Elaine first commenced Martial Arts training at school. She was selected as a trainee instructor early on and was awarded her first Black Belt in Zen Chi Ryu by Shihan Kyoshi Tom Slaven in 1983. She continues to train in the Kempo Jutsu branch of that system and holds the role of "Gatekeeper" and most senior female member for Kempo Jutsu. She has also trained in Wing Chun, Hsing I and Arnis on an informal basis.

Ms Ogden began studying Taekwondo in 2005 and was awarded her 1st Degree Black Belt by Master Chong Chul Rhee (Australia) in May 2007. She is also studying Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword) and has been awarded a 2nd Degree Black Belt in that system.

Ms Ogden first began training with Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy in March 2009 and, although she has now moved to Australia, she has come back to train and compete with us on a number of occasions.

Ms Ogden did her first Taekwondo competition with Rayners Lane in 2009 and since gone on to be involved in a number of competitions, including the 2011 PUMA Black Belt World Championships where she achieved Silver Medals in the Senior Ladies Patterns and Featherweight Sparring. Preparation for the latter competition was used as preparation for her grading to 2nd Degree Black Belt in April 2011.

Now Miss Ogden is training in Sydney Australia with Master Andrew Rhee IV, son of Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, who pioneered Taekwondo in the UK. However, she maintains close contact with our club and trains with us whenever she visits London.
Miss Elaine Ogden, 1st degree
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2nd Degree Black Belt Grading
April 2011 Dan Grading