Our Team

Master Mosy

Chief Instructor

Club: Huddersfield, Birkby
When did you start Taekwondo?
I first started taekwondo at the age of ten. Although it wasn’t the first martial arts I was into at that time. I achieved my first black belt around the age of sixteen.
What do you most enjoy about Taekwondo?
I mostly enjoy the active and sport side of Taekwondo, such as pad work and sparring.



Tell us about your success and achievements:
I am pleased about achieving my 5th Dan by this age. Also, I am very glad to be an instructor at the club that’s known to have the most members registered to a single venue in England. However, what puts a smile on my face is the fact that I have managed to produce many players and help our members come closer to their goals and dreams. My biggest ambition would be to make one of the strongest Taekwondo teams and to continue to see our students improving and achieving their best.

Master Antoine

Instructor

Club: Huddersfield, Birkby
When did you start Taekwondo?
I began my Taekwondo journey in early 2007, which means I have been practising for plus 17 years.
What do you most enjoy about Taekwondo?
What I most enjoy about Taekwondo is the continuous learning and personal growth it offers. The discipline, the challenge, and the opportunity to inspire others keep me passionate about this martial art.



Tell us about your success and achievements:
As a 4th Dan black belt, I have achieved numerous milestones that I am incredibly proud of. As a high-level athlete, I have won more than ten Cameroon champion titles and several best fighter awards. Representing my country, Cameroon, in various world and African competitions has been a great honour, and I have delivered memorable performances, securing significant victories and medals. As an instructor and coach, I have had the privilege of training multiple champions and future club instructors. Additionally, Taekwondo has allowed me to forge friendships across the globe that have profoundly impacted and enriched my life. My goal remains to continually learn, progress, and pass on my knowledge to inspire future generations.

Nicholas Elson (Master Nicky)

Instructor & Fight team coach

Club: PTKD Allmondbury & PTKD Birkby
When did you start Taekwondo?
I started Taekwondo in May 2013
Tell us about your success and achievements:
1st Dan black belt
Competed around the UK
Coached at many British National Championships where the kids have been crowned national champions.
Qualifications:
Level 2 Coaching Course in TKD
Lever 3 Corner Judge Qualification
Safeguarding in Sports Level 2
First-aid in sports awareness



What do you most enjoy about Taekwondo?
I enjoy the competitive side of Taekwondo and really enjoy coaching at competitions there is no better feeling than when the kids win and seeing that happiness on their faces so by passing on what I know to students and helping them develop new skills and applying it at competitions it’s a great sense of achievement. And I also love teaching in general sessions watching the kids improve and achieve their goals for grading.

Setareh Ghasemi

Director, Safeguarding Lead & Coach

Club: PTKD Birkby
When did you start Taekwondo?
I started Taekwondo in the summer of 2007
Tell us about your success and achievements:
Currently, I’m a 4th Dan black belt and a qualified coach with a Level 2 Coaching Certificate. I am qualified to be a corner judge at sparring competitions and in the very near future, I will be a centre referee.



I love working here. It feels like home; we are all part of a big Premier family. Trust and love are at the heart of our Club, and I would not have it any other way; that’s why I proactively work hard to ensure we have all the best safeguarding practices to maintain a positive, healthy environment for all to train and enjoy.

Javad Mirzania

Instructor

Club: PTKD Mirfield
When did you start Taekwondo?
I started taekwondo when I was 9 years old.
Tell us about your success and achievements:
I have won many medals as a player but, my greatest achievement was winning a gold medal in the Iranian National Championships in 1998. It also gives me a great sense of achievement to see my students thrive.



What do you most enjoy about Taekwondo?
I really enjoy sparring. I also love being an instructor and seeing my students improve and achieve. If they’re happy, I’m happy! I have been involved as an instructor with PTKD since it first opened.

Master Mojy

Instructor

Club: PTKD Birkby
When did you start Taekwondo?
I started taekwondo when I was 9 years old. I got my first black belt when I was 14 years old. I started taekwondo because my cousin (who is also a Premier TKD instructor) started taekwondo and I wanted to train with him.
What do you most enjoy about Taekwondo?
My favourite part about taekwondo is Sparring. The students at the club make teaching very fun and enjoyable, of course, it is challenging at some points, but seeing them progress and achieve their dreams is the best part of my job.



Tell us about your success and achievements:
I have achieved my fourth Dan and have also made many good friends. There are so many good experiences, I couldn’t begin to try and fit them on here. I have competed in many competitions and have achieved many gold, silver and bronze national medals in Iran. In Iran, competitions are a lot more difficult in comparison to England. My ambition is the success of our students at Premier Taekwondo and I hope they all get the chance to represent GB because I believe they are capable.

Sam (Somayeh Qasemi)

Admin and Membership Services

Club: PTKD Birkby
When did you start working at Premier Taekwondo?
I started working at Premier Taekwondo in October 2016.



What do you most enjoy about the club?
I really enjoy seeing our smallest children trying their hardest at TKD. Our Lil’ Dragons are where it all begins. It is also very enjoyable to watch our Elite team competing and see their success at every competition.

Masood

Director and Committee Chairman

Club: PTKD Birkby
When did you become a committee member?
I became a committee member when the club was first established in 2007.
What does your role involve?
I am the Chairman of the Committee and my role involves making decisions to do with all aspects of the club.



What do you most enjoy about being a committee member?
The club is a non-profit-making organisation and I enjoy helping the community by diverting children’s minds into sport together with keeping the community healthy, disciplined and active.

Lisa Jagger

Director/Treasurer and Club Development Officer

Club: PTKD Birkby
When did you become a committee member?
I’ve worked with Premier Taekwondo since 2012, and have been a Director since 2015.
What do you most enjoy about being a committee member?
I enjoy being able to make a difference in the club and being part of an ambitious team.



What does your role involve?
As club development officer I work mainly ‘behind the scenes’. I work closely with Mosy to create a development plan which looks at all aspects of the club, from supporting young players to creating structures and systems to help the club run smoothly. I represent the club at various meetings, manage and develop the schools outreach programme, and other community activities. I helped the club achieve Clubmark accreditation and make sure that the club keeps up to date with legal policies and procedures. I also spend a lot of time applying for grants on behalf of the club.

Peter Doherty

President of Performance Team Committee

Club: PTKD Birkby
When did you become a committee member?
I became a committee member over 5 years ago.
What do you most enjoy about being a committee member?
I enjoy getting things done and seeing them through to the end.



What does your role involve?
My role is varied and full. Some of my responsibilities are:

  • Helping with policies
  • Searching for venues and organising competitions
  • Organising and running fundraising events
  • Actively searching for club sponsors
  • Arranging and coordinating parties
  • Making sure payments are made for competitions
  • Liaising with Mosy most days
Jennifer

Treasurer of Performance Team Committee

Club: PTKD Birkby
What does your role involve?
The Treasurer has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the Management Committee to safeguard the organisation’s finances.



Clare

Secretary of Performance Team Committee

Club: PTKD Birkby
What does your role involve?
The role of the Secretary is to support the Chair in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management Committee. In summary, the Secretary is responsible for: Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted. Maintaining effective records and administration.