About Us

We guarantee to transform your life by teaching you the most complete and effective system of martial arts and health improvement available today. We promise to serve you at the highest standards of ethics and excellence in teaching, so that you can go beyond your limitations, reach your fullest potential, and achieve your most important life goals.

Master Kuzey Akses 5th Dan (Co-founder)

Kuzey Akses first began training in Taekwondo at the tender age of 5 years old. Much of his time in the early years were spent working his way through the grades which were rigorously tested. He achieved his 1st Dan Black Belt aged 12. Having had a solid grounding in traditional Taekwondo Kuzey turned his sights to the full contact competition side of Taekwondo. After having just missed out on top spot a number of occasions Kuzey achieved his ambition of becoming British National Champion and later went on to represent Great Britain at International competitions around the world. Although Kuzey excelled in Olympic style Sport Taekwondo he continued to focus on his traditional Taekwondo skills and in early 2017 he celebrated this 26th year of training by successfully passing his examination for 5th Dan Black Belt.

Master Kuzey Akses 5th Dan

(Co-founder)

Kuzey Akses first began training in Taekwondo at the tender age of 5 years old. Much of his time in the early years were spent working his way through the grades which were rigorously tested. He achieved his 1st Dan Black Belt aged 12. Having had a solid grounding in traditional Taekwondo Kuzey turned his sights to the full contact competition side of Taekwondo. After having just missed out on top spot a number of occasions Kuzey achieved his ambition of becoming British National Champion and later went on to represent Great Britain at International competitions around the world. Although Kuzey excelled in Olympic style Sport Taekwondo he continued to focus on his traditional Taekwondo skills and in early 2017 he celebrated this 26th year of training by successfully passing his examination for 5th Dan Black Belt.

Terry Cooper (Co-founder)

Terry Cooper started Taekwondo at five years of age and obtained his black belt by the time he was twelve. Whilst studying Sport and Exercise Science at University, Terry became a coach of the University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club and was reigning British Student National Champion from 2006 – 2009. He has medaled at the British National Championships on 6 occasions from 2007 and was a GB Para-Poomsae Coach from 2017 – 2019.  

Terry Cooper

(Co-founder)

Terry Cooper started Taekwondo at five years of age and obtained his black belt by the time he was twelve. Whilst studying Sport and Exercise Science at University, Terry became a coach of the University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club and was reigning British Student National Champion from 2006 – 2009. He has medaled at the British National Championships on 6 occasions from 2007 and was a GB Para-Poomsae Coach from 2017 – 2019.

Georgina Ingram 3rd Dan (Senior Instructor)

Georgina Ingram transitioned from ITF style Taekwondo in 2015. Since working with Aquila she has gone on to achieve her 2nd Dan in WTF style Taekwondo and 2nd place at the British Student Nationals. Georgina currently acts as President of the Goldsmiths University Taekwondo Club which is also managed by Aquila. Under her leadership the club won “Best Team” at the Goldsmiths Athletic Union Awards in 2016.

Georgina Ingram 3rd Dan

(Senior Instructor)

Georgina Ingram transitioned from ITF style Taekwondo in 2015. Since working with Aquila she has gone on to achieve her 2nd Dan in WTF style Taekwondo and 2nd place at the British Student Nationals. Georgina currently acts as President of the Goldsmiths University Taekwondo Club which is also managed by Aquila. Under her leadership the club won “Best Team” at the Goldsmiths Athletic Union Awards in 2016.

Frequently asked questions

Are your instructors qualified?
All of our instructors are registered to teach under the National Governing Body (British Taekwondo). Our instructors are also qualified to perform first-aid and are fully DBS (formally CRB) approved.
What age are the classes suitable for?
We have both children and adults classes. Children can start from as young as 3 years of age and there is no maximum age limit.
What do I wear?
For the first few lessons you can wear jogging bottoms and a loose fitting T-shirt. Taekwondo training is performed in bare feet so students are asked to remove their shoes before the lesson begins.
Can I try before I sign up?
Yes of course, the first lesson is free to try. There’s no need to book, simply pop along to one of our classes. 
Do I need to have a good level of fitness to participate?
Our lessons are tailored to cater for the individual needs of our students. Taekwondo can increase
ones physical fitness and mental wellbeing but a good level of fitness prior to joining is not required.
Do I need insurance?
For health and safety reasons, insurance is required to participate in Taekwondo and needs to be renewed annually.
Do your classes run all year round?
Yes. With the exception of Christmas and New Year we run our classes throughout the year.
I have never participated in a martial arts before, would your class be suitable?
Our classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Prior experience in Taekwondo or any other martial art is not necessary.
How do I register for your classes?
After the trial lesson our instructors will provide you with information on how to register and sign up. 
How do I pay for the lessons?
We accept payments via cash, cheque and direct debit.
Are your instructors qualified?
All of our instructors are registered to teach under the National Governing Body (British Taekwondo). Our instructors are also qualified to perform first-aid and are fully DBS (formally CRB)approved.
What age are the classes suitable for?
We have both children and adults classes. Children can start from as young as 4 years of age and there is no maximum age limit.
What do I wear?
For the first few lessons you can wear jogging bottoms and a loose fitting T-shirt. Taekwondo training is performed in bare feet so students are asked to remove their shoes before the lesson begins.
Am I required to watch my child's class?
Simply come along to one of our classes. You can join straight in and experience a normal class as a trial, completely free of charge. After the trial lesson our instructors will provide you with a short
form to complete and hand back to us by the next lesson.
Do I need to have a good level of fitness to participate?
Our lessons are tailored to cater for the individual needs of our students. Taekwondo can increase ones physical fitness and mental wellbeing but a good level of fitness prior to joining is not required.
Do I need insurance?
For health and safety reasons, insurance is required to participate in Taekwondo and needs to be renewed annually.
Do your classes run all year round?
Yes. With the exception of Christmas and New Year we run our classes throughout the year.
I have never participated in a martial arts before, would your class be suitable?
Our classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Prior experience in Taekwondo or any other martial art is not necessary.
How do I register for your classes?
Simply come along to one of our classes. You can join straight in and experience a normal class as a trial, completely free of charge. After the trial lesson our instructors will provide you with a short form to complete and hand back to us by the next lesson.
How do I pay for the lessons?
We accept payments via cash, cheque and direct debit.

Contact us

07428 149082 | 07732 098285

[email protected]

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