Contact details

Jim McKenzie

0797 669 6628

The Instructor of Forest East Tae Kwon-Do

Chief Instructor Jim McKenzie

Accomplishments

Grading History

  • 3nd degree black belt - Oct 2012
  • 2nd degree black belt - Oct 2009
  • 1st degree black belt - Oct 2007

Awards

  • Three Times Groby Tae Kwon-Do’s student of the year
  • Coloured belt sparring champion: Lincoln, English, London and British championships
  • Coloured belt patterns champion: Lincoln, Midlands, London and British championships.
DateCompetition/Location & Result
Nov 10Lincoln area championships - Golds in 2nd dan patterns and executive sparring
2003VII Tae Kwon-Do World Championships (Cardiff, Wales) - Bronze in patterns
2003VII Tae Kwon-Do World Championships (Cardiff, Wales) - Bronze in sparring

Me!

Picture of Jim McKenzie Hi!, My name’s Jim and I've been training in Tae Kwon-Do for over 7 years.

I enjoy all aspects of Tae Kwon-Do from linework to sparring, patterns and destruction.

I have been taught to a very high technical standard in Tae Kwon-Do by Sheryl Freer and I very much enjoy passing that knowledge on to fellow students of various abilities whether they are children or adults.

I always give 100% effort [and more!] whenever I train and I hope that my efforts inspire my fellow students to do the same!

My most favourite aspect of Tae Kwon-Do are the patterns. Patterns are challenging but I am very keen to learn new patterns and I am always trying to perfect the existing patterns that I know.

I feel an immense sense of pride and satisfaction when students take onboard the advice that you give them especially the senior grades when "tweaking" their patterns or techniques.

I run my own children's martial arts club at Kirby Muxloe Primary School now, aimed specifically at children between the ages of 4 to 8 years old. It's fun, and above all challenging but I enjoy a challenge!

What’s my favourite breaking technique? It has to be a high section turning kick!