My name is Stuart Anslow and I am the Chief Instructor of Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy.
I am a 4th degree black belt in Taekwon-do & I also hold a few certificates in Ju Jitsu.
I have been training in Taekwon-do for quite a few years now (almost two decades in fact) and have been into the martial arts since my school days.
The style I teach is Ch'ang Hon (ITF) Taekwon-do and although this is my base art many martial arts fascinate me, so I cross train in other styles every now and then, exchanging techniques and ideas with like minded martial artists. Apart from my style of Taekwon-do, I've trained a bit in Judo (at college), Shotokan karate with my training partner for over 4 years, Ju Jitsu, attending seminars & gaining certificates, and Kung Fu (in my school days), but Taekwon-do is the only art I've graded in, which doesn't really matter as its what lies behind the belt that counts. And its very easy once you been training for a while to implement other techniques & ideas into your own style from other arts & people.
In 2006 I released a book relating to Taekwondo called "Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do Hae Sul" which has received praise and recognition on a world wide level.
It is my opinion that martial arts should be available to everyone & all students should be able to develop according to their own attributes and be capable in all areas of the art, be that the mental & physical & perhaps spiritual as well.