West Midlands Schools
of Tae Kwon-Do

Upton & Severn Stoke Schools of Tae Kwon-Do

The Upton & Severn Stoke club is small and friendly, ideal for families, with Junior and Adult members training together. Lessons concentrate on fitness, self-defence and teaching the spirit of traditional Tae Kwon-Do whilst giving students valuable training in self-control and discipline. Learning a martial art is not always easy so we try to make lessons as fun as possible, and we are a small enough club that we can pay attention to how each student learns best, ensuring that we continuously challenge the student. Training takes place in Severn Stoke Parish Hall and has its own equipment locker which is fully stocked with floormats, kick shields and a variety of strike pads and paddles, as well as spare safety gear.

The Instructor at Severn Stoke club is Mrs Laura McEwan-Hill, 4th Dan. Mrs Hill started training Tae Kwon-Do in 1984 in Bristol with Mr Michael Dew, 7th Dan, and achieved both her 1st & 2nd Dan black belts under Grand Master Hee Il Cho in 1988 & 1990 respectively. In 1995 Mrs Hill moved to Worcestershire and slowed down her training to concentrate on family life. In 2004 Mrs Hill joined “Turners Tae Kwon-Do”, an independent AIMAA affiliated club based in Upton-upon-Severn, taught by Mr Ray Turner, 3rd Dan. It was here she was introduced to the WMST network of clubs and in 2006 gained her third Dan under Master Amrit Kalcutt, 6th Dan. In 2009 Mrs Hill took over the running of the club from Mr Turner and at that point brought the club into the WMST Association, giving it a full support network and access to other experienced instructors. In 2011 the club needed to find alternative premises for the Tae Kwon-Do classes and so moved to a larger hall in Severn Stoke, ten minutes away from Upton. At the end of 2011 Mrs Hill graded under Grand Master Cho to achieve her fourth Dan.

Mrs Hill is a qualified Instructor and Referee, insured with the BTC and is fully DBS checked. The Assistant Instructor is Miss Harriet Hill, 3rd Dan, also fully insured with the BTC and fully DBS checked, and both hold First Aider certificates.

Training Days, Times and Locations

Day Location Time
Wednesday Severn Stoke Parish Hall 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Sunday Severn Stoke Parish Hall 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Meet the Instructor

Mrs Laura McEwan-Hill, 4th Dan

Upton & Severn Stoke Head Instructor

BTC Registered Instructor
BTC Registered Coach
BTC Registered Umpire
Quailified First Aider
Police DBS Checked

Current Grade: Black Belt, 4th Dan
Experience in Martial Arts: 35 Years
Experience in Tae Kwon-Do: 35 Years


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