Master Richard V. Allen


Master Richard V. Allen
Founder - Fighters & Poomsae Coach

With his fast and furious training scheme, Richard has had the honour of coaching many of today’s champions and has helped many students achieve an array of titles at both national and international level.

With National, European and World titles under his belt, four visits to the Olympics to date and over 200 students already to follow in his footsteps, 5th Dan Richard ‘Big Rich’ Allen has become somewhat of an icon in the federation of Taekwondo and an inspiration to the young, the old and both men and women.
His Taekwondo Academy has assisted with the fight to keep local children off the streets and out of trouble by giving them opportunities and positive goals to focus on. This in turn has made him well known within his community.
At the age of 18, Richard became British champion and held the title for 10 years; a feat still not matched, and to this day remains undefeated.
He has been teaching Taekwondo for nearly two decades. His oldest student is in his 50s and youngest is 4 years old.
Achieving the level of competing in the Olympics and World Championships is a high point especially in this game, and Richard is very proud to say he has achieved both of these throughout his career.
Richard has competed in a number of major competitions including the 1991 World Championships; he was part of the 2000 GB Olympic squad, one of the Olympic coaches for the 2004 Olympics, England Commonwealth team coach in 2006 and National cadet coach in 2007. He has been the London Taekwondo team coach since 2002.
Richard retired from competing to devout his time to training his students.
With his fast and furious training scheme, Richard has had the honour of coaching many of today’s champions and has helped many students achieve an array of titles at both national and international level.