Instructors

Taekwon-Do Impact comprises one of the most highly qualified groups of 
Taekwon-Do instructors in the world, led by a 9th Degree Grand Master, 
two 8th Degree Masters and many 4th and 5th degrees.
All of our instructors have spent thousands of hours practicing and 
teaching the art, and can offer a complete and insightful grounding in 
Taekwon-Do skill to anyone willing to learn.

Grand Master Donato Nardizzi founded Taekwon-Do Impact in 1996. As a 9th 
Degree he holds the highest rank a Taekwon-Do practitioner can receive, 
and has been practicing the art for over 40 years. He started practicing 
Taekwon-Do at the age of 17 (with his sister Esther, who herself became 
a world champion), and progressed to become a Grand Master by 2016. 
Grand Master Nardizzi is currently the world’s youngest Grand Master.

The Kids Program

Grand Master Donato Nardizzi

Grand Master Nardizzi is the Chairman of the ITF Kids Program, which he 
designed and co-authored. This program is globally recognised within the 
ITF, and instructors are expected to teach their younger students 
according to its principles. He travels the world teaching instructors 
how to implement it into their lessons and the fundamentals of how to 
teach children and give them useful guidance toward learning fundamental 
Taekwon-Do and other life skills.

Founder of TKD Impact - Grand Master Donato Nardizzi
President of ITF England

The International Taekwon-Do Federation of England is the governing body 
that handles all ITF-related matters in the UK. Grand Master Nardizzi 
was the president of ITF England from 2011-2016. During this time he 
instituted by-laws and a charter, which have helped the organisation 
function transparently, equitably and democratically. As a result, ITF 
England-affiliated memberships grew over 400% in the span of 5 years, 
and the organisation has gained the footing it needs to embody the 
principles and tenets of Taekwon-Do going forward.

Olympic Torch Bearer

Acknowledged for his work in the community to promote fitness well-being 
through Taekwon-Do, Grand Master Nardizzi was invited to carry the 
Olympic flame in 2012. The honour of carrying the torch is conferred on 
those who are deemed to be a credit to their community and personify 
Olympic characteristics and spirit.

Educational Ethos

The Grand Master regards his students like an extended family, and aims 
to teach in an open and accessible manner, so as to be a useful source 
of knowledge, and to provide the guidance students are seeking in order 
to learn and grow. He believes that Taekwon-Do is not just an 
after-school or leisure activity but a way of life, and as such it can 
provide grounding in ethical and moral culture that students can depend 
upon and live by. As such, he feels a responsibility to ensure his 
students are getting the best they can from participating in Taekwon-Do, 
and are able to progress not just as martial artists, but as people 
also.

In June 2017, the fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, West London 
tragically claimed the lives of 4 Taekwon-Do Impact students, and left 
another as the sole survivor when her entire family were lost in the 
disaster.
Grand Master Nardizzi took the initiative to raise funds to support 
survivors and to help towards rebuilding the shattered local community. 
Fundraising was begun with the hosting of a kick-athlon event, where 
Taekwon-Do students performed 1,000 kicks each to raise money for 
Grenfell. The event was widely supported throughout the ITF, and along 
with a JustGiving campaign and an open tournament dedicated to the 
survivors, the Taekwon-Do community has been able to raise over £50,000 
to date.
If you would like to hear more about this story please follow the link 
below:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grenfell-taekwondo-victims

Charitable Endeavours and Fundraising
Master Russell Dennis

Russell Dennis has been training in Martial Arts for the majority of his 
life. He started Taekwon-do in 1987, which he continues to train in and develop his knowledge. He presently holds a 8th Dan black belt (Senior Master level) and is very active in the Taekwon-do community working as an International Instructor, umpire and grading examiner with the International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF). Master Dennis runs the instructors courses for Taekwon-do Impact (London and the South East), is a member of the ITF-England Discipline and Ethics committee and is also the ITF-England technical director.

From the beginning Russell Dennis was always particularly interested in the self-defence and realistic fighting side of Martial arts. He is also 
involved in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and runs ‘Extreme Fighters’ MMA gym in Redhill. Master Dennis has had several pro MMA fights and has several students who also compete in MMA.
Master Dennis runs Taekwon-do schools in the Cheam, Dorking and Epsom areas and teaches students from 4years old to over 50.

Master Kim Anderson

Master Anderson (VIII Degree) first started training in Taekwon-Do in 
August 1974. After achieving his 1st Degree in March 1979 and qualifying 
as an instructor, Master Anderson established the Colney Heath 
Taekwon-Do School in September 1979.

Having spent 45 years dedicated to training and teaching Taekwon-Do, 
Master Anderson has produced many Black belts, ranging from 1st to 5th 
Degree. Some of these students have competed for England at European and World Championships.

Alex Nardizzi - 5th Degree

Alex Nardizzi is the oldest son of Grand Master Nardizzi. Alex shares 
his father’s enthusiasm for the martial art, beginning his training in 
Taekwon-do at just five years old. He has risen up the through ranks of 
Taekwon-Do to gain his 5th Degree, and is one of the youngest advanced 
black belt practitioners in the UK, having dedicated the majority of his 
life to training in the martial art. Alex enjoys the competitive side of 
the martial art and participates in international tournaments 
representing England; he was the European champion in power in 2009 and British Champion multiple times. Now he teaches full-time at various locations across London.

Alex Nardizzi 5th Dan

Andy Adolph - 5th Degree

Mr Adolph (V Degree) first started Taekwon-Do in February 1982, training 
with Master Anderson at the Colney Heath Taekwon-do School. After 
qualifying as an Instructor and a 2nd Degree Black belt, Mr Adolph 
established the Bricket Wood Taekwon-Do School (March 1992).
In 2005, Mr Adolph realised his dream of becoming a full-time instructor 
and is the Chief Instructor of the Spirit Taekwon-Do Schools.
Having spent over 35 years dedicated to training and teaching 
Taekwon-Do, Mr Adolph has produced many Black belts, ranging from 1st to 5th Degree. Some of these students have competed for England at European and World Championships.

James Davis - 4th Degree

James Davis has more than 24 years of Taekwon-Do experience, and  currently a 4th Degree Blackbelt. He has been taught by the highest  ranking Taekwon-Do instructors, Masters and Grand Masters in the UK.

James began his Taekwon-Do training while at University in Dundee, 
Scotland and achieved his 1st Degree Blackbelt under UKTF Scotland.  During his time in Scotland James travelled back home to Croydon and 
attended classes run by Grand Master Nardizzi whenever the opportunity 
arose.

After a brief introduction to Taekwon-Do at a local Dundee club James found Montrose School of Taekwon-Do on the east cost of Scotland and 
began training there with Master McNairn 7th Degree.

James moved back near Croydon in 2005 and started attending classes with Master Dennis 7th Degree - progressed through 2nd and 3rd Degree 
gradings and was then very keen to start teaching.

James started Banstead Taekwon-Do School in September 2009 and has trained 10 people from White belt to Blackbelt in that time. The school runs 3 nights a week and teaches 4 - 7 year olds, 8 - 12 year olds and Teenagers and Adults.

As well as being a Taekwon-Do instructor, James also has a Phase 1 (1st 
Dan) instructor level in SBL Silat, which is an art with Indonesian 
roots. He has several years of Aikido, Ju-Jitsu, and a nameless control and restraint system and blends much of this for his students benefit in his classes.