Meet the Instructors at Blackwell Academy Woodbridge


Chief Instructor -  Mr Peter Owen
Peter has been involved in martial arts for over 10 years and holds Black Belts in both Kickboxing and Krav Maga. 
Peter is known for his ability to adapt his teaching methods to engage both complete novices to experienced students.

Peter is currently training for his 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kick Boxing, and is the lead Krav Maga instructor in both Woodbridge and at the main academy in Ipswich.


Chief Instructor - Mr Ian Turner
Ian started his martial arts journey after watching his children take up Karate. Ian is now a 3rd Dan Black Belt Kickboxer and is passionate about the sport. Ian is always keen to share his knowledge of martial arts with his students, and always delivers and expects a high standard of training.
Ian is also a Black Belt in Krav Maga and heads up tuition at our sister club in Stowmarket.

Karate Instructor -
Jordan Owen
Jordan is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Karate and following in the family footsteps puts his knowledge to good use teaching the younger students, putting them through their paces in Karate. With a big grin, Jordan loves a push up and expects a disciplined approach to training.

Karate Instructor -
Stephen Buxton

Although still only young, Stephen is a well season veteran of the Karate competition circuit. He's competed in many UK competitions and his technical skills and knowledge of this discipline are extensive. Stephen is one of our senior Karate instructors and is a favourite with members young and old.

Karate Instructor - Vanessa Morphew
Vanessa started karate in 2013  at the age of 10 and just four and a half years later received her 1st Dan Black belt.  As well as having competed in many competitions Vanessa  has been coaching Karate since 2016.  With  belts in Krav Maga and Kickboxing, Vanessa regularly trains in all three martial arts disciplines.  

Krav Maga Instructor - Nigel Goodridge

Nigel trains in both Krav Maga and Kickboxing, and focuses on our new club in Framlingham. Nigel has a great sense of humour and is patient making him fantastic with beginners. He's a valued member of the club, and not just because he has a large van which comes in handy with all those training mats!


Kick Boxing Instructor  -                       Kirsten Forsdyke