Instructors

Head Instructor

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Titan Taekwondo is run by Laura Sweeney BA hons who is a 4th dan black belt and has over 10 years Taekwondo experience.

She was also a member of the Scottish national taekwondo team and competed world wide each year. She has won a number of tournaments including the British championships twice and a Commonwealth silver medal.

Competition Career

  • 2005 British Championships – Silver
  • 2006 Scottish Cup – Silver
  • 2006 Chungdokwan Open – Silver
  • 2006 British Championships – Golds
  • 2007 Scottish Cup – Gold
  • 2007 Irish Open – Gold
  • 2007 Scottish Open – Gold
  • 2007 British Championships – Silver
  • 2008 Scottish Cup – Gold
  • 2008 British Nationals – Gold
  • 2008 Boeskool Tournament Holland – Gold
  • 2009 British Championships- Bronze
  • 2009 Boeskool Tournament Holland – Gold
  • 2010 British Championships – Silver
  • 2010 Swedish A class open – Bronze
  • 2010 Caledonian Cup – gold
  • 2011 Commonwealth Championships – Silver
  • 2011 Scottish Cup- Gold
  • 2011 Berlin open – Gold
  • 2011 South Dublin championships- Gold
  • 2011 Scottish open- Bronze
  • 2012 Stirling cup- Gold
  • 2012 Swedish A class open – Bronze
  • 2012 Austrian Open
  • 2012 Glasgow Open – Bronze
  • 2012 Spanish Open – Quarters
  • 2012 Copenhagen Open – Silver
  • 2012 Serbian Open – Quarters
  • 2012 Scottish Open – Gold
  • 2012 Brussels Open – Gold
  • 2013 Copenhagen Open – Gold
  • 2014 English Open – Silver
  • 2014 Scottish Open – Gold
  • 2015 Keumgang Open – Silver
  • 2015 South Dublin Championships – Gold
  • 2015 Copenhagen Open – Gold
  • 2015 Scottish Open – Gold
  • 2015 NRW – Silver
  • 2016 Keumgang Open – Gold

Laura is also a level 3 personal trainer and has a HND sports therapy, she also runs her own business www.caledonianfitnesssolutions.com.

 

Instructor

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Lauren McMichan is Titan instructor at our Criagholme Sports Complex club. She holds a black belt in both ITF Taekwondo and WTF Taekwondo and has 10 years taekwondo experience. In 2014 she started competing for Caledonian Taekwondo, competing in various competitions throughout Scotland. She has a number of years coaching experience in various sports including Taekwondo. She is also currently undertaking her PhD in Physical Activity for Health with a primary focus on physical activity in adolescents.

 

Qualifications

1st Dan black belt Kukkikwon Taekwondo

1st Dan black belt ITF Taekwondo

BSc (Hons) Physiology and Sports Science

MSc Sport and Exercise Science

Competition Career

2014 Highland Open – Bronze

2014 Caledonian 1-2-1 – 1 Win

2014 Scottish Open – Gold, Silver

2015 Titan 1-2-1 – 2 Wins

 

Assistant Instructors

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Nathan Kerr 3rd poom is the assistant instructor at Titan TKD. He competes regularly in Europe each year and gained his 3rd poom grade at only 13 years old.

Competition Career 

  • 2009 Focus Cup gold
  • 2010 Swedish Open bronze
  • 2010 Caledonian Cup silver
  • 2010 British Nationals Silver
  • 2011 Stirling Cup gold
  • 2011 Scottish Cup bronze
  • 2011 TKDSL One to One (June) silver
  • 2011 Berlin Open silver
  • 2011 Ravenscraig One to One (August) gold
  • 2011 Dublin Open silver
  • 2011 Scottish Open gold
  • 2012 Stirling Open gold
  • 2012 Spanish Open
  • 2012 Highland Open bronze
  • 2012 Camran Round Robin Gold
  • 2012 Copenhagen Open quarters
  • 2012 Glasgow Open Gold
  • 2012 Scottish Open Gold
  • 2012 Brussels Open
  • 2013 Kings Cup Gold
  • 2013 Spanish Open quarters
  • 2013 International Summer Camp 2 wins + 1 defeat
  • 2013 Scottish Nationals bronze
  • 2013 Copenhagen Open
  • 2013 Scottish Open Gold
  • 2014 Highland Open Gold
  • 2014 English Open Gold
  • 2014 All Ireland Bronze
  • 2014 Serbian Open
  • 2014 Scottish Open Gold (cadets) Bronze (Juniors)
  • 2015 Titan 1-2-1 – 2 wins

 

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