Grand Master Elias Biescas attended the 9th International Kukkiwon High Dan Grading in Korea in August 2023, he learnt of his 8th Dan success in September. He is a full-time British Taekwondo Instructor at PremierKi Taekwondo club which has five venues in Greater London.
Grand Master Elias started his Taekwondo journey in the 1970’s in Caracas, Venezuela under Grand Master Hyong Seong Kim, obtaining his 1st Dan in both Taekwondo and Hapkido in 1980. He later trained in Spain with Grand Master Antonio Toledo competing in Kyorugi competitions.
In 1986 he moved to London and his first contact was the late Master Graham Preece who helped him to join his new club (Ki Club, Surrey) to British Taekwondo (then BTCB). With poor English at the time, Taekwondo helped Elias immensely with confidence in meeting and training with Taekwondo friends.
He competed in Kyorugi, Poomsae and Destruction Championships throughout the U.K. and in 1998 married Gemma Jones after meeting at a British Taekwondo Championships a few years before.