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School Director:
Neil Holden

Trainer of Several National,
two European and two
World Amateur Champions.

Certified Muaythai
( Thai-Kickboxing )
Instructor
by Grand Master Sken
( Thailand ).

Certified 6th Dan Black Belt
Japanese Kickboxing
( Shihan - Master Grade ).

Training in the Martial Arts
Over 30 years.

Professional Instructor
Over 20 Years.












 




Although Warrington Kickboxing Studio has been established since August 1994, ( 20 years ) for archive purposes on the website server, only Black belt records since 2000 are listed below, along with those who have qualified as Instructors.

Higher levels of Black belt are known commonly as 'DAN' Grades ( Dan is the Japanese term that simply means Level ). DAN Grades are used within martial arts industry to show the level of knowledge / experience that an Instructor has attained over the years.

Please note that Black Belts are not automatically qualified Instructors.

Should a senior student of Black Belt grade wish to become an Instructor at Warrington Kickboxing Studio, they spend approximately one year as an 'Apprentice-Instructor' under the direct guidance of a Senior-Instructor before they become a certified 'Level 1' ( 1st Dan ) Instructor.

We believe that time-served as an apprentice Instructor is much better than a specific Instructor exam.




Once someone becomes a qualified Instructor at Warrington Kickboxing Studio, they are awarded the Instructor Insignia which is a 'RED BAND'

The Instructor Insignia of a Red Band used widely by many Thai-Kickboxing schools that follow a structured training syllabus.

Additionally, those Instructors with more experience are awarded further Instructor Insignia. This is a very simple, yet effective system. Two Red Bands for second Dan, ( which would mean that the person is a Level 2 Instructor ), four Red Bands for 4th Dan, ( which would mean that the person is a level 4 Instructor ).

This helps give a student an idea of the experience the teacher has as an Instructor. Something that is very usefull when comparing
Instructors or chosing which Martial Arts Centre join.

Would you rather train with an Instructor who's knowledge with just 2 or 3 years experience, or with an Instructor who has over 10, 15 or even 20 years experience! We can assure you that there is a world of difference!

Unfortunately there are many people that class themselves as Martial Arts Instructors that should not. Beware of cheap imitations!


( Further information on COWBOY martial arts instructors - click here )

Instructor Graded ( since 2000 )


The following are Instructors from Warrington Kickboxing Studio, members that have the 'Red Band' Instructor Insignia:

Mark Matthews

Senior Instructor:
Current Rank ( Level 6 Instructor )

6th Dan Black Belt - Kickboxing.

Instructor Grade :
'Red Band' Insignia Certified in 1993
by Grand-Master Sken.
21 Years Instructor Experience.











Pro. Inter-Continental Champion ( W.P.K.L.) K-1 style Kickboxing

Pro. Commonwealth Champion ( I.S.K.A. ) Muaythai Rules
Pro. British Champion ( I.S.K.A. ) Muaythai Rules
Pro. English Champion ( W.A.K.O Pro. ) Thai-Kickboxing Rules
Pro. Regional Champion ( W.A.K.O Pro. ) Thai-Kickboxing Rules

Am. Junior British Champion Thai-Kickboxing Rules
Am. Junior Regional Champion Thai-Kickboxing Rules
 



Craig Booth

Senior Instructor:
Current Rank ( Level 5 Instructor )

5th Dan Black Belt - Kickboxing.


Instructor Grade :
'Red Band' Insignia Certified in 1997
by Grand-Master Sken.

17 Years Instructor Experience.

 



Rhys Edwards

Senior Instructor:
Current Rank ( Level 5 Instructor )

5th Dan Black Belt - Kickboxing.


Black Belt Grade - 1997.
Instructor Promotion :
'Red Band' Insignia - 1998.
16 Years Instructor Experience.


British Champion ( Pro.)

English Champion ( Pro. )
x2

Area Champion ( Pro. )

 




Paige Farrington

Instructor:
Current Rank ( Level 3 Instructor )

3rd Dan Black Belt - Kickboxing.


Black Belt Grade - 2005.
Instructor Promotion :
'Red Band' Insignia - 2006.
8 Years Instructor Experience.

Commonwealth Champion ( Am. )

British Champion ( Am. )

English Champion ( Am. )

 








Black Belt - (Grade 9 of 10 ) Students.


The following are senior students - but are not Instructors, as they have not passed the Instructor grade and been awarded their RED BAND. The RED BAND is the Instructor Insignia used widely by Thai-Kickboxing groups..


Mark Cooper ( year 2000 )

Dave Rathbone ( year 2000 ) English Champion ( Pro.)

Mike Houghton ( year 2000 )

Julie Fletcher ( year 2000 )

Craig Pemberton ( year 2001 )


Julie Aldis ( year 2001 )

Eve Armitage ( year 2002 )

Amy Armitage ( year 2002 )

Dave White ( year 2003 )

Steve Atherton ( year 2003 )

Rob Houghton ( year 2003 )

Dave Leffler ( year 2003 ) British Champion ( Am. )

Andy Glover ( year 2004 ) Counties Champion ( Am. )

Adam Giblin ( year 2004 )

Mark Woods ( year 2005 ) Counties Champion ( Am. )


Andy Morley ( Year 2005 )

James Young ( Year 2006 )

Lee Sanderson ( Year 2006 ) Counties Champion (Am.)


Phil Williams ( Year 2006 ) British Champion
( Am.)

Ryan O'Donnell ( Year 2007 ) English Champion
( Am.)

Andy Lane ( Year 2007 ) English Champion
( Am.)

Robert Lightburn ( 2008 )

John Emanu ( 2008 ) British Champion ( Am. )

Steve Martin ( 2008 )

Matt Bowen ( 2008 )

Simon Longden ( 2009 ) British Champion ( Am. )

John Papworth ( 2010 )

Andy Harris ( 2010 ) British Champion ( Am. )

Phil Dale ( 2011 ) British Champion ( Am. )

Paul Duckworth ( 2011 ) British Champion ( Am. )

Rachael Wolfenden ( 2011 ) English Champion ( Am. )

Steve Brotherston ( 2011 )


Nick Griffiths ( 2012 ) British Champion ( Am. )

Nathan Joyce ( 2012 ) English Champion ( Am. )