Whichever Martial Arts Style you train in, you will be under expert supervision. All our instructors are insured and highly trained in martial arts, having undertaken our Instructors Training Programme and gaining over 30 years of experience amongst them. Below is a list of our main instructors:

Senior Instructors Bio

Master Matt Marshall – Head Instructor

  • Founder of the Phoenix School of Martial Arts
  • Over 20 years of experience in martial arts
  • 6th Degree Chief Master Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Self Defence Systems
  • Blue Belt 4 stripe & Certified Instructor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Brown Belt 1st Kyu in Cobra Kickboxing
  • Red Belt 4th Kueb in HanMuDo
  • Also trained Japanese Jiu Jitsu & Karate
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified
  • MAIUK Course Trainer
  • CMAA Certified Referee Class B
  • Click here to read a full profile.

Master James Godwin – Deputy Head Instructor

  • 5th Degree Master Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • Red Belt in Self Defence Systems
  • White Belt 1 stripe in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Green Belt 6th KYU in Cobra Kickboxing
  • Trained in Aikido, Karate and Judo
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified
  • CMAA Certified Referee Class B
  • Club Leader at our TaeKwonDo School in Locks Heath, Fareham

There are many other members of the Instructors Team, below are some that you will see across all locations:

  • Shaun Biddulph: 3 Stripe Blue Belt & Certified Instructor in BJJ, 3rd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD, 2nd Dan Black Belt & Certified Instructor in SDS
  • Deagan Lief: 2nd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD, 1st Dan Black Belt & Certified Instructor in SDS, Blue Belt & Certified Instructor in BJJ
  • Emily Smith: 3rd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD, Red Belt & Assistant Instructor in SDS and also trains in BJJ
  • Emma Godwin: 2nd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD. Joint Club Leader at Locks Heath
  • Abigail King: 2nd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD, Orange Belt in SDS and also trains BJJ
  • Maryanne Carroll: 2nd Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Red Belt in SDS, White Belt 3 Stripe & Assistant Instructor in BJJ
  • James Dennis: 1st Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Yellow Belt in SDS and White Belt 1 stripe in BJJ
  • Lisa Holloway: 1st Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Orange Belt in SDS and White Belt 1 stripe in BJJ