By: 12 September 2017
Olympic Taekwondo sports manager launches fifth club in Penistone with help of hlw Keeble Hawson

hlw Keeble Hawson has helped a high-profile Taekwondo expert to open a new training facility in Penistone.

Mike McKenzie has taken on a five-year lease at a 4,000 sq ft industrial unit at Marrtree Business Park, in Penistone, where he provides Taekwondo classes for adults and children of all ages and abilities. The Penistone club was the first in the country to be awarded Sport England’s Clubmark Award and GB Taekwondo Talent Club status.

McKenzie runs the Quest Taekwondo organisation, which was first founded in 1988. He also has clubs in Liverpool, Dewsbury, Hull, Bradford and Lincoln.The 7th Dan black belt and vice president of British Taekwondo played a key role as the sports manager in charge of Taekwondo at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where Great Britain scooped gold and bronze medals.

“Our continued success and growth accelerates my goal and vision to give all our  members the ability and opportunity to develop to their full potential as Taekwondoists and people,” said McKenzie.

“We’re already receiving great feedback and interest and I’d like to thank hlw Keeble Hawson for securing the lease and ensuring everything went smoothly.”

Clare Darwood, a solicitor in hlw Keeble Hawson’s commercial property team, said: “Mike’s powerful reputation, drive and passion to help people boost their health, fitness and confidence is inspirational and we wish him continued success as the Quest Taekwondo clubs continue to go from strength to strength.”

hlw Keeble Hawson is one of Yorkshire’s largest law firms with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster.

Pictured (L-R): Clare Darwood of hlw Keeble Hawson with Mike McKenzie