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

  • Founder of the Phoenix School of Martial Arts
  • 20 years of experience in several martial arts disciplines
  • 5th Degree Master Black Belt in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt in Self Defence Systems
  • Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified
  • MAIUK Course Trainer
  • Click here to read a full profile.

Mr James Godwin

  • Trained in Aikido, Karate and Judo
  • Currently holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Freestyle TaeKwonDo, Red Belt in Self Defence Systems
  • 1 Stripe White Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified
  • Club Leader at our TaeKwonDo School in Locks Heath, Fareham

Mr Samuel Dyer

  • Began training in Freestyle TaeKwonDo in 2010 and after 3 years achieved a 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Studied sports coaching in college
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt in Self Defence Systems
  • 3 Stripe White Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified

There are many other members of the Instructors Team, below are some that you will see on at least a weekly basis:

  • Emma Godwin – Certified Instructor
  • Emily Smith – Trainee Instructor
  • Deagan Lief – Trainee Instructor
  • Abigail King – Trainee Instructor
  • Karen Ward – Trainee Instructor
  • Charlotte Ward – Assistant Instructor

Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK)

Phoenix SMA run two-part Instructor Courses, PSMA Instructor Courses/Workshops and MAIUK Courses.