has been training with Chief Instructor, Neil
Holden, for over 22 years and was his first
a Professional fighter, Rhys
was highly respected on the circuit, and shared
the ring with several leading fighters in a career
that saw him win eight of his first ten contests
held four Championship titles :
Regional Welterweight Title ( S.I.M.T.A. ).
English Welterweight Title ( I.K.B.O. ).
English Welterweight Title ( W.A.K.O. Pro.).
British Welterweight Title ( W.A.K.O. Pro.).
Championship bouts Rhys
defeated the highly respected fighters, Simon
Chu, Keiren Keddle,
and Lee Cox.
He competed under both
Muaythai ( Thai-Kickboxing
K-1 ( Japanese
Kickboxing ) rules.
Edwards is now
part of our leading team of Instructors at
the Wolf-Gym helping
to produce the next generation of Black Belts
Masters Degree in Kickboxing :
you have passed your Black Belt examination, technically
you have a Degree in Kickboxing, ( you are a 1st
Degree Black Belt ). This grade is the Level 1 Instructor
Many people, such as Engineers and Accountants,
have a Degree qualification in a particular profession.
Often they will continue their studies to expand
further their knowledge to attain their Masters
A Masters Degree in Kickboxing is awarded once an
Instructor is ranked at Level 6 or higher.
These trainers are regarded as a Master Level Instructors
due to their extensive knowledge & having over
20 years teaching experience. The title of Master
Level Instructor, is awarded to those promoted to
the ranks of 6 Degree Black Belt.
is due his next promotion, to the rank of Instructor
Level 7 - ( 7th Degree Black Belt ) ,
which will be 7 RED BANDS on
his Black Belt, on 15th April 2025.
relevance of the Instructor
Rank, is that it shows a potential new student
the level of experience an Instructor has built
up over his Martial Arts career.
If you were having an operation and you could choose
between a surgeon with only 2 years experience
or another one with 20
years experience, then you would be inclined
to go with the one with greater experience.
Likewise, you should do the same when seeking a
Martial Arts Instructor.
Checking an Instructors TRUE certification
and TRUE experience is something that is
now more important than ever within the martial
arts industry as increasingly people claim to be
'qualified' and 'experienced' coaches after merely
completing Personal Trainer courses lasting just