Colin began practicing Taekwon-Do in 2001 at Rayners Lane Academy and has trained there ever since. After around five years of training he attained the grade of 1st Degree in 2006. Having reached the coveted black belt ranks, Colin has maintained the same work ethic he displayed during his formative coloured belt years up to 1st degree, swiftly achieving the rank of 2nd Degree in 2008. After 6 years as a 2nd Degree, on 17th May, 2014, Colin graded to 3rd Degree under legendary, 1st generation Taekwon-Do pioneer Supreme Master Kim Bok Man (one of the few, select people who helped General Choi Hong Hi actually design the Taekwon-Do we all do today (SM Kim designed 16 of the ch'ang Hon tuls).

Colin was the first student of Rayners Lane Taekwon-Do Academy to be promoted all the way from 10th Kup to 3rd Degree.

Both a student and instructor  of the Academy, Colin can always be seen supporting the Academy’s endeavours in hosting and attending numerous seminars, tournaments etc. Colin is also a seasoned competitor himself and has won his fair share of silverware, with one of the highlights being a silver medal won for sparring at the world championships hosted by Grandmaster Hee Il Cho. He was also part of the Rayners Lane Men Sparring Team that took the silver at the same World Championships.

Colin has won more
‘Student of the Month’ awards than any other student, as well a being the
Mr Colin Avis, 3rd degree


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only Academy student to ever have been named ‘Student of the Year’ on more than one occasion, winning it in both 2004 and 2007. Colin’s has a passion for the art, commitment and consistency to both training and the Academy and his technical skills and knowledge of the art are second to none.
2nd Dan Black Belt Grading
September 2008 Dan Grading
Hit Nomination Video
February 2014
3rd  Dan Black Belt Grading
17th May 2014 Dan Grading
1st Dan Black Belt Grading
September 2006 Dan Grading