Dragon Tang Soo Do Masters & Instructors

Meet the Masters & Instructors of Dragon Tang Soo Do.

      (Note: Instructor DBS Clearances are organised through the society)

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Master Chris  White

Club Responsibility: President
Tang Soo Do 6th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 4: Senior Instructor
Tang Soo Do International Referee

Started Tang Soo Do – May 1986

4th Dan Master – June 2003

5th Dan Master – June 2008

6th Dan Master - Feb 2015

Qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym-Based Exercise) - April 2014

Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame Winner 2015

Master White has been studying Tang Soo Do since 1986 under the tuition of Master David Perks. He received his 1st Dan in 1992 which is when he started teaching. He received his 4th degree Masters Rank in June 2003, 5th Dan Master in June 2008 and awarded his 6th Dan Master in February 2015 by Master Viv Thomas 7th Dan. 

Master White has trained many students to Black Belt, some of which have gone on to be Instructors themselves. He has also produced many Junior, Senior & Team Grand Champions.

He has won many trophies himself, competing at Local, National, European and World championship levels. This includes 2nd and 3rd in the World Championships (USA), 3 times consecutive European Champion, British Grand Champion and two Firsts in the Masters division of the 2010 Dragon Tang Soo Do Open Championships.

Master White has had the privilege of studying under many highly respected Martial Artists such as:

In the Martial Art of Tang Soo Do (grades are believed to be accurate at the time of publishing)

  • Grandmaster J. C. Shin 9th Dan (U.S.A.) – President of World Tang Soo Do Association and first Instructor to Chuck Norris (Martial Arts Film Star)
  • Grandmaster Andy Ah Po 9th Dan (U.S.A.) direct student of the founder of Tang Soo Do Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee
  • Grandmaster Beaudoin Ph.D 8th Dan (U.S.A.) - World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA)
  • Master Strong Ph.D 6th Dan (U.S.A.) - WTSDA
  • Master Rutherford 6th Dan (U.S.A.) - WTSDA
  • Master Whitten 5th Dan (U.S.A.) - WTSDA
  • Master Britt 6th Dan (U.S.A.) - WTSDA
  • Master Khan 6th Dan (U.K.) - WTSDA
  • Master Washington 7th Dan (Australia)
  • Master Ballerino 5th Dan (Italy)
  • Master Debaca 5th Dan (U.S.A.) - WTSDA
  • Master Johnson 5th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Trogemann 4th Dan (Germany) - WTSDA
  • Master Green 4th Dan (U.K.) - WTSDA
  • Master Lee 4th Dan (Holland)
  • Master Carter 4th Dan (U.K.) - WTSDA
  • Master Adlington 6th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Keerie 4th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Wick 4th Dan (Canada) - WTSDA
  • Master Zamperelli 4th Dan (U.K.) - WTSDA
  • Master Ward 5th Dan (U.K.) - Dragon Tang Soo Do
  • Master Thorne 4th Dan (U.K) - Dragon Tang Soo Do
  • Master Butcher 4th Dan (U.K.) - WTSDA
  • Master Evans 5th Dan (U.K) - Dragon Tang Soo Do
  • Steve Chamberlain 2nd Dan (U.K.) - Dragon Tang Soo Do

In other Martial Arts

  • Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace
  • Scott Adkins - Actor & Martial Artist
  • Aaron Gassor ('Ginger Ninja Trickster') - Stunts/Actor
  • Chris Crudelli from BBC TV series ‘Mind Body and Kick Ass Moves’
  • Cynthia Rocthrock (Martial Arts Film Star)
  • Master Chris Thomas 5th Dan Wado-Ryu
  • Darren Trim 3rd Dan Wado-Ryu
  • Master Phil Hughes 6th Dan Jujitsu
  • Zara Phythian – Actress, Action Performer, Professional Instructor
  • Rob Ho - Actor, Action Performer (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kick Ass 2, 47 Ronin, Skyfall)


Master Jon  Ward

Club Responsibility: Director
Tang Soo Do 5th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 4: Senior Instructor
Tang Soo Do International Referee
First Aid First aid at work

Started Tang Soo Do – June 1985
4th Dan Master – November 2004
5th Dan Master – May 2011

Master Ward started practising the Martial Art of Tang Soo Do in 1985 at the age of 21 under the tuition of Master Kim Tong Mun.

