ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS


Master Instructor David Martin

Master Martin is the owner and most senior instructor at Family Martial Arts Black Belt Schools. He began his Martial Arts career in 1982, and has since trained in numerous styles and disciplines, with some of the world's top instructors. Among his achievements are a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo and a Master's grade in Kyusho Jitsu.

Master Martin continues to train and teach both in Europe and the USA, to share his knowledge and to continue to bring fresh ideas and techniques back for the benefit of the students and instructors at Family Martial Arts.

Master Martin holds a 6th Degree in Kyusho-Jitsu and is a registered Instructor with the DKI (Dillman Karate International)

Grading Examiner Mr Paul Jackson

Master Martin's longest serving student. Mr Jackson continues to train hard and will examine the students performance at their regular gradings, and if he sees solid improvement and a hard working, motivated student, he will award them their next grade and belt.

Mr. Jackson holds a 4th Degree in Taekwondo

Senior Instructor Mr Andy O'Brien

Mr O'Brien has many years experience in Judo and Taekwondo. Teaching mainly adult students, his particular focus on simple self defence techniques will, with consistent training, make you safer and more confident on the streets. His passion and motivation always ensure for a good class.

Mr O'Brien holds a 3rd Degree in Taekwondo

Chief Instructor - Mr. Louis Tandoh

Mr. Tandoh has spent most of his life studying various martial arts and since 2003 has been involved with Master Martin. Having progressed under Master Martin and achieving his black belt he then took up the role of instructor and then became Chief Instructor for the schools working in a full time role, with day to day duties and overseeing the other instructors and assistants.

He now holds a 2nd Degree in Taekwondo and Kyusho-Jitsu and has assisted Master Martin at locations around the UK.



Instructor - Mr. Matt Cade

Mr. Cade, like Master Martin started his journey in martial arts with judo and also spent time in the HM services. He had already spent some time with Taekwondo and in 2002 he started training with Master Martin and Mr. O'Brien.

He now holds a 1st Degree in both Taekwondo and Kyusho-Jitsu assisting Master Martin across the globe and has become one of the schools instructors where he loves to see students progress.



Instructor - Mr Adams

Mr Adams began his Martial arts journey studying Kickboxing, reaching the rank of 2nd degree black belt where his passion for sparring and Martial Arts weapons developed. Since 2008, he began studying Taekwondo under the instruction of Master Martin and soon became an instructor after many years on the Certified Instructor Training Programme

Mr Adams holds a 3rd Degree in Taekwondo



Instructor - Mr. Michael Morgan-Lewis

Mr. Morgan-Lewis started with Master Martin in 2006 and holds the rank of 2nd Degree in Taekwondo and also achieved becoming an instructor after assisting for 2 years in various classes on the schools Certified Instructor Training Programme.

At present he is also studying a public services course and has set his goal to become a full time instructor with Family Martial Arts.



Assistant Instructor - Mr. Jason Haigh

Jason has been training with Family Martial Arts for a number of years and at this time (Feb 2013) is a 2nd Degree Black Belt training towards his 3rd and playing a big part in assisting the instructors as part of the Certified Instructor Training team in lessons at the school. He is learning and gaining experience to become an instructor himself.

He likes all forms of training and has competed with success at tournaments.

Other members of the schools that are part of the Family Martial Arts Certified Instructor Training (CIT) Team are also on hand to assist in and out of class to students, parents and visitors, They are recognizable by their blue Assistant uniforms and friendly faces.

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