Club Founder (retired)
Miss Burridge started Taekwon-do in 1988 and has achieved many awards and honours throughout her Taekwon-do career. A regular in both national and international tournaments, she achieved the title of World Champion in Musical patterns in 1998 and a silver medal at the 2004 World Championships in South Korea. She most recently followed this with a second World title at the 2007 World Championships in Birmingham, England.
Miss Burridge has passed on her tournament knowledge to her many students, some of whom are already in her footsteps and have already gone on to achieve medals at World & European Championships
Miss Burridge began instructing in 1992 , teaching her own classes at Yate with Mr Ray Gayle & then opened Stoke Gifford TKD in 2000. The club has grown to 100+ students in that time with many achieving the rank black belt. She also coached for England & Team UK from 2009 – 2014 assisting many competitors to achieve International titles.
Due to recent ill health, Miss Burridge has retired from actively teaching at the club. Stoke Gifford TKD is fortunate to have an excellent team of Instructors & Team Leaders who have many years of experience training under Miss Burridge & assisting with the instruction of classes.
Miss Fran White – 4th Degree
Having trained and worked as a Fitness and Aerobics Instructor since leaving school, Miss White started Taekwon-Do on 6th September 2001, and 9 years to the day later, opened her own Taekwon-Do club in Westbury-on-Trym.
In April 2015 Miss White Graded for 1st Degree Black Belt, 2nd Degree in April 2008. Then went on to achieve 3rd Degree in April 2010 with UK ITF, and 4th Degree in April 2015. In September 2015, she did an IIC course becoming an ITF International Instructor.
Miss White has attended seminars with Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, the son of the founder of Taekwon-Do, and many with Grand Master Trevor Nicholls, head of UK ITF
and also Vice President of the ITF.
Miss White was also SG TKD Students Student in 2011 & Student Of The Year in 2015.
Miss White is a BTC registered instructor, fully insured & DBS checked
Mr Harry Armorgie 4th Degree
Mr Armorgie has been training at Stoke Gifford Taekwon-Do since January 2002. He achieved his 1st Degree in October 2008, 2nd Degree October 2010, 3rd Degree April 2014 and more recently, was promoted to 4th Degree in April 2017.
In March 2018, he did an IIC course becoming an ITF International Instructor.
Mr Armorgie has attended seminars with Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, the son of the founder of Taekwon-Do, and many with Grand Master Trevor Nichols, head of UK ITF and also Vice President of the ITF.
Mr Armorgie was also SG TKD Students Student in 2016 & Most Improved Student in
Mr Armorgie is a BTC registered instructor, fully insured & DBS checked
Mrs Sarah Baker-Attwood – 3rd Degree
Mrs Baker-Attwood has been training in Taekwon-do since 2009. She achieved the role of instructors assistant in July 2013 and is currently training for an Assistant Instructor role.
Miss Madeleine Boyle – 3rd Degree
Miss Boyle has been training in Taekwon-do since June 2011 and achieved the role of Instructors Assistant in July 2017.
Miss Divleen Kaur – 1st Degree
Miss Kaur has been training in Taekwon-do since February 2014 and achieved the role of Team Leader in June 2018.
Miss Sophia Tang – 2nd Degree