Board Members


Master Thomas Denis

Master Denis has been a part of the ETA since it’s inception and has been an avid supporter of its development.

Master Denis has been an ITF student since 1984. He has been a competitor and coach for the England National Team on many occasions. His ability to build relations with schools and Associations Worldwide provides the ETA and its members a range of opportunities.

In his role as President, Master Denis supports the development of the Association 

Secretary General:
Miss Shahana Faryal

Miss Faryal operates the Associations administrative processes and ensures all Association schools adhere to its regulatory guidelines. 

Miss Faryal has supported the teaching of Taekwon-Do at an ETA school for over 10 years. She has also competed nationally and internationally as part of the ETA achieving awards in both patterns and sparring. 

Mr Fu Tran

Miss Chung started her Taekwon-Do career at the University of York. She enjoys a varied range of sports including Jiu-Jitsu as well as ballroom dancing. 

Miss Chung is responsible for the ETA’s Finances and ensures there is transparency in all its transactions. She provides essential support to the secretariat and maintains the Associations accounts. 

Mr Piotrek Capaja VI

Mr Capaja started his Taekwon-Do career in 1986. He has achieved the titles of World Champion and European Champion for England in in the sport. His extensive experience provides ETA schools and its students with skilled training knowledge that supports the teaching of the Art. 

As the Tournament Director of the ETA, Mr Capaja organises the Association competitions and conducts Black Belt gradings as part of the Technical Committee. 

Technical Director
Mr Jeff Brider


Safeguarding Officer
Miss Julie Fagg IV

Miss Fagg has been an ITF student since 1989, giving up her football career to pursue her Taekwon-Do aspirations. She has supported the ETA’s administration since it was founded in 2005. She continues to provide guidance and support to all its members and has been a trusted confidant to many in their ITF career. 

As the ETA’s Safeguarding Officer, Miss Fagg assures all Instructor’s and ETA staff are up to date with current safeguarding guidelines and follow the ETA’s safeguarding processes.