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:

Head Instructors Bio

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 in Freestyle TaeKwonDo
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt in Self Defence Systems
  • Purple Belt 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.

James Godwin – Deputy Head Instructor

  • 5th Degree Master Black Belt 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 the other Senior Instructors:

Emma Godwin: 2nd Degree Black Belt in TKD. Joint Club Leader at Locks Heath

Deagan Lief: 2nd Degree Black Belt in TKD and SDS & Blue Belt in BJJ

Abigail King: 2nd Degree Black Belt in TKD & White Belt 1 Stripe in BJJ

James Dennis: 2nd Degree Black Belt in TKD & White Belt 1 Stripe in BJJ

Instructor Qualification
All Instructors must enter into our Instructor Programme to be able to teach and assist in classes. This programme includes the Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) that is overseen by the Cobra Martial Association. To see more information about the MAIUK, click here.