About Master Vohra
I was born in India in 1958, coming
to England in 1962, and settling in Nottingham which is still my
As a boy, I enjoyed David Carradines
"Kung Fu" and this led to a fascination with with Martial
Arts. As a young teenager, Bruce Lee became famous, and being an
avid watcher of his films engendered a desire to emulate this very
Training in the back garden, including
Yoga then led to me joining various clubs, I recieved a background
in Karate and Kung Fu, before finally realising that Taekwondo was
my forte! This is still my most beloved Martial Art, but my knowledge
and skill has now encompassed Kung Fu, Kick Thai Boxing, and Kuksool-
won, with another speciality - Self Defence.
Meeting with Doctor
Lee Keun Tae in 1982, fired my enthusiasm for a full time centre
of my own, as he had previously been teaching at several leisure
centres around Nottingham, and also at Trent Polytechnic (University
now) since 1976.Teaching was taking up most evenings and weekends,
and had to be tailored around my full-time career. In 1983 my dream
was finally realised. A suitable build- ing became available, and
after much re-furbishment the "Nottingham School of Taekwondo"
in its own full-time centre, was born.
Up to this point I had already achieved
some fame competing in local and national competitions. This culminated
in being selected for the World Taekwondo Federation Championships
in Stuttgart, Germany. Sadly, at this time, 1979, students were
forced to finance themselves. My subsequent Marriage and the purchase
of my house meant that I was unable to attend. I did however, compete
in Neinegan in 1980. Between Neinegan and the opening of my own
full time centre, I also taught the East Midland Universities Officer
Training Corps the skills of Taekwondo, Self-Defence and Unarmed
Many people will have heard of me
"Grand Master Vohra" through the extensive Press Coverage
he has recieved, including appearences on "Pebble Mill",
"TV-AM" "Breakfast - Time" and numerous other
programmes, including local and national radio and TV. Much coverage
has also been given to my teaching of the Disabled, Senior Citizens
and Ladies and my charity work. I have been noted for my contributions
and articles in dedicated Martial Arts magazines, and have been
extremely fortunate in my reciept of sponsorship from many local
I continually strive to better my
skills and those of his students, and this includes regular trips
abroad for competitions and seminars, both on my own and with those
students who wish to accompany me.
In recent years, I have been as far
a field as Korea, China and South Africa, the Far Eastern countries
to participate in international competitions and demonstrations.
I also made an extra visit to Korea to gain my International Master
Instructors Certificate back in 1998. I also competed in the World
Championship in 1998 and 2000 (these events are held every two years),
sucessfully bringing home many 1st place trophies - which also acts
as a great incentive for my students.
I continue to take part in, and organise
demonstrations, locally, nationally and inter- nationally, and thereby
hope to spread the world of Martial Arts, its meaning, and its benefits
Currently, I reside in the "Robin
Hood Country" of Nottingham. I have been married for 22 years,
and my family all participate in Martial Arts. I am opening more
clubs around the midlands, and will be going further a field shortly.
My international clubs include Thailand, South Africa and Ethiopia.
I have always believed that anyone
and everyone can achieve what I have, provided they have the determination
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