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
  • 6th Degree Master Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Self Defence Systems
  • Blue Belt 2 stripe & Certified Instructor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified
  • MAIUK Course Trainer
  • Leading Instructor for TaeKwonDo, Self Defence Systems & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Hamble, Sarisbury Green & Bishops Waltham
  • Click here to read a full profile.

Mr James Godwin

  • Trained in Aikido, Karate and Judo
  • 4th Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • Red Belt in Self Defence Systems
  • White Belt 1 stripe 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 & Certified Instructor in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Self Defence Systems
  • White Belt 3 stripe & Trainee Instructor 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:

  • Shaun Biddulph: Blue Belt & Certified Instructor in BJJ, 3rd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD, 2nd Dan Black Belt & Certified Instructor in SDS
  • Emma Godwin: 2nd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD
  • Deagan Lief: 1st Degree Black Belt & Regional Instructor in TKD, White Belt 4 stripe & Trainee Instructor in BJJ, 1st Dan Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in SDS
  • Emily Smith: 3rd Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Red Belt & Assistant Instructor in SDS
  • Abigail King: 1st Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Orange Belt in SDS
  • Karen Ward: 1st Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD
  • Charlotte Ward:1st Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD

Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK)

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