John Haggerty

I’ve been active all my life. Like nearly all kids I started off in my local football team. From there I went on to practice just about every sport that was available to me. Finally I found taekwondo as a teenager – it was the sport for me. I went on to represent my club and country at European open level.

 

After coaching at clubs all over Glasgow for several year I took the leap and opened my own gym in 2004. With the ambition of bringing sport, health and fitness to as many people as possible. Lots of various programme were set up. I wanted to coach as many people into a healthy lifestyle as possible and help broaden the ambition of local kids.

 

In 2011 I took up the sport of weightlifting to compliment my own training and coaching. I was 35 at the time and thought that I might be a bit old for it. I was wrong. It was something that anyone could do. After much studying and practice I completed my weightlifting instructors course to add to my taekwondo qualifications that I had been working through for the previous 20+ years.

 

Just as when I started the gym in 2004 I still feel passionately about helping people into a positive healthy and happy bodies.

Qualifications

  • 5th Dan Kukkiwon (master grade)
  • BSc (Hons)
  • British Weightilfting Level 1
  • Weightlifting Scotland Level 2 instructor

 

Competition Career

  •  Competed internationally for Scotland and UK

Coaching Career

  • Founded Caledonian Taekwondo: 1995
  • Opened Caledonian Taekwondo Health & Fitness Centre: 2004
  • Scotland National Coach: 2000 – 2003
  • GB Taekwondo – Technical Centre Scotland Coach: 2000 -2003 & 2004 – 2007
  • BTCB Scotland Executive Committee Member: 2004 – 2007
  • Taekwondo Examiner: 2002 – present
  • Created Caledonian TKD Tiger school programme: 2006
  • Created Caledonian Police League: 2005 – present
  • Created Caledonian Cup – 2009 – present
  • Created Glasgow Open – 2012 – present

Coaching Career

  • Founded Caledonian Taekwondo: 1995
  • Opened Caledonian Taekwondo Health & Fitness Centre: 2004
  • Scotland National Coach: 2000 – 2003
  • GB Taekwondo – Technical Centre Scotland Coach: 2000 -2003 & 2004 – 2007
  • BTCB Scotland Executive Committee Member: 2004 – 2007
  • Taekwondo Examiner: 2002 – present
  • Created Caledonian TKD Tiger school programme: 2006
  • Created Caledonian Police League: 2005 – present
  • Created Caledonian Cup – 2009 – present
  • Created Glasgow Open – 2012 – present