Chief Instructor

World Master Richard Saunders

Meet our chief instructor and find out why you’re in the best possible hands when it comes to taekwondo:

World Master Richard Saunders has been teaching Taekwondo in Wirral and Chester since 1994 and his schools have become a key part of the communities they serve.


Master Saunders is a 7th degree black in Taekwondo and has been studying Martial arts for over 35 years. He has been fortunate enough to travel the world expanding his knowledge on martial arts to pass on to his students. In the 25 years of teaching, he’s helped over 400 students obtain Black Belts, coached many students through competitions and they’ve gained local, national and world titles. He is to date the only martial instructor to have a student win the Merseyside Sports awards and his club has recently been awarded the Wirral Sports forum club of the Year 2019.

Master Saunders himself was awarded the TAGB instructor of the year, highlighting his dedication and passion for teaching taekwondo. He is truly passionate about Martial Arts and his vision is to help as many students as possible to enjoy and benefit from what taekwondo has to offer.

Club Purpose: To positively impact our community and the lives of as many people as possible through Martial Arts

Club Values:  
1. Community - supporting the community is core to our purpose. We love to see families training and people making new friends and connections through our clubs.
2. Diversity - We embrace diversity, and everyone is welcome. We make our clubs affordable and therefore accessible to all
3. Excellence – we pride ourselves in providing the best martial arts training in a professional but friendly and welcoming environment
4. Success – we love to see our students succeed in reaching whatever goal they have set, we’ll support them every step of the way and join them in celebrating their achievements

Master Saunders has a dedicated team of instructors who he coaches regularly to ensure his high standards of teaching are met. Which is why Universal Taekwondo Academies is a highly regarded club.



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