“I started because a friend of mine at work had started and was constantly enthusing how good it was and being brought up in the generation where Bruce Lee was at his height, I thought I’d go and have a look. Little did I know that all these years later I’d love it and owe it so much. By the way my friend quit after a couple of months. His loss.”

Master Ward believes that the training should be a challenge and yet enjoyable. “I’m very proud of all my students, many of whom are also instructors. I know anybody could come to my club and be met with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where everyone helps everyone else.”

Master Ward’s main fields of expertise are self defense, the continual development of all practitioners (including himself), forms (Hyungs/Kata’s), weapons, self-defence, breaking techniques, physical fitness and getting the very best out of all who practice Tang Soo Do.

Master Ward has had the privilege in studying under many highly respected Martial Artists such as:

In the Martial Art of Tang Soo Do (grades are believed accurate at the time of publishing)

  • Grandmaster Kim Tong Mun
  • Grandmaster J. C. Shin 8th Dan (U.S.A.) – President of World Tang Soo Do Association and first Instructor to Chuck Norris (Martial Arts Film Star)
  • Grand Master Andy Ah Po
  • Master Beaudoin Ph.D 7th Dan (U.S.A.)
  • Master Strong Ph.D 6th Dan (U.S.A.)
  • Master Rutherford 6th Dan (U.S.A.)
  • Master Whitten 5th Dan (U.S.A.)
  • Master Britt 5th Dan (U.S.A.)>Master Khan 5th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Washington 7th Dan (Australia)
  • Master Ballerino 5th Dan (Italy)
  • Master Debaca 5th Dan (U.S.A.)
  • Master Johnson 5th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Trogemann 4th Dan (Germany)
  • Master Green 4th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Lee 4th Dan (Holland)
  • Master Carter 4th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Adlington 6th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Keerie 4th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Wick 4th Dan (Canada)
  • Master Zamperelli 4th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master White 5th Dan (U.K)
  • Master Thorne 4th Dan (U.K)
  • Master Butcher 4th Dan (U.K.)
  • Master Evans 4th Dan (U.K)
  • Steve Chamberlain 2nd Dan (U.K.)

In other Martial Arts

  • Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace
  • Master Phil Hughes Jujitsu


Master Elaine  Evans

Club Responsibility: Director
Tang Soo Do 5th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 1: Assistant Instructor
Tang Soo Do International Referee

Started Tang Soo Do – May 1981
4th Dan Master – November 2004
5th Dan Master – May 2011



Master Charlie  Rossiter

Club Responsibility: Director
Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do National Referee

Started Tang Soo Do – May 1992
4th Dan Master – October 2009

Charlie Rossiter is a 4th Dan Master in Dragon Tang Soo Do, and she is also a Black Belt in Kickboxing, which she has studied since 2002. Charlie has also been certified by CYMCA for Circuit Training, Gym Instruction and Basic Nutrition. Charlie has been practicing Tang Soo Do since 1992 and has been teaching in Thornbury since November 2001. The club is suited to all ages from 5 years upwards and has a seperate childrens and adults class. Thornbury Club offers a friendly training environment as well as a very disciplined well structured class.



Master Chris  Thomas

Club Responsibility: Director
Tang Soo Do 5th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 4: Senior Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Master Mark  Hillier

Tang Soo Do 5th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do International Referee

Started Tang Soo Do – November 1990
4th Dan Master - October 2011

5th Dan Master - October 2016 

Mark started Martial Arts training at the age of 9. He first joined a Full Contact Japanese style called Kyokushin Kai, but after a short while he realised this wasn't for him. So he spent several years hopping from style to style, including Hygashi, Tae Kwon Do, Judo and others. He started Tang Soo Do in 1990 at the age of 17, under Master Zamperelli. At the age of 19, due to career committments, he changed Instructors to Master Ward, where he has trained ever since. In recent years he has also trained in many other styles including Shaolin Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Hygashi, Aikido, Boxing and Haidong Gumdo (Korean Swordsmanship). Mark believes it is very important to experiment with other styles, as this helps develope the practioner into an all round Martial Artist.

Around the same time as starting Tang Soo Do, he started weight training and learning about nutrition. This is another passion of Mark's; and much of his spare time is devoted to improving his fitness and all round strength.

Mark is the Instructor for the Chipping Sodbury club, which he opened in the year 2000 after receiving his Black Belt. He has a great passion for teaching and giving his knowledge to anyone who trains under him. He offers a disciplined but friendly training environment, where his aim is to make students the best they can be in all aspects of Tang Soo Do. Since the club started, many of his students have won trophies in all disciplines of competition at both Local and Open tournements.



Master Paul  Long

Tang Soo Do 5th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do International Referee

Started Tang Soo Do – January 1997
4th Dan Master - October 2011

5th Dan Master - October 2016

Master Long started training in the art of Tang Soo Do in 1997 at the age of 15.

He has also studied and achieved grades in various martial arts including Judo, Tai Chi and the Korean sword fighting art of Haidong Kumdo. He continues to research and develop Tang Soo Do techniques in regard to their application and physical dynamics.

Master Long enjoys all aspects of our large Tang Soo Do syllabus and encourages students of any grade to remember 3 key areas to aid them in their studies; Discipline, Dexterity, and Determination.



Master Jamie  Prideaux

Tang Soo Do 5th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do International Referee

Started Tang Soo Do – 1996
4th Dan Master - October 2011

5th Dan Master - October 2016



Master Lee  Sutcliffe

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do National Referee

Started Tang Soo Do – 1996
4th Dan Master – October 2011



Master Zoe  Febrey

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do Regional Referee

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Master Wayne  Gilvear

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Master Kristie  Prideaux

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Master Scott  Appleby

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do National Referee

Started Tang Soo Do - 1999

4th Dan Master - October 2015 

Registered Personal Trainer (Register of Exercise Professionals - Level 3)

Qualified Circuits, Kettlebell & Studio Cycling Instructor



Master Lauren  Small

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Master Ryan  Lamb

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Master Charlotte  Pugh

Tang Soo Do 4th Dan
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Liz  Moriarty

Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 1: Assistant Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Kevin  Thomas

Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

Kevin started training in Wado Ryu karate in 1985 in Poole, Dorset achieving 1st Dan in 1991. He has competed widely in both Regional and National tournaments taking first in Kata and Forms in two consecutive years at the FEKO Championships.

Kevin has trained with Martial Artists such as Lorraine Box, Ticky Donavan, Steve Rowe, Nathan Johnson and Patrick McCarthy.

In addition to Wado Ryu, he has also studied judo and is a 1st Dan in Chinese Pushing Hands.



Warren  Parsons

Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee
First Aid First aid at work
Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan

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Carolyn  Powell

Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee
First Aid First aid at work
Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan

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Richard  Phillips

Tang Soo Do Level 1: Assistant Instructor
Tang Soo Do Regional Referee
First Aid First aid at work
Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan

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Gill  Hampton

Tang Soo Do Level 1: Assistant Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee
Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan

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Kelvin  Buckner

Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor

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Shelly  Butler

Tang Soo Do Level 1: Assistant Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee
Tang Soo Do 3rd Dan

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Georgina  Hilton

Tang Soo Do 2nd Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do Regional Referee

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Dave  Miles

Tang Soo Do 2nd Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Stuart  Foyle

Tang Soo Do 2nd Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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Paul  Chappell

Tang Soo Do 2nd Dan
Tang Soo Do Level 3: Instructor
Tang Soo Do National Referee

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18 October 2017

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1 November 2017

Black Belt Class, 7pm start:

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8 November 2017

Demo Class, 6.30pm start:

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