple National and World Medalist

  • Numerous sports and coaching awards

  • Member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation England National Team, 2021-present.

  • Member of the All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation Women's Committee - leading equality for women in Taekwon-Do

  • Educational Lead for the International Taekwon-Do Federation England, working with the International Taekwon-Do Federation Coaches Committee on coach development

  • Qualified Teacher, Personal Trainer & Sports Coach

  • Featured in the Totally Taekwon-Do magazine 


Ms. Sally Gleaves, an experienced martial artist, found her way to Taekwon-Do after enduring a challenging experience with bullying during her school days. What initially began as a solution to combat bullying and boost her confidence evolved into a lifelong passion and commitment.


With an impressive 27 years of experience in Taekwon-Do and a proficiency in diverse martial arts such as Karate, Kickboxing, MMA, and Aikido, Sally achieved her adult 1st Dan Black Belt in 2003 under Master Hopwood 8th Dan. Subsequently, she continued her journey by attaining her 2nd and 3rd Dans in 2004 and 2006, progressing to an ITF 4th Dan in 2012 under Master Wolf 8th Dan, and ultimately reaching a 5th Dan in 2018.

As a member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation England National Team, Sally has proudly represented England in national and international competitions, earning medals in patterns, sparring, and destruction. Notable accolades include being named GTI Competitor of the Year for patterns in 2008 and 2011/2012, as well as securing five World Championship medals. Beyond her accomplishments in Taekwon-Do, Sally was previously part of the World Karate and Kickboxing Union England team in 2013.


Post her 1st Dan Black Belt, Sally discovered her calling in Taekwon-Do instruction and embarked on a journey to become a qualified teacher. In 2012, she pursued and completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further Education), specialising in teaching Taekwon-Do. This achievement marked a significant milestone as Sally expanded her expertise, combining her passion for martial arts with a formal education in teaching. She worked in the education sector until 2022.


Sally's commitment to education and fostering an inclusive environment in Taekwon-Do is further demonstrated by her role as a valuable member of the AETF Women's Committee. She actively contributes to the committee's mission and promotes women's equality, safety, participation and excellence in Taekwon-Do. This dual commitment, both as an instructor and an advocate for women in martial arts, showcases Sally's dedication to the holistic development and advancement of the Taekwon-Do community.

Sally is not only a martial artist but also a leader in safeguarding and awareness. She delivers keynote presentations to national associations and members of the ITF, raising awareness of sexual grooming and safeguarding. Her commitment to creating a safe and informed community is evident in her advocacy and educational efforts.

Sally plays a pivotal role as the leader of Coach Development for ITF England, working alongside the ITF Coaches Committee. Sally conducts coach development workshops and courses nationally and internationally. She currently stands as the sole provider of Level 2 coaching qualifications for ITF Taekwon-Do in England via the awarding body 1st4sport, showcasing her commitment to enhancing coaching standards and nurturing the growth of emerging martial arts instructors. Presently, she is deeply engaged in the ongoing development of coaches for the England National Team, solidifying her prominent position in the realm of coach development.


Sally's commitment to professional development extends to her role as a qualified Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor. While many martial arts instructors lack formal qualifications, Sally holds Level 3 Personal Training and Level 2 Sports Coaching qualifications, ensuring that her sessions are both physically and mentally safe.


Her extensive qualifications include:

  • Level 7 Certificate in Sports Coach Development (Currently Completing)

  • PGCE (FE) Teaching - Subject specialism in Martial Arts

  • Level 2 Coaching Inclusive Martial Arts

  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • Level 2 Exercise and Mental Health


  • First Aid Trained

  • Mental Health First Aid Trained

  • Enhanced DBS checked

Sally's remarkable journey is adorned with World Titles, including:

  • Gold - World ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships 2020, 2021 & 2022

  • Silver - World Kickboxing Union World Championships 2013

  • Bronze - Unified ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships 2013

In the News


Super Sally

Sports Awards 2013 Community Club of the Year

Learning Martial Arts to Stop Bullying

​Sports Awards 2015 Coach of the Year

Worcester Women in Sport

Sally Lands Top Award

​Coach of the Year 2015

5th Degree Black Belt

Work in the community with Councillor Richard Udall

BBC Radio Interview.mp3
About Sally

Our Coaches

Adam Monks | 3rd Degree

Adam started training in Taekwon-Do in Pershore under instructor Mr Jim Pugh, TAGB. He joined Master Wolfs Taekwon-Do Academies in 2013 and achieved his black belt in March 2015. Adam is the school's accountant and plays a crucial behind the scenes role in the running of the school's.


Adam has successfully competed at national and international competition, coming 3rd in sparring at the Unified Taekwon-Do World Championships and 3rd in the World Kickboxing Union World Championships in 2013.


  • Level 2 Coaching Inclusive Martial Arts 

  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • First Aid Trained

  • Enhanced DBS checked

  • Managing Challenging Behaviour Trained

Lisa Perkins | 2nd Degree

Lisa began training in 2015 with Worcestershire Martial Arts. Her journey up the ranks has been an impressive one! She has consistently held British Champion in sparring across several competitions throughout the entirety of her training.

Lisa takes an active role in delivering the Tiny Kwon-Do sessions and more recently the mainstream Taekwon-Do sessions. She is also a safeguarding lead for the school.


  • Level 2 Coaching Inclusive Martial Arts

  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • PREVENT Trained

  • First Aid Trained

  • Enhanced DBS checked

  • Inclusive Activity Trained

Rob Carter | 2nd Degree

Rob began training in 1999, 3 weeks after the Club (Droitwich) opened, and got to 7th Kup before university called and life got in the way. In 2006, life got back to normal and, despite having limited availability, He attained his 1st degree in April 2013.Rob is a more technically minded instructor and is never more happy than when teaching a new set of patterns or when putting students through their line work paces. He is also a lover of self-defence, having been Mr Lewis' practice dummy for so long.Rob is looking forward to the future under the new club management set up: "The style might change but the art will stay the same."


  • Level 2 Coaching Inclusive Martial Arts - working towards

  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • PREVENT Trained

  • Enhanced DBS Checked

Our Black Belts

Eloise Mason | 4th Degree
Amy Pullen | 2nd Degree
Glen Oxborough | 3rd Degree
Owen Oxborough | 2nd Degree
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