InstructorsAll our instructors are registered with the British Taekwondo and have undergone enhanced checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service. They carry instructor's insurance details of which are available on request.
Master Pat Donnelly (7th Dan)The
chief instructor at Powerhouse is Master Pat Donnelly. Pat
has been training in TKD for about 20+years, initially in Germany and
for the over 15 years in Britain. He has been teaching for the past 10+
years firstly at Southampton University under Master Graham Jones, and
then in Powerhouse club at Westbourne/Thorney
He is a 7th dan black belt and continues to train with Grandmaster Mark
Biddlecombe. Pat has also trained with a number of other
internationally recognised TKD instructors (Grandmaster Lindsay
Lawrence, Master Pschorr Meyer, Grandmaster Kwon Jae Hwa, Grandmaster
Cha Sok Park and Grandmaster Park Hae Man). In 2000 he attended and
received accreditation from the World TaeKwonDo Seoul Academy
International Instructors course held in Korea. Pat normally
instructs on a Monday and Wednesday night in Havant and on a Tuesday in
Master Stephen Butlin (4th Dan)Stephen
has been training in martial arts for over 20 years, initially training
in Karate. In 2000 Stephen started Taekwondo with Master Pat Donnelly
at the Westbourne Church Hall and in the time since he has had the
opportunity to train with many national and international instructors.
He has represented Chungdokwan GB at a competition held in Detroit,
USA, winning a gold medal in Adult Dan grade poomsae.
Vanessa Anderson (3rd Dan)
Vanessa is the newest edition to Powerhouse TKD, after training with Master Pat for some time she felt she wanted to join us as an instructor.
She gained alot of skill and knowledge after her trip to Korea in 2009 where she competed at international level. She has also competed under Powerhouse for the last 3 years in poomse and sparring at the Chundokwan Nationals in Bracknell.
Thais Ward (2nd Dan)Thais has trained with Powerhouse TKD for many years and predominantly trains in Swanmore Wednesday and Thursday evenings. She sometimes teaches the Wednesday or Thursday sessions.
Thais is the Club Welfare Officer and deals with child protection/safeguarding matters.