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Senior Chief Instructor : Master James Hogan - Click here

Grade: 8th Degree Black Belt

Master Jim Hogan dominated the UK tournament scene in the 1980's, winning numerous national titles in all disciplines (sparring, patterns and destruction). In 1984 he won a European title in sparring and then in 1990, after overcoming a serious knee injury, he won the prestigious Masters Cup in Stockholm. A highly sought after teacher and coach since the early 1980's, Master Hogan has run numerous schools in the UK where he has coached many UK, European and World champions. Master Hogan holds the rank of 7th degree black belt, gives special seminars in the UK and abroad.

Master Hogan still continues to train and teach at his Hogan's Institute of Taekwon-Do School Headquarters in Surbiton, Surrey.


Senior Sydenham Taekwon-do Instructor: Mr John Vernazza

Grade: 4th Degree Black Belt

Training Since: 2003

John Vernazza has been trained by Master Hogan in the Hogan's Institute of Taekwondo for just over nine  years. He has competed in competitions throughout the country and has won Gold medal's in the Senior Heavyweight sparring division in the 2010 British and Welsh Open Taekwon-do Championships, he also retained his title at the Welsh Open Taekwon-do Championship in February 2011 and 2012.

In October 2011, Mr Vernazza, won two Silver medal representing his country at the ITF European Taekwon-do Championships in Naples, Italy for 3rd Degree Senior Patterns (Tuls) and also in the Senior Heavy-weight Sparring events.

More recently, In August 2012, Mr Vernazza, won a Silver medal from the 2012 ITF World Taekwon-do Championships in Ottawa, Canada in the Senior Heavy-weight Sparring category. Also a Silver Medal for Sparring at the British Taekwon-Do Championships in Cardiff in October 2012.

Mr Vernazza has regularly attended and completed both the (BTC) British Taekwon-Do Council Instructor’s and first aid courses, and is fully CRB Checked. He is also a qualified First Aider.


Assistant Sydenham Taekwon-do Instructor: Mr Neil Kober

Grade: 1st Degree Black Belt

Training Since:  2005

Mr Neil Kober details are being updated.


Assistant Sydenham Taekwon-do Instructor: Mr A J Singh

Grade: 1st Degree Black Belt

Training Since:  2001

Mr AJ Singh details are being updated.