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Master Mike Beard 7th Dan, Martial Arts Instructor

Master Mike Beard 7th Dan

Mike Beard started Training in Taekwondo after suffering with stress at the age of 20 which ended up with him being in Hospital. This is where he decided on a life style change and in October 1989 he took up Taekwondo. Mike Beard states that this was one of the best decisions he has ever made the symptoms he had regarding stress has never returned.

Mike focused on his training and at that time no one from Cornwall was entering the national championships. Mike decided after training for a few years it was time to test himself at National tournament, after coming away with no medals he trained harder and became more determined to achieve a title.

Mike's first medal was in Sparring at the Atlantic Championships where a Silver medal position was gained. The Atlantic tournament was the confidence Mike needed to go on to win a host of other medals and titles. During his completive years Mike won the National Championships 5 times in succession. In 2004, Mike came out of retirement to enter the World Championships as he had never managed to attend this event due to other commitments. The Tournament was one of the largest Mike had attended but after some hard fought battles Mike managed to gain the Gold Meda.

Mike opened up his own club in 1996 and has produced many World, British, English and National champions over the years.

Mike has trained with some of the most prominent Martial Artists from around the World including the following: Grand Master Willie Lim, Grand master Hee Il Cho, Grand Master Rick Moneymaker, Bill Superfoot Wallace, Master Tony Sewell, Mark Weir, Professor Rick Clark, Chris Crudelli, Master Bob Sykes, Hollywood film star Silvio Simac and Shi Yanming to name but a few.

Mike continues to train and network with prominent martial artists to improve his skills and knowledge so that this can be passed onto his own students.

Qualifications

  • Chief Instructor of First Defence
  • 7th Dan Taekwondo
  • 5th Dan Brithai
  • International Instructor
  • Grading Examiner
  • Qualified Referee
  • Founder of K.I.K.
  • First Aid Trained
  • Enhanced DBS Checked
  • Official Martial Arts Instructor  UK Trainer

Awards and Accreditations

  • 1996 - Instructors Certificate
  • 1998 - Umpires Certificate
  • 2000 - Referees Certificate
  • 2005 - BBIUK dedication and commitment Award
  • 2009 - BBIUK Academy of the Year Award
  • 2009 - Promoted to 6th Dan
  • 2010 - Martial Arts Instructor UK Certified
  • 2013 - Centre of Excellence Award
  • 2013 - Krav Instructors Certificated
  • 2013 - Official Martial Arts Instructor UK Trainer
  • 2014 - Centre of Excellence Award
  • 2014 - Martial Arts Hall of Fame Award on behalf of Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine
  • 2015 Centre of Excellence Award
  • 2015 - Martial Arts Gold Award on behalf of Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine
  • 2016 - Centre of Excellence Award
  • 2016 - U.K Martial Show Hall Of Fame on behalf of Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine
  • 2016 - Promoted to 7th Dan Master by Cobra Martial Arts Association

Memberships

  • Cobra Martial Arts Association
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK
  • Martial Arts Standard Agency
  • EFC Black Belt Schools International

Tournament History

  • 1992 - Southern Open Championships - Bronze
  • 1992 - Atlantic Championships - Silver
  • 1993 - EMAF Championships - Silver
  • 1993 - West of England - Gold
  • 1993 - Atlantic Championships - Silver
  • 1994 - Southwest Championships - Gold
  • 1994 - Atlantic Championships - Gold
  • 1994 - British Team Champion - Gold
  • 1994 - EMAF Championships - Silver
  • 1995 - English Championships - Gold
  • 1995 - Southwest Championships - Gold
  • 1995 - EMAF Championships - Gold
  • 1995 - British Championships - Silver
  • 1995 - Welsh Championships - Silver
  • 1996 - British Championships - Silver
  • 1996 - Midlands Championships - Silver
  • 1997 - British Championships - Silver
  • 1997 - National Championships - Silver
  • 1997 - Elite Team Championships - Bronze
  • 1998 - British Championships - Silver
  • 1999 - National Championships - Gold
  • 2000 - National Championships - Gold
  • 2000 - English Championships - Silver
  • 2001 - National Championships - Gold
  • 2001 - English Championships - Silver
  • 2001 - British Championships - Gold
  • 2002 - National Championships - Gold
  • 2002 - British Championships - Gold
  • 2002 - Midlands Championships - Gold
  • 2002 - English Championships - Silver
  • 2002 - Southwest Championships - Silver
  • 2003 - National Championships - Gold
  • 2003 - British Championships - Gold
  • 2003 - Midlands Championships - Gold
  • 2003 - English Championships - Gold
  • 2003 - Southwest Championships - Silver
  • 2004 - Midlands Championships - Gold
  • 2004 - World Championships - Gold

Awards

  • 1992 - Atlantic Championships - Silver

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