Meet the Team

Vicky HannPresident

Hey! I'm Vicky, I'm a third year Computer Science student and this year's president for Warwick Taekwondo (woop woop). I'll be managing the day to day running of the club and making sure the exec is working hard to make the club the best it can be for all you lovely people! If you've got any queries about anything to do with the club, I'll also (hopefully) be able to answer your question or point you in the direction of someone who will, so don't be afraid to message myself or any of the exec (we're really friendly I promise). I have my 2nd Degree black belt in WT so I joined back in my first year and I'm so glad I did. One of my favourite things about the club is the people - everyone's so friendly and welcoming. We mainly practice ITF, but we accommodate all styles (which I love because WT is great obvs) and all levels so it's perfect for everyone whether you're a seasoned martial artist or you've never even heard of Taekwondo before. So come along and join the Taekwondo fam!

Sebastian DooleyTreasurer

Hey, I'm Seb. I'm a third year maths student and the club's treasurer. I joined the club at the start of my first year, having done martial arts before university, and have enjoyed being part of the club and love the friendly atmosphere. It's been a great place to see and appreciate numerous different styles of TaeKwonDo and I highly regard the self-discipline the martial art instils. My responsibilities range from nagging you to pay training fees to managing the club accounts and, as an exec member, I hope to help our new members feel welcome at both training and socials. If you've never done martial arts before don't worry, it's great seeing people give it a go! If you're unsure about anything payment or club related I should be a good person to ask. I don't think I'm that scary?

Jonathan ObstfeldSecretary

Hi there! I’m Jonathan, a second year History student and your club secretary for this coming year. My job is to make sure that you get all the important information that you need to allow you to fully participate in Taekwondo life at Warwick. I’m your go to for any questions you may have so please ask away.

I’ve been doing Taekwondo for over 15 years and I am a 2nd degree black belt in ITF. Taekwondo has been a part of my life as long as I can remember and has improved me as a person both mentally and physically. I joined Warwick Taekwondo club during freshers and I haven’t looked back. I have made some amazing friends and the atmosphere is so welcoming whether you are a black belt or a white belt it really doesn’t matter. I would encourage anybody to join the club no matter your sporting background, it really doesn’t matter. So, if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact us, we really aren’t that scary. Promise!

Bannah Tickle Social Sec

Our names are Hannah (on the right) and Beth (on the left) and we are your 2020-2021 Social Secs! Hannah is a yellow belt studying Global Sustainable Development and Politics and International studies, who only started taekwondo last year, whilst Beth is a black belt (1st Dan) studying Chemistry, who has been practicing taekwondo for 7 years! We are both second years and together we cover the experiences of most joining the club - as someone with no experience in the sport, and as someone who has lots of it - hopefully making it easy for anyone to come chat to us! As social secs, that is what we love to do most; chat.

We also organize all the social events, including circle, mini tour and international tour. Our most important role however is to make sure everyone in this special and friendly club feels included and has the best social experience possible.

Alex TolenaarCaptain

Hello all, this is your Captain speaking. I’m a 1st Dan Black belt, I started TKD when I was just 8, and I have enjoyed training ever since. At university, I am a 3rd year Biologist, and a 3 year member of the club. My role as captain is to run the competition side of the club. During the year we attend several competitions where we put in practice what we’ve learnt, bring back a bunch of medals and forge ourselves into superior martial artists in the fiery crucible of battle. Ahem, I mean we have a lot of fun.

I run a weekly “squad” session, that focuses on fitness, sparring and general competition preparedness. Everyone is welcome, and I highly suggest that you come along and give competing a go. Tae Kwon Do provides a very beginner friendly format for a combat martial art, and the rules reward speed and technique over brute strength.

Callum NorrieCharity and Publicity

Hello there! I'm Callum, a 3rd-year English Lit student and your go-to guy for all you charity and publicity needs. It's my job to make sure we raise plenty of dough for some great causes, and to keep the club's website and social media up to date. That said, if you've managed to find this webpage (and it isn't on fire) then I'm doing something right!

I joined this club in my first year with no previous sport or martial arts experience of any kind and it has easily been the biggest highlight of my uni experience, both in training and at socials. Getting to blue-tag has been a fantastic experience and I've become much stronger physically and mentally as a result. Stay a while and give us a shot - you won't regret it!

Serena Ozturk Kit Secretary

Hiya, I’m Serena, a fourth year Maths student, this year I am going to be your kit secretary/ equipment officer! My role as kit sec, is to ensure everyone and everything is all kitted out, this ranges from the equipment and personal safety gear you use in session, to leisure wear you can look fabulous in outside the dojang!

I’ve been doing taekwondo for 7 years now and originally came from tagb, I joined the club in my first year and enjoy both the sessions and the social aspects of the club. You just need to try it for yourself really! If you have any questions or are even unsure as to where to start with martial arts in the first place, don’t hesitate to contact us:)