Simon Scales is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt and the instructor for Inspire Taekwon-Do which covers the Mansfield / Mansfield Woodhouse area. Inspire Taekwon-Do is very much a family orientated club with parents often training with their children. Simon also trains with his own children, Katie (13) who is a 2nd Degree and Thomas (11) who is a 1st Degree. The school has developed its own community over the past 4 years where students come to learn Taekwon-Do and socialise with each other. New students are always made to feel welcome. This ethos of family is throughout the Heart Of England Group of clubs which Simon is proud to be a part of.
For the past 4 years Simon has also been a Voluntary Child Sports and Confidence Coach at The Samworth Church Academy exposing young people to diversionary life skills such as Self-Discipline, Social Integration, Self Esteem, Non Violent Conflict Resolution, Spatial Awareness, Leadership and Goal Setting. The syllabus is supported through the foundations of Taekwon-Do. This process has proven to be a success with young people benefiting not only physically but socially and academically as well.
Simon is also passionate about the competitive side of Taekwon-Do which compliments his focus in personal development and fitness. Simon has had reasonable success with numerous Bronze and Silver medals at World / European Championships and achieving Gold’s in national tournaments. Simon encourages his own students to compete to maximise their own full potential and development.
His dedication to fitness is second to none and has many achievements to his name including completing 10 x Tough Mudders with many more planned. To develop his knowledge in fitness and health Simon is studying to become a professionally qualified personal trainer and sports nutritionists.
Simon is also qualified Class B UITF Referee and officiates at local and national tournaments. He also supports the Heart of England Group with media relations and fund raising.
Simon’s future commitment is to keep developing his own and others Taekwon-Do journey.