instructors flying high
Two students from
Phoenix Martial Arts (PMA) have recently been promoted to assistant instructors.
Charlotte de Oliveira (second left) has been training with PMA since August 2001 and is currently training
for her Black belt. She has attended several seminars including a seminar in Systema (Russian military martial art) as well
as several seminars with world renowned martial artist Ron Balicki from Los Angeles, under
which she has gained a Level 4 in Jun Fan Gung Fu.
David Adams (third left) is currently a Brown belt and has
been training with PMA since May 2002. He is also a Level 1 instructor under
Geoff Thompson, a NFPS Physical Interventions Instructor and has a City & Guilds Level 3 in Conflict Management. He is graded as a Green belt in Judo, training at Newcastle College, and has also gained a Level
4 in Jun Fan Gung Fu under Ron Balicki. As with all PMA instructors he has continued
developing his abilities by attending seminars with the likes of Bob Spour, Carl Tanswell, Ron Balicki, Dan Inosanto, and
Both Charlotte and
David are conversant with all the arts that are taught at PMA which have been integrated from Jun Fan Gung Fu, Thai boxing,
kick boxing, boxing, kali, escrima, Brazilian Ju Jitsu and Shoot wrestling, as well as various Filipino arts. They were presented with their certificates by PMA Instructor Nik Chapman (far left) and PMA Chief Instructor
Simon English (far right).
are held at Wentworth Leisure Centre on Mondays (8-9pm) and Fridays (6-8pm). For further information on classes please contact
Simon English on (01434) 606736 or visit the PMA website at http://phoenixmartialarts.tripod.com