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Sammy (Sadegh) Shajirat
Position: Chief Instructor
Grade: 6th Dan Kukkiwon
Instructor: Grand Master Mohammed Reza Shams



  • Qualified World Taekwondo instructor in the UK and Seoul - Korea; Kukkiwon 2010

  • Qualified fitness instructor: CYQ personal trainer Qualified; Poomsae referee (WTF)

  • Qualified British Red Cross and NVQ Level 2.

  • More than 19 years of experience of teaching Taekwondo at Olympic level.

  • Since 2012 works as a personal trainer in modelling.

  • Teaching self-defence (Hapkido - full contact at the Sobell Centre Boxing Gym)

  • Runs Kids Activity class for kids and also for those with special needs.


Master Sammy has been traning in TKD since the age of 12 with Grand Master Mohammad Reza Shams who was trained in South Korea and participated in Ahwaz Taekwondo in South Iran. His latest grading exam took place back in 1994 for 4th dan with Iranian Taekwondo Federation (Grand Master Modiry and Grand Master Shinchul Kang in Iran ). He has attend both as participant and as refree in several different fighting styles and events. Master Blackbelt instructor of TKD in the UK since year 2000.


He used to teach Taekwondo at the London Swiss Cottage Taekwondo Coumunty and Acton Town London Vale Taekwondo Coumunty since 2007. He also participated in an after school project to tech Taekwondo at Isligton schools and in other various places in and around London. Master Sammy runs the Karoon Taekwondo Academy in both Central and North London. He is also focusing at preparing his students in the best possible way offering a variety of Boot Camps in Mixed Martial Arts.


He has been teaching Taekwondo at Vibast Community Center in Old Street at Islington borough for more than 19 years. Master Sammy is a member of Kukkiwon in Word Taekwondo Headquarters and member of Britsh Taekwondo and World Taekwondo Federation and Olympic Association ETU (European Taekwondo Union). At the moment Master Sammy is running Taekwondo classes at Holloway Road in North London  from 2011 to 2015. Master Sammy is an international level couch at the Sobeil Leisure Centre in Hornsey Road (Sobell Taekwondo Club) and  Finsbury Leisure Centre (Finsbury Taekwondo Club).

Teaching Experience

Master Sammy (Sadegh) Shajirat has been teaching Taekwondo in UK since 2003 in the Wonford Fitness (Exeter), at Swiss Cottage community and Action Vale Community Center. Since 2007 started an after school project to teach Taekwondo at schools in Islington Taekwondo (London) and running Karoon Taekwondo Academy in Central London.


Competition Experience
  • Iranian open champion-1992 silver medal with Coach Master Frshad Moradi,

  • Military Services Champion 1993 gold medal with Coach Master Jamal Sohrabe in Karman.

  • Open University 1993 gold medal with Coach Master Manocher Nely Ardakani.

  • Master Sadegh is members with:

  • Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters

  • WTF World Taekwondo Federation 

  • BTCB British Taekwondo Federation 

  • ETU European Taekwondo Union

Sammy Shajirat

Chief Instructor


“ Doing Tae Kwon-Do is fun way to exercise and keep fit and makes me feel young.I like to pass on my knowledge and experience to my students , and hope they will do the same . Tae Kwon-Do is my way of life , I enjoy watching my students achieve a goal, that they set , from their first training day to black belt.“

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