Assistant Academy Instructors
Students who have previously taken the Junior Instructors course and turned 16, are known as Assistant Instructors, until they complete the 6 month course to become full Instructors.
Ms Jorja Anslow, 1st Degree
Jorja started training at the Academy in 2013, aged 6 - she is now 14. Having graded to 1st Kup in late 2019, Jorja was due to take her black belt grading in October 2020, but Covid put a stop to that! Jorja is a regular competitor and has consistently medaled at every competition she has entered, often golds and often more than one medal, covering all tournament disciplines for Juniors: Patterns, Sparring and Special Technique. Once she even had to face her own cousin in the finals of Sparring.
Just prior to the pandemic, Jorja started her Junior Instructors Course, which was put on hold because of the lockdowns. However, in the gaps between lockdowns she was finally able to complete the course and is now a Junior Instructor at the Academy.
Even though she was due to take her black belt grading in 2020 (aged 13), she was finally able to take it in 2022.
Mr Arjun Radia, 1st Kup
Arjun started Taekwon-do in 2007, age 4, at Northwood Taekwon-do Academy (ran by Mr Gautam). When Northwood Taekwon-do Academy unfortunately had to close in 2009, Arjun transferred to Rayners Lane Taekwon-do and continued his training there. He was due to grade for his 1st degree black belt in 2020, but the covid pandemic unfortunately put that on hold. He is now 18 (as of 2021) and is currently in Reading to pursue an apprenticeship in Civil engineering. Arjun has won 4 golds in individual patterns, as well as a gold in Team patterns.