Our Instructors

Tom Thornton

Tom started training in kickboxing in 1994 and while at college met his first Taekwon Do instructor. He changed to TaeKwon-Do in 1996 with the TAGB in England. Tom is a full-time instructor, working in primary and secondary schools teaching self-defence, fitness and basic gymnastics classes. He is running four clubs: Arklow, Enniscorthy, Riverchapel and Gorey.


Tom is a fourth degree black belt, graded by Master David Oliver, 8th degree.

Caroline Nugent

Caroline started Taekwon Do in 2005, and graded for her black belt in 2010, having previously trained for years in Shotokan Karate. She is an active coach, and has won several national and international titles for both patterns and sparring. 


Caroline is a third degree black belt, graded by Master David Oliver 8th degree.

Gavin Nugent

Gavin has been training for over a decade, and graded for his black belt in 2011. He is an instructor with UCD Taekwon Do Club.


Gavin is a second degree black belt, graded by Master David Oliver 8th degree.