Meet the Instructors


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 3rd Dan Black belt in Kickboxing.  Peter is  currently a 2nd Dan working towards his 3rd Dan.  Peter is the lead Krav Maga instructor in all of the Blackwell group and the UK Defence Krav Maga Association.


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.  Jordan is currently training for his 2nd Dan Black belt in Karate and is working his way up the Kickboxing belts.

Kickboxing Instructor  -  Kirsten Forsdyke

Kirsten is currently a 2nd Dan Kickboxer who is also training to become a 1st Dan in Krav Maga.  Kirsten is a great instructor of students of all ages and abilities and has tremendous patience and enthusiasm.

Krav Maga and Kickboxing Instructor - John King

John is currently a 1st Dan Krav Maga instructor working his way towards his 2nd Dan.  John is also working his way to Black belt in Kickboxing.  His laid back, friendly supportive approach to teaching lends itself to a successfully engaging personality.  John has been involved in Martial arts and gyms for over 40 years.  John has studied Judo and taught weight lifting in the past too.  John was a chartered accountant by trade and has worked in China, Hong Kong, Poland and France, latterly as a Forensic Accountant, consultant and expert witness, how did he fit in all in. John got into Krav Maga and Kickboxing in his later years and says it's the Blackwell Aacdemy and it's instructors who have helped, encouraged and supported him in the gradings and development.  He states two of the biggest wins as his flexibility and fitness.  John says there is no age limit to Krav Maga and although we may have different levels of fitness and flexibility everyone is encouraged to reach their own peak.  He says he has witnessed many students both as a student himself and now as an instructor not only reach what they thought would be their peak but surpass it.  Needless to say John passes this positive message on to his students.


Stuart Collier - Karate and Kickboxing Instructor

Stuart is a 1st Dan blackbelt kickboxer who has over 20 years experience as an ABA boxing coach.  He also holds a 1st Dan blackbelt in karate and is a qualified karate referee. 


Emma Vincent - Karate and Krav Maga Instructor 

Emma is currently a 1st Dan in Karate and a Brown belt in Krav Maga.

Emma is the groups lead safeguarding officer and is helping to ensure we meet and exceed all of our expectations on the mat as well as exceeding all of our expectations off the mat too.

Cealwyn Stephens - Karate Instructor

Cealwyn has been in Karate for the last 22 years. He has been an E.K.K.A. National champion 3 times and is 4th Dan in Karate. Cealwyn enjoyed fighting, so took his skills to the English Championship where he won gold in the team in 2000 and silver in 2005. Cealwyn is a British and English Karate referee which takes him all over the country.

 

Milly Potkins - Karate Instructor

Milly holds a 1st Dan in karate and has won many a competition both home and away. 

Milly is a 1st Kyu in Krav Maga and is looking to take her 1st Dan in December.

Milly is also half way through her Kickboxing training programme and will be looking to complete that over the next few years.


Ellie Millions - Karate Instructor

Ellie holds a 1st Dan in karate and has won many a competition both home and away.

Ellie is a 1st Kyu in Krav Maga and is looking to take her 1st Dan in December.

Ellie is also half way through her Kickboxing training programme and will be looking to complete that over the next few years.


Richard McLoughlin - Krav Maga Instructor

Richard is currently a Brown/ Black belt in Krav Maga and is working towards his 1st Dan black belt.  Richard has been involved in martial arts for over 30 years and has studied Judo, Karate and Choi Kwang Do.

Richard was a contract IT project manager by trade and physicist by profession and has lived in Switzerland, Holland, Romania, Barcelona and St Petersburg.  Richard also served for 8 years as a volunteer humanitarian aid worker.

Richard is a drummer and played professionally in his youth..... a long time ago!

Richard got into Krav Maga and loved it from his first lesson. Richard believes Krav Maga is for anyone willing to learn and has enthusiasm.

Richard wanted us to tell you he is a typical northerner with a great sense of humour, which if you know him you will agree he needs it and he finds fulfillment in watching his students grow with confidence.