PR UPDATE SEPT

Olympic Taekwondo sports manager launches fifth club

The founder of a string of Taekwondo clubs, who played a key role as the sports manager in charge of Taekwondo at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has launched a fifth site.

Mike McKenzie, who founded his first Quest Taekwondo club in Bradford in 1988, has taken on a five year lease at a 4,000 sq ft industrial unit at Marrtree Business Park, in Penistone, Barnsley, offering Taekwondo classes for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

The Penistone club was the first in the country to be awarded Sport England’s Clubmark Award and GB Taekwondo Talent Club status.

Mckenzie, a 7th Dan black belt and vice president of British Taekwondo, leads the Quest group that has clubs in Liverpool, Dewsbury, Hull, Bradford and Lincoln.

He said: “Our continued success and growth accelerates my goal and vision to give all our members the ability and opportunity to develop to their full potential as Taekwondoists and people.

“We’re already receiving great feedback and interest and I’d like to thank hlw Keeble Hawson for securing the lease and ensuring everything went smoothly.”

Clare Darwood, a solicitor in hlw Keeble Hawson’s commercial property team who advised on the deal, said: “Mike’s powerful reputation, drive and passion to help people boost their health, fitness and confidence is inspirational and we wish him continued success as the Quest Taekwondo clubs continue to go from strength to strength.”

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