Mr Paul Bateman (Boo Sabum)

2nd Degree Black Belt – ITF Taekwon-Do

1st Degree Black Belt – WAKO Kickboxing


UKTA Registered Instructor – Taekwon-Do – View Certificate 

UKTA National (Class C) Umpire – View Certificate

WAKO Registered & Insured Instructor – Kickboxing – View Details

Active IQ Qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer – CIMSPA Verified

Fully DBS Checked and Verified (exp May 2023) – BTC Verified

First Aid in Martial Arts Qualified (exp May 2023) – View Certificate 

NSPCC Child Protection in Sports Certified – View Certificate

WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) CoachTrue Certified – View Certificate 

Registered and Verified with The Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and Physical Activity – CIMSPA Profile



Mr Bateman started martial arts at the age of 12. He began training WT Taekwondo in Doncaster with Mst Gary Sykes (GB Olympic Team Coach) where he enjoyed many years of competition sparring.

In 2014 he relocated to the North Yorkshire coast which saw him switch from WT Taekwondo to the more traditional ITF Taekwon-Do with NEST-TKD in Redcar. In 2017 he was successfully promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt in front of the UKTA Grandmasters grading panel. On April 11th 2021 he was awarded 2nd Degree after attending a very special weekend long National Black Belt Seminar to mark the 66th Anniversary of the naming of Taekwon-Do.

Mr Bateman still competes at a national level and trains regularly with ITF England national squads.