Grand Master Miller

For many TKD students it feels like the art is “in their blood”. The same can be said for GM Gary Miller. As one of five brothers, all promoted to black belt under Pioneer and former ITF Senior Vice President Grandmaster Rhee Ki Ha, and who all taught their own schools, it was difficult to escape the daily regime of Taekwon-​Do practice, debate and discussion.

Following a hugely successful competition career as firstly a competitor (1982 — 92) and then ITF England team coach (1993 — 98), GM Miller has spent the last 22 years involved in Umpire & Referee training and certification. This includes the position of Vice President of the EITF Umpire Committee, where he has been instrumental (With Grandmaster Michael Prewett) in the development of the current EITF Umpire Course and training programme. GM Miller is also authorised by ITF to conduct International Technical Seminars, International Instructor Courses, and International Umpire Courses with Certification across Europe.

GM Miller joined the UKTA Master’s Council in 2003, and has represented UKTA at British Taekwon-​Do Council meetings since 2002, where he currently serves as ITF Officer. In 2009 Grandmaster Hwang Ho Yong appointed him as a member of the ITF Technical & Education Committee.

As part of the 100 Year Anniversary of the birth of TKD Founder Gen. Choi Hong Hi, on 9th November 2018 GM Miller was promoted to the rank of Grandmaster in Pyongyang, DPR Korea, by ITF President Prof. Ri Yong Son.

“Taekwon-​Do is the tool which enables me to meet and train with many extraordinary and amazing people around the world. My success in & appetite for Taekwon-​Do are inspired by, and dedicated to, the love and support of all my family (Especially my wife Diane and children Kirsty, Faye and Liam), my brothers & sister, and all of my students past & present, who inspire me even today”.


Promotion Timeline

1 Dan September 1983
2 Dan March 1983
3 Dan March 1987
4 Dan March 1990
5 Dan September 1993
6 Dan September 1998
7 Dan August 2003
8 Dan June 2010
9 Dan November 2018

Competition Achievements

Gold Team Power                WC Budapest 1988
Gold Team Pattern              EC Davos 1990
Gold 4 Dan Pattern              EC Reading 1991
Silver Team Pattern             EC Budapest 1984
Silver 3 Dan Pattern            EC Davos 1990
Silver Ind. Power                  EC Davos 1990
Bronze Team Sparring       WC Athens 1987
Bronze Team Power           EC Davos 1990
Bronze -71kg Sparring        EC Kozalin 1992



Miss Kirsty Miller

Kirsty began her Taekwon-Do journey at a very young age, training within the Didcot TKD Children’s Class. She achieved her 1 st Dan Black Belt in 2004 and has been assisting Grandmaster Miller in class ever since. Kirsty holds a 4th Degree and is an International Instructor.

She has vast competition experience and has represented England since 2007, winning numerous World and European medals. Kirsty captained the England Ladies Team from 2015-2017 and led them to great success, winning Team patterns bronze and silver as well as Team power bronze on several occasions. Her competition highlights include Individual Patterns Silver at the 2017 European Championship in Liverpool, and Individual Sparring Silver at
the 2017 World Championship held in Pyongyang, DPRK.

Kirsty won the 2017 Oxfordshire Sportsperson of the Year. Kirsty is a qualified Primary School teacher, is fully DBS checked and First Aid Trained. She particularly enjoys teaching the Children’s Class and is passionate about promoting Taekwon-Do to young people, both within Didcot TKD and her work as a school teacher.

Miss Faye Miller

Faye has also been training in Taekwon-Do since an early age. She achieved her black belt in2006 and currently holds a 2nd Degree. Faye has competed at a National Level for many years,
winning medals in Patterns, Sparring and Power breaking. She is a qualified Umpire and regularly officiates at National Championships, where she can also be found on the mat coaching our students to medal success.

Like Kirsty, Faye has represented England on many occasions, most notably winning Team Patterns Bronze at the 2015 World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Team Power Bronze at the 2016 European Championship in Thessaloniki, Greece.

You will see Faye teaching at our popular children’s class on a Friday evening.

Mr Andrew Haynes

Andrew has been a member of Didcot TKD since 2007. Now a 5 th degree International Instructor, he has an in depth knowledge to performing all aspects of technique and has particular interest in offering his expertise in Patterns and Self-defence to those
in class.

Grandmaster Miller is also assisted by Mr Stephen Luker 6 th Degree and Miss Katy Ellis 5 th Degree.
We have several junior black belt assistants at the children’s class