Taekwondo Cardiff
Cardiff School of Self Defence is an ITF Taekwondo School offering children’s and adult’s Taekwondo classes in Cardiff. A respectful, safe and professional training environment to help boost fitness, confidence and flexibility.

Meet the Team


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Mark Wakely | Chief Instructor

UKTA instructor, 3rd Degree Black Belt with more than 30 years teaching and sports coaching experience.

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Gill Wakely | Assistant Instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt, 2003 BCKMA British Champion, 2010 Scottish Open Champion (sparring)

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Jenna Wakely | Patterns Coach

3rd Degree Black Belt. Current Member of the Senior Welsh Team, European Championship individual Bronze medallist,  2010 – 2011 UK Champion (patterns), 2013 UK Champion (sparring), Current Welsh Champion,  Multiple gold medallist at UKTA Open Championships.

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Luke Wakely | Sparring Coach

4th Degree Black Belt, Current Member of the senior Welsh Team, World Championship ¼ finalist, European Championship team Bronze medallist, UK Special Techniques Champion, Overall Champion at the Sun Open Championships- Slovenia, Multiple Gold medallist at UKTA Welsh, English and London Open Championships.

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Our Philosophy

We believe in offering a friendly, safe environment in every one of our classes.