About us


Velocity Taekwondo is co-owned by Danielle Pelham and her father David Pelham. Danielle is the 2009 WTF World Champion and athlete of the year. David Pelham is a USAT certified level 2 coach and 2009 level 2 coach of the year. Velocity has developed programs that put a premium on fitness while helping students of all ages and fitness levels learn at thier own pace. Children will learn Taekwondo through our traditional program, while experienced practitioners can advance their skills and fitness through our sport Taekwondo or MMA programs.

Velocity Taekwondo also offers classes through Hook & Ladder Fitness giving everyone in the family an opportunity to get fit.

Our Gym

Velocity Taekwondo and Hook & Ladder Fitness are located in North Kent near IKEA. We have over 11,000 sq ft of space divided among our Taekwondo Floor space, MMA gym, Half Basketball court and Speed Training floor, Arcade, Homework area, and Fitness gym.


danielleOwner Danielle Pelham

Master Taekwondo Instructor (4th Dan)

2000 Jr National Team Member

2002 Collegiate National Team Member

2003 World University Games Team member

2004 Collegiate National Team Member

2004 Collegiate World Championships – Bronze

2006 Collegiate National Team Member

2007 World University Games Team Member

2009 US National Team Member

2009 World Taekwondo Championships – Gold

2010 US National Team Member

2010 World Cup Team Member

2012 US Olympic Team Trials – 5th

2015 All African Games – Bronze

2016 Rio Olympic African Continent Qualifier- Bronze

davidOwner David Pelham

Taekwondo Competition Team Coach (3rd Dan)

2008 USA Collegiate National Team Coach

2009 USAT Level 2 Coach of the Year

2016 Ghana National Team Coach


Owner Elaine Pelham

Taekwondo Instructor (1st Dan)

Child Education Specialist