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Sensei Andrew Hicks

Chief Instructor

Sensei Andrew Hicks

5th Degree Black Belt

Chief Instructor

Sensei Hicks began his martial arts training just over 30 years ago in the art of Lau Gar Kung Fu and Freestyle Karate.

Straight away he knew he wanted to teach, helping assist his instructor in the children’s classes as well as training 3 nights a week and competing on the national martial art competition circuit, where he has reached world champion status on many occasions.

As a Instructor he is among one of the best in the country, with a great back ground knowledge in many martial arts including Tang Soo Do, Kickboxing, Kung Fu and Karate as well of a amazing connection with children and adults alike. Previous world titles include BBI World Champions, Judgement Day World Champion and most Recent WFMC 2017 World Champions and Sensei Also hold many British and National Titles.

Currently graded to 5th degree black belt (Master) Sensei Hicks continues to learn new skills, teaching motivating and innovated martial arts classes. He is also the owner and chief instructor of Hicks Karate School of Excellence.

He has done extensive research into the best way to teach martial arts to children of different ages and adults. Fully trained in Little Ninjas, Children’s Karate, Family Karate, Hyper Pro, Hyper Fight Club, Fitness Kickboxing and Adults Karate Sensei Hicks has spent years not only learning how to practice the martial arts but how to teach the arts in the best way possible to the given audience

If you have any queries you can reach Sensei Hicks by email: sensei@hickskarate.co.uk

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Mr Martin Hobbs

Senior Instructor

Mr Martin Hobbs

4th Degree Black Belt

Senior Instructor

Mr Hobbs has trained with Sensei Hicks and Hicks Karate School for the past 19 years. He also has martial arts experience in Judo, Tae kwondo, Kickboxing and Karate.

Mr Hobbs has been part of the I.S.K.A and W.O.M.A.A British teams and holds 4 British titles, 3 World titles as well as many other national and international titles.

Mr Hobbs passes on his competition and knowledge as the head coach of Hicks Karate Elite competition team and has personally helped train many British, European and World champions. His classes are very popular and he is an asset to our instructor team.

Mr Hobbs can be reached by email: martinhobbs93@hotmail.com

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Miss Atlanata Hickman

Instructor

Miss Atlanta Hickman

3rd Degree Black Belt

Little Ninjas and Hyper Pro Instructor

Miss Hickman has been training in martial arts for the past 17 years and takes the lead of our preschool martial arts classes. Her outside training in child care and experience working in a nursery environment together with her martial arts expertise is an asset to these programmes.

Miss Hickman also teaches our Extreme Creative Kata team and competes as part of our National team in both Creative Forms and Combat Sparring.

Competing regularly around England she holds National, British and European titles.

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Mr Rob Van Duyn

2nd Degree Black Belt

Mr Rob Van Duyn

2nd Degree Black Belt

Instructor

Mr Van Duyn has been training with Hicks Karate since its early years. He initially brought his sons to train with us and started as a parent with a history in karate from his early days. Later his younger daughter also began training with us and after seeing them all do so well he began reintroducing martial arts training himself. Mr Van Duyn became an important part of our instructing team first as an assistant instructor helping in classes and following his achievement of his black belt in 2015 as an Instructor. He now teaches our family class which is a programme designed for adults and children to train together as a family. Having his whole family train in Martial Arts all at different levels and stages of the journey he knows only too well how Martial Arts can be a true family sport and his experience in Martial Arts for different ages and stages makes him a truly valued member of our team.

His 20+ year journey to black belt and ongoