Instructor Steve Prentice 2nd Dan
I have spent many years training in a variety of styles of Karate and other forms of Martial Arts. I Started training aged 10 in Korean Karate style - which continued throughout my years (reaching 1st Kyu). I have attended various competitions including Nationals where I was a bronze medallist.
I went on to train in Kempo, Ju-jitsu and Japanese Karate Style. In 2009 I qualified as an instructor in Japanese Karate and I am also qualified as a Personal Safety Trainer (2007). I have experience in teaching both traditional Karate and restraint & defence techniques for specific application in the real world.
More recently I have been training in Kickboxing and have begun attending Doce Pares Escrima.
Whilst my training has been broad, to a high grade and with some truly inspirational instructors, I do not profess to be an expert. What I have learnt and honed over more than two decades training across multiple styles and in real world situations has been used to formulate the syllabus you will train to.
You never stop gaining knowledge and every style will always have something to offer - providing you have an open mind and a willingness to learn.
I look forward to welcoming you to our club.
Steve Prentice - Snr Instructor, Temple FSK
Assistant instructor team
Perry Walton - 1st Dan
I have been studying many forms of martial arts ever since i was a small child, i was fascinated by not just the beauty and elegance of their fighting styles but also their culture and history. As a young boy i would watch martial arts movies with my granddad and always try and copy what i saw (Much to his enjoyment)
As i grew older i started to have issues at school with my behavior and i became a "Trouble Maker" it was then at the age of 15 that i decided to practice martial arts properly. I started my journey with Kung Fu, after a little while thou i quickly realized that it was not like the movies and they where not like the "real world" so i started to train myself in Wing Chun, Which is an up close fighting style with fluid movements and a strong principle of feeling where your opponent is and being able to manipulate them with their own energy.
After that i became obsessed with learning as many different styles as i could, with my goal to become a more rounded person with a multitude of techniques and styles from which to draw influence.
I have studied Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate and most recently over the last 6 years i have been studying MMA and ground fighting techniques. I will always continue to practice and learn every single day. What i offer at Temple FSK is a knowledge of working principles and techniques from a plethora of martial arts styles and also i understand the truly great benefits of practicing a martial arts, as it can help with mental fortitude, increase confidence and self awareness, tackle troubling behavior as well as many more health and lifestyle benefits.
I look forward to seeing how you all grow
Josh Moore - 1st Dan
I started learning martial arts a long time ago, aged just seven, when my dad got me into Korean Karate. That was the beginning of my journey and I’ve trained most of my time since then (stopping to do things like be a teenager and to have children etc).
My Martial Arts Career led me to run my own classes, attend and take part in seminars and assist in gradings. I have attended the odd Jiu Jitsu & boxing class but have always returned to Karate-styled training. I wanted to broaden my martial arts knowledge so switched my training to have a fitness, strength and real life focus, then I found Temple FSK, which suited my training perfectly. I have now been training with the Temple team for a while and am a certified Martial Arts Coach.