About Us

Welcome to our website at Taekwon-do-Wales

Welcome to Taekwon-Do-Wales, one of the largest schools in the UK teaching the fastest growing Martial Art in history! Based in the South Wales valleys, we consist of 7 schools with 11 DBS registered instructors and nearly 400 students, and are affiliated with the International Taekwon-Do Federation HQ Korea


Established by myself, Peter Kent-Marrast VI degree black belt, I first opened doors in 2000 in Fleur-de-lis alongside my wife, Patricia Kent-Marrast V degree. We have since expanded and now run successful schools throughout Fleur-de-Lis, Oakdale, Hengoed, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Merthyr Valleys, Mountain Ash,  & Port Talbot. Our fully qualified and registered instructors working alongside us are:-

  • Anthoni Fieldhouse IV degree
  • Lauren Wynn III degree
  • Robert Wilkins II degree
  • Liam Cox III degree
  • Ruth Steele III degree
  • Lauren Main-Robson III degree
  • Shaunna Ryan II degree
  • Laura Mullins I degree

We encourage and support our students who also wish to pursue a future in instructing, and currently have 9 class assistants- Lauren Spiller-Boulter II degree, Honor Jones I degree, Lyra Davies II degree, Nia Brown I degree, Emily Curtis-Jones II degree, Lucy Wright I degree, Gracie Morris I degree, Teigan Howells I degree For more information regarding school locations and class schedules, please visit page entitled ‘School Information’.


We try to cater to each individual student, and help them get what they want from it- various skills are applied to TaeKwon-Do, and will help develop confidence and fitness, all whilst honing your self-defence abilities. Don’t forget- there is also the thrill of competition for those who fancy taking their training further!


We have had great success as a Taekwon-Do school in the field of competition- we have had pupils train in the National Welsh Squad and compete at international levels throughout Europe. We have obtained First Place status In ITF League tables in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and second place for 2015 missing out by a few points 2017 Gold in the World Championships. We also offer displays at local school fetes and fairs, done free of charge. Displays are always varied, showing the traditional side of Taekwon-Do with practices that are centuries old, venturing into demonstrations including weapons, self-defence skills and sparring, often accompanied by music, not to mention the art of wood breaking, and the occasional brick or tile! We also strive to include every student who wants to participate, regardless of age or belt status.


If you are thinking of taking up Taekwon-Do, then this is the place to be! First two lessons will be free of charge, and a discounted payment plan is available for families, so you have nothing to lose. We also offer specific classes, for ages 4 to 6, 7 to 12, Teens Adults, Ladies only class - please see our ‘School Information’ section for more details. If you still have any unanswered questions, please contact us- we are always happy to help.



Mr Peter Kent-Marrast VI degree International Instructor & International Umpire. Chief Instructor and Grading Examiner & Welsh Representative for ITF HQ Korea. I have been teaching Taekwon-do for over 17 years and started training in the mid 1970s it is my life, what makes me happy is watching the students within my schools develop into good people. Taekwon-do is the most perfect tool for bringing out the best in people.

Mrs Patricia Kent-Marrast V degree International Instructor & International Umpire for Taekwon-do Ladies and Taekwon-do-Wales Mountain Ash

Mr Anthoni Fieldhouse IV degree International Instructor for Taekwon-do-Wales Caerphilly

Miss Lauren Wynn III degree Instructor for Taekwon-do-Wales Merthyr Valleys

Lauren Main-Robson III degree Instructor for Taekwon-do-Wales Port Talbot

Together We Are a Great Team

The Picture below is some of our Instructors with Jade Jones MBE