Mr Gary Burdock is a 5th degree black belt and is DMAA’s Chief Instructor. He has over 24 years experience in ITF Taekwondo and has been Instructing since the year 2000. Gary is renowned for his patient but firm teaching methods and believes that hard work and dedication will allow anyone to reach their full potential. He also works closely with Marine Academy Primary School in delivering Taekwondo classes as curriculum PE, something which he has done over 7 years. He strives for excellent standard from his students which ensures that anyone training with Discovery will be proud of their own ability.

Mr Stuart Toghill is a 5th degree blackbelt. He has many years of TaekwonDo experience, having trained in both ITF and WTF styles, gaining his black belt in 1990. He also trained in Karate before that. His philosophy is that everything we do should be ‘fit for purpose’, especially when it comes to self defence. By increasing our understanding, we can increase our effectiveness. Stuart is also a qualified psychotherapist and interested in promoting TaekwonDo as a fantastic way to improve mental health.

Mr Sam Norton is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo and a 2nd degree black belt in Kickboxing. Starting at the age of 4, Sam has accrued over 16 years’ experience training and teaching. Sport is a way of life to him and Taekwondo has shaped his character and confidence. His passion is coaching others and shaping lives. Sam holds a BA degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education. He is also a self-employed sports coach and has established himself in many local primary schools. Sam’s other passion is football, he is a qualified Level 5 referee for Devon FA

Miss Siobhan Morris is a 4th degree black belt and the most recent addition to the DMAA instructor team.

All DMAA Instructors are DBS checked and are trained in first aid.