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 2 stripe 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 & Bishops Waltham
  • Leading Instructor for the After School Clubs
  • Click here to read a full profile.

Mr James Godwin

  • Trained in Aikido, Karate and Judo
  • 4th Degree Black Belt 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 in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt in Self Defence Systems
  • White Belt 3 stripe in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualified
  • Club Leader at our Locks Heath TaeKwonDo School and Hamble Primary After School Club

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

  • Shaun Biddulph – Certified BJJ Instructor
  • Emma Godwin – Certified TKD Instructor
  • Emily Smith – Trainee TKD Instructor
  • Deagan Lief – Trainee TKD Instructor
  • Abigail King – Trainee Instructor
  • Karen Ward – Trainee TKD Instructor
  • Charlotte Ward – Trainee TKD Instructor

Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK)

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