Cardiff Martial Arts
About Us

About our School

Cardiff Martial Arts was established in 2005 with a particular ethos in mind:

  • Our Taekwon-do, Kickboxing and Little Dragons classes are available to all people regardless of current ability or fitness level.

  • Our training environment is fun and friendly, with a great family atmosphere.

  • We run all year round, including throughout the school holidays.


About the Instructor

Kevin McCabe

Chief instructor, Mr Kevin McCabe, holds the rank of 5th degree black belt, and is heavily involved with Taekwon-do not just in South Wales, but also nationally and internationally.

He is registered with the ITF as an international instructor, examiner & referee and travels when possible to support Taekwon-do worldwide as well as to develop his own knowledge.

Mr McCabe still competes regularly and is currently European Champion & Silver medalist at the World Championships.

As a member of the British Taekwon-do Council (BTC), Mr McCabe has the backing of the sports council's governing body for Taekwon-do in the UK.

He trains regularly with Master Trevor Nicholls, 8th degree, at his Dojang (or training centre) near Heathrow in London. 


Jon Draper

Assistant Instructors

Mr Jon Draper is a 2nd degree black belt and has been training with Mr McCabe since 2006.

Originally, he started training in order to share an activity with his children, but (as is often the case) he soon developed an amazing passion for Taekwon-do and that has been shown by his on going support of Cardiff Martial Arts and its students.

Jon is a BTC qualified instructor and teaches with Mr McCabe every week.  He is also an ITF referee and has gained judging experience at tournaments across the UK and Europe. 



Sali Moore

Miss Sali Moore trains in Kickboxing and Taekwon-do and is the Little Dragons assistant instructor.  After she started training, her daughter became keen too and is now a fully fledged Little Dragon! 

Sali's enthusiasm and good nature with children has made her a great addition to the team.

She is also our Social Secretary; so you can expect her to be telling you all about our social events!