Academy Black Belts
This page list currently training black belts, who just wish to train.
Mr Matthew Baxter, 2nd Degree
Mr Baxter began his Taekwondo journey in his second year at Loughborough University, in 2011, joining the University Taekwon-do Club. Grading up to 1st Dan as part of the GTUK in 2014. He then took a break from Taekwon-do and continued training in Kickboxing and Western Boxing for a period of 2 years. By 2016 he had moved back to London and found Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy where he has trained ever since, achieving his 2nd Dan in October 2018. Since then he has also trained sporadically in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Hillingdon Jiu Jitsu Club.
Mr Baxter’s Taekwondo competition experience is extensive, having competed all through his time at Loughborough and whilst at Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy, achieving 16 medals in total. One of these being the Gold medal in sparring at the inaugural Black Belt Pure LTSI Championships in 2018.
Although not a formal instructor at Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy, Mr Baxter does assist in teaching colour belts from time to time. He likes to focus on kicking technique when given the opportunity to teach, and particularly enjoys pad-work, and sparring.
Mr Andrew Lee, 2nd Degree
Mr Lee started his formal Taekwon-do training in 2011, under Master Wayne Muhammad (the father of Lutalo Muhammad - GB Olympian) at the Taekwon-do Academy, in Stoke Newington, London. He has now been training for over 10 years and gained his 1st dan Black belt there in July 2016. He obtained his 2nd dan Black belt there in July 2019. Mr Lee also assisted and/or took classes for Master Wayne Muhammad. He also holds a 1st dan Kukkiwon Black belt under Master Daniel Kobbina.
In July 2021, Mr Lee joined Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy to continue his martial arts journey. He is familiar with the World Taekwond0 poomsae (patterns) under Master Wayne Muhammad. Mr Lee has also trained and obtained rich experiences from other martials art systems, such as Hapkido, Silat, Aikido and Escrima to name a few - though his foundations are in Taekwon-do.
Mr Ayomide Odunaiya, 1st Degree
Mr Ayomide started training at the Academy in ??? aged only XX years old and graded for his 1st Degree black belt in 2015. Mr Ayomide is currently at University, but still trains when he can. He has two brothers who currently train at the Academy, one of which is also a black belt.
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Mr Ayomikun Odunaiya, 1st Degree