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 2 stripe & Certified Instructor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Brown Belt 1st Kyu in Cobra Kickboxing
  • Red Belt 4th Kueb in HanMuDo
  • Trained in Japanese Jiu Jitsu & Karate
  • 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.

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
  • Trained in Aikido, Karate, Kickboxing and Judo
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified
  • 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: 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, White Belt 4 stripe & Trainee Instructor in BJJ
  • Emma Godwin: 2nd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in TKD. Joint Club Leader at Locks Heath
  • Emily Smith: 3rd Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Red Belt & Assistant Instructor in SDS
  • Maryanne Carroll: 2nd Degree Black & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Red Belt in SDS, White Belt 3 Stripe & Assistant Instructor in BJJ
  • Abigail King: 2nd Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Orange Belt in SDS
  • Lisa Holloway: 1st Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD, Orange Belt in SDS
  • James Dennis: 1st Degree Black Belt & Trainee Instructor in TKD (also trains in SDS & BJJ)

Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK)

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