Ukmaafa Team

Ukmaafa Team

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  • 25 years experience as a National/International Coach
  • Taekwondo 4 Dan Degree (Kukkiwon Korea)
  • Qualified Para Olympic Instructor
  • Level 2 qulification
  • Qualified Poomsae Referee
  • Khan Degree 9 Muay Boran (Thai land)
  • HND in Sports (Ministry of Sports Sri Lanka)
  • DTTLS (Diploma in Life Long Learning Sector ) UK
  • Instructor Qualification Kyung Hee University South Korea
  • BTCB Instructor
  • Qualified Muaythai (Thai Boxing) Coach Thailand
  • National Coach SLMF
  • Former Taekwondo, Judo Champion and Thai Kick Boxer
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher (15 Years )

Master Manjula

Head Instructor

Master Manjula has been practicing these martial arts for over 25 years. He participated in many National and International tournament in Taekwondo, Judo, Muaythai and Hupkido  and he has won many medals. His love for Taekwondo made him choose a career as a Taekwondo instructor.

He was selected to join an elite group of Taekwondo Instructors to live at the Kyung Hee University in Korea to train under the best instructors of Taekwondo. He learnt the original traditional form of Taekwondo in Korea. He is a qualified Kukkiwon (WTF) Instructor. He has experience as a National and International Instructor and Referee for over 15 years with an  abundant amount of experience in teaching all age group.

 

He achieved a Higher National Diploma in Physical Education. This has given him the ultimate knowledge in human movement and development, and a true understanding on how the human body operates and functions, so that he can provide training that not only minimises injury and damage but maximises ultimate function, movement and strength.

 

His personal drive and passion is to maintain and grow his own skills and continue on his own martial art journey to be the best in his field, so that he has the skill set to coach the best to our students. Master Manjula himself still undergoes rigorous training for 2-3 hours daily to better his own skills and art. He attends intensive training every year back in Korea to learn new skills that make him a better martial artist.

 

I strongly believe that there is no end in martial arts training, even for a black belt. I have the mindset of never ending improvement. I strive constantly to improve my skills as well as teaching techniques and never cease to find different ways to improve the quality of the classes and to give my students the best of me and thus bringing out the best in my students.

I believe that together, we can develop our physical abilities and mental focus and maturation. I am dedicated to help my students achieve their goals and reach their full potential. My aims for training my class are keeping a high level of energy, development of focus, balance, speed, strength, proper breathing, flexibility, respect and CREATING FUN!!

As a testimonial to this Master Manjula, who is also a qualified Instructor of British Taekwondo Control Board (BTCB) and holds a CRB Certificate and Instructor Insurance,   Master Manjula is constantly in touch with instructor training programmes and seminars conducted by the BTCB and constantly updates himself with latest Teaching methods to give our students best instructions.

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Master Manjula

Head Instructor

  • 25 years experience as a National/International Coach
  • Taekwondo 4 Dan Degree (Kukkiwon Korea)
  • Qualified Para Olympic Instructor
  • Level 2 qulification
  • Qualified Poomsae Referee
  • Khan Degree 9 Muay Boran (Thai land)
  • HND in Sports (Ministry of Sports Sri Lanka)
  • DTTLS (Diploma in Life Long Learning Sector ) UK
  • Instructor Qualification Kyung Hee University South Korea
  • BTCB Instructor
  • Qualified Muaythai (Thai Boxing) Coach Thailand
  • National Coach SLMF
  • Former Taekwondo, Judo Champion and Thai Kick Boxer
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher (15 Years )
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Maria Peri

 Instructor

  • 10 years experience as a National/International Coach
  • Taekwondo 3 Dan Degree (Kukkiwon Korea)
  • BTCB Instructor
  • Former Taekwondo Champion and Gymnast

Maria Pieri has been practicing the martial arts for over 10 years. She participated in many National tournament in Taekwondo  and has won many medals. Her love for Taekwondo made her  choose a career as a Taekwondo instructor in  UKMAAFA

Maria Pieri herself still undergoes rigorous training for 1-2 hours daily to better her own skills and art.

As a testimonial to this Maria Pieri  who is also a qualified Instructor of British Taekwondo Control Board (BTCB) and holds a CRB Certificate and Instructor Insurance, she is constantly in touch with instructor training programmes and seminars conducted by the BTCB and constantly updates herself with latest Teaching methods to give our students .

 

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Maria Peri

 Instructor

  • 10 years experience as a National/International Coach
  • Taekwondo 3 Dan Degree (Kukkiwon Korea)
  • BTCB Instructor
  • Former Taekwondo Champion and Gymnast

 

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Stephany

Assistant  Instructor

  • Taekwondo 2 Dan Degree (Kukkiwon Korea)
  •  Taekwondo Champion

 

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Samantha

Treasurer

Responsibilities - Ensure that the money and property of the academy is properly managed. Processing all financial transactions and maintaining all appropriate financial records. As registrar, responsibilities are to process all British Taekwondo licences and maintain a register of members and Instructors. Also, to commence the handling of insurance applications and coordinate with British Taekwondo.

 

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Dora

Uk Maafa Poomsae and Sparing Referee

Dora

Uk Maafa Poomsae and Sparing Referee

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Jaz

Welfare Officer

Responsibilities -

Assist Academy fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard children/vulnerable adults. Promote adherence of British Taekwondo Safeguarding Policy. Promote and ensure confidentiality is maintained. Facilitate DBS applications. Maintain own knowledge of safeguarding issues and keep up to date with good practice.