Black Belt School of Excellence
Established 1994

Striking Coach: Rhys Edwards

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Neil Holden

Trainer of
Muay-Thai, Kickboxing
and -M.M.A. Champions

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

Black Belt Graded
by Master Azuma
( Japan )

Registered 7th Dan
( W.K.A. )

Training in the Martial Arts
+ 37 years.

Professional Instructor
+ 27 Years.




has been training with Chief Instructor, Neil Holden, for over 22 years and was his first Professional Champion.

As 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 by knockout!

Edwards 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.).


In Championship bouts Rhys defeated the highly respected fighters, Simon Chu, Keiren Keddle, Colin Armstrong and Lee Cox.

He competed under both
Muaythai ( Thai-Kickboxing ) and
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 and Champions.


A Masters Degree in Kickboxing :

When 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 Rank.

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 Degree.

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.

Edwards 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.

The 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 several weeks!