paulMaster Paul Hawkes
Chief Instructor

Master Paul Hawkes, our chief instructor at the school and head of the organisation, not only has over 30 years of martial arts experience under his belt, but is also responsible for the development of the rest of the instructor team within the school. A man that is greatly passionate about the martial arts and how they can benefit every individual, he can still be found teaching everybody from beginners to black belts.


daveDave Bright
Senior Instructor

Dave Bright is our senior instructor for the adult classes, and has been training under Master Paul since 1997. He has a great interest (and a critical eye!) for all things martial and in recent years has turned his hand to training classical western and eastern weapon forms. He has also bolstered his coaching knowledge by obtaining a BSc in Sports Coaching Science and an MSc in Sports Psychology from the University of Chichester.

nickNick Buckfield
Lead Children’s Instructor

Nick Buckfield is our lead children’s instructor, and although fairly new to the martial arts, as a double Olympian, qualified personal trainer and qualified sports therapist he knows more than most about what it takes to learn and perform. As a parent of three he also knows a thing or two about how to get (and keep!) the attention of children & get them focused on a task.

Rebecca BrayRebecca Bray

Becky has been training with us for 5 years Becky brings a lot of energy to every class she does. As an extremely keen student she started assisting with the children’s classes and worked her way up to “instructor”. she has come on leaps and bounds and continues to grow with the school. She is brilliant with our Little Dragon classes and always makes sure the children enjoy the class.