Ben Standen

Decided 2nd DAN Black Belt

Certified Instructor

I Started TaekwonDo in November 2016 to try and gain more self discipline and self control in my life. Before joining TaeKwonDo I had also have spent some time learning Karate, Judo and Kickboxing. 

When I’m not at TaeKwonDo I'm running my own company, Doggy Day Care, playing football or trying to raise money for a charity called football for cancer.

Recently I took part in a boxing challenge sponsored by Travis and Janet from the TaeKwonDo Academy. I trained for 12 weeks in boxing for the event and I went on to win my fight. By taking part and with the help of my sponsors, friends and family, I've helped raise £50k for the charity, but I’m not finished there, I’m looking for my next opportunity to try and kick cancers butt.

I received my Black Belt in 2018 after going for and passing each grading which took a lot of hard work and dedication.

I attended more classes than my fellow students and have shown my commitment to TaekwonDo.  Travis approached me to train to be an instructor; he said he can see my potential to teach and that he was willing to support me with the instructor training. I am now a fully qualified TaeKwonDo instructor and am working on developing my teaching skills also my own professional TaeKwonDo training. I hope to one day have my own TaeKwonDo school, and eventually have other instructors and assistants that I have trained up to then go on and have their own schools.

At the beginning of 2018, as part of my Instructor training I helped organise and lead a few demonstrations and taster sessions at a local school. This was nerve racking, but it went very well, with the support from my fellow instructors.

I plan to take part in TaeKwonDo competitions, seminars and organise further community demonstrations in 2019.

I am only at the beginning of my TaeKwonDo journey, there are still many more years of training ahead for me and I look forward to every moment.

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