Instructors

Master Jacqui Fisher

Master Fisher holds the rank of 6th Dan Black Belt and has been training for over 38 years. She runs the Coventry, Bedworth and Redditch areas and in addition to teaching Tang Soo Do, she has a regular T'ai Chi class. 

She has studied several disciplines over her career, including weaponry and has an excellent understanding and appreciation of the world of martial arts. She continues to travel extensively to train and develop both herself and her art.

Master Fisher teaches all age groups and abilities and can be contacted on 07703 345210 or jfisher@atmakarate.com

Master Laura Drayton

Master Drayton holds the rank of 6th Dan Black Belt and has been training in Tang Soo Do for 23 years. She runs our classes in the Birmingham area, with classes in Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Marston Green.

In addition to her Tang Soo Do training, Master Drayton  trains in BJJ, Grappling, Kickboxing and has also competed in these disciplines, as well as MMA. 

 She teaches all age groups and abilities and can be contacted on 07803 621818 or laura.drayton@yahoo.co.uk

Master Alastair Banks

Master Banks has been training in the art of Tang Soo Do for 21 years and holds the rank of 5th Dan Black Belt. He runs the classes in our Rugby and Leamington Spa areas, where he has kickboxing and padwork classes in addition to the Tang Soo Do schedule. He teaches all ages and abilities.

He has trained in several disciplines, including boxing, grappling and thai boxing and is a qualified personal trainer. 

He can be contacted on 07890 000174 or abanks@atmakarate.com

Master Petina Barlow

Master Barlow teaches classes at Warwick School. She holds the rank of 6th Dan and has been training for 26 years. She is an Early Years teacher and specialises in teaching our younger children.

She can be contacted on 07525 789442

Master Jamie Hayward

Master Hayward holds the rank of 4th Dan and has been training for 18 years. He teaches classes in Rugby and also trains in wrestling and kickboxing as well as Tang Soo Do.

He teaches all ages and abilities and enjoys travelling around the world with us on tournament and training trips.

He can be contacted on 07883 978415

James Colley

James Colley holds the rank of 3rd Dan and has been training for 18 years. He teaches classes in Coventry and welcomes all ages and abilities.

He trains in grappling as well as Tang Soo Do and is another of our regular travellers to tournament and training around the world.

He can be contacted on 07519 639977

Sian Yates-Smith

Sian Yates-Smith runs our classes in Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire and holds the rank of 3rd Dan, having trained for 16 years.

She specialises in teaching children and is a Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistant.

She can be contacted on 07984 921607

Christian Matthews

Chris Matthews holds the rank of 2nd Dan and has been training for 15 years in Tang Soo Do. He teaches private classes in Temple Grafton, Worcestershire.

He teaches all ages and abilities, including his own children who train alongside him.

He can be contacted on 07941 982595

Sensei Ray Wilks

Sensei Ray Wilks was our weaponry instructor who sadly passed away in 2017. His picture will be preserved on here as a mark of respect for this exceptional karate and weapons practitioner.

Sadly missed....

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29.08 | 09:59

Hello Karl,

I would recommend Mondays at Ashlawn school at 6pm, or alternatively Thursday at 7pm at Bawnmore School. These classes would be suitable for them.

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29.08 | 09:14

Hello. I have two children ages 14 &15, neither with any MA experience. Where in Rugby, or nearby would be a good class to join? Thank you.

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01.02 | 21:45

Hi Charlie,

We have 2 classes in Rugby. Monday's at 6pm Ashlawn school. Or Thursday's 6pm at Bawnmore infant school. Just pop along and have a free session

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01.02 | 21:21

Hi looking for a class for 10yr old in rugby please

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