Meet The Team


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Michael Bennett

Head Coach/Instructor

Mike started training in martial arts back in 1986 and brings excitement, motivation, and a huge amount of knowledge and experience to every class. He is trained in traditional Karate, Judo and Kickboxing. Having competed at high-level Mike fully understands what it takes to be the best you can be.

Mike is also the current safeguarding officer, completing all the necessary courses and practices that go with protecting all students.

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Andree Warbrick

Head Coach/Instructor

Andree started training with MSD Evolution in 2005, she is currently the head coach of the ladies kickboxing. She has an amazing mind set and go to attitude which rubs off on students. Andree will motivate you and help you achieve your goals. With a solid 10 years on the fighting circuit Andree was one of the top female fighters in kickboxing and k-1 in her weight category holding titles in more than one organisation.

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Christopher Llewellyn

Karate Instructor

Chris started training with MSD Evolution in 2005 and solely focused on his traditional karate training and sharing what he has learned with fellow students. Chris has an infectious love of Karate that will pour over into your training.

Chris has a vast amount of knowledge and totally understands how to help students develop their own skills at their own pace giving students a fantastic opportunity to learn and feel like techniques are achievable at any age of starting Karate.

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Luke Murphy

Junior assistant team member.

Luke started training with MSD Evolution in 2010 and has been an outstanding student all the way, reaching his junior Karate black belt his commitment is second to none, and Luke is now sharing his skills with our younger students, inspiring them with his fantastic energy and skills.
Luke also runs our Karate parties with other team members for students and all their friends.

Luke is now part of a world-class team that are first aid qualified with ongoing courses in safeguarding and martial arts development.

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Matt Friar

Junior assistant team member.

Matt started training with MSD Evolution in 2012 Karate and Kickboxing and reaching Junior Black belt in both, His attendance and commitment to his training has been consistent thoughout those 10 years and this lead by example record shows other students how to reach their own goals.
Matt has competed in kickboxing competitions and is focused on helping students over come their fears by sharing his skills.

Matt is now part of a world-class team that are first aid qualified with ongoing courses in safeguarding and martial arts development.

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John Bryars

Junior assistant team member.

John started training with MSD Evolution in 2011 and is heading towards junior Blackbelt in Karate this year with a focus and determination that is inspiring to watch and this rubs off onto students that see him in classes, His attention and concentration will help him achieve his Blackbelt goal, to help with his fitness and skills John has added Kickboxing to his skill set.

John has a natural gift of helping students learn and feel relaxed this skill brings out the best in students and helps them to understand what and how to practice techniques and skillls.

John is now part of a world-class team that are first aid qualified with ongoing courses in safeguarding and martial arts development.

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Issy Corrigan

Junior assistant team member.

Issy started training with MSD Evolution in 2012, purely focusing on Karate Issy has reached Junior Black belt which is a 5-hour period of techniques, fitness and exam on the human body and nutrition.

One of Issy main strengths is determination, her strong mind set helps drive home the practice of Karate and go for it attitude, to achieve a posistion on the MSD team candidates have to complete a fitness test in a specific time and no exceptions, Issy completed this and continues to commit to her own training and sharing her experience and skills with younger students.

Issy also helps run the Karate parties bringing fun and excitement to classes.

Issy is now part of a world-class team that are first aid qualified with ongoing courses in safeguarding and martial arts development.

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Charlie Parikos

Junior assistant team member.

Charlie started training with MSD Evolution in 2012 and has been committed to his Karate training all the way and is also preparing for his junior Blackbelt grading later this year but recently took the decision to commit even further by adding Kickboxing to his repertoire to help improve technique.

Charlie is a perfectionist with an keen eye for techniques, giving him a fantastic skill to help students learn and perfect the skills they are practicing, his enthusiasm for pushing his physical limits is admirable to watch, as his own self-motivation is infectious pushing others students to try and keep up.

Charlie is now part of a world-class team that are first aid qualified with ongoing courses in safeguarding and martial arts development.

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Edward Bowes

Junior assistant team member.

Ed started training with MSD Evolution in 2013 and with a commitment to Karate Ed is heading towards his Junior Black belt later this year.

With a fantastic attitude, Ed is a great role model to other students that look up to him, energetic and a great sense of humour that will put any student at ease making the Dojo a relaxing and fun place to be for younger students.

Ed pushes himself and is always looking to get things right which is the perfect attitude for his own training and for helping others, by wanting to perfect his own techniques students trust in his guidance.

Ed is now part of a world-class team that are first aid qualified with ongoing courses in safeguarding and martial arts development.