TCGB Committee

The TCGB Committee is reviewed by election every year at the Annual General Meeting. In addition to the current committee positions described below, Grandmaster Vincent Cheong (9th Dan) is a patron of the association.

President – Grandmaster Mark Biddlecombe (8th Dan)

Club(s) – Southampton City Taekwondo

Responsibilities – Direct and coordinate the external activities of the association. Represent the association on external bodies and chair meetings of the association and the committee. Act as head of team for international events and tournament director of TCGB National Championships. Initial arbitrator for any internal issues or disputes – convene disciplinary boards if and when required.

Vice-President – Grandmaster Lindsay Lawrence (8th Dan)

Club(s) – LLTKD, Kingston University

Responsibilities – Coordinate certification with Chungdokwan Korea, Kukkiwon, British Taekwondo and the association. Checking, reviewing and processing applications and update records. Support and deputise for the President as and when required.

Technical Director – Master Michael King (7th Dan)

Club(s) – King’s Taekwondo

Responsibilities – Standardise techniques, including poomsae and kibon. Organise and chair technical committee and lead TCGB seminars. Provide and maintain Dan grade syllabus. Organise the Dan Gradings and act as member of Dan grading panel (Kukkiwon 5th Dan holder). Maintain own technical standards and knowledge.

Treasurer – Master Lindsey Bell (4th Dan)

Club(s) – LLTKD, Kingston University

Responsibilities – Ensure that the money and property of the association is properly managed. Processing all financial transactions and maintaining all appropriate financial records.

Secretary General – Master Heena Shah (4th Dan)

Club(s) – LLTKD, Kingston University

Responsibilities – Convene meetings of the association, the committee and the AGM. Minute all meetings of the association. Coordinate the day-to-day operation of the association. Handling enquires from prospective new member clubs and students. Distribute details on association events. Coordinate International trips and visits by guest Instructors.


Welfare Officer – Master Steve Aldis (6th Dan)

Club(s) – Aldis Taekwondo Barnet, Aldis Taekwondo Oxford

Responsibilities – Assist association fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard children/vulnerable adults. Promote adherence of British Taekwondo Safeguarding Policy. Promote and ensure confidentiality is maintained. Facilitate DBS applications. Maintain own knowledge of safeguarding issues and keep up to date with good practice. Liaise with British Taekwondo and other relevant bodies. Work with clubs/support members of the association with issues of welfare and reporting.


Tournament Co-ordinator – Vacant

Responsibilities – Convene tournament committee. Ensure that the TCGB National Championships and any other competition agreed by committee are adequately prepared. Coordinate the running of the tournament on the day.

Education Officer – Master Dean Gibbs (5th Dan)

Club(s) – Chung Yong Taekwondo Academy

Responsibilities – Coordinate the running of Instructors training, seminars and workshops (with Technical Director). Liaise with British Taekwondo on Instructor training. Ensure that Instructor Courses are run as and when required to enable all association instructors to meet the requirements of British Taekwondo. Evaluate future training requirements across all areas.

Publicity Officer – Anna Tolentino (1st Dan)

Club(s) – LLTKD, Kingston University

Responsibilities – Design and arrange printing of programmes and publicity for events. Liaise with potential sponsors. Maintain and update official TCGB website and social media accounts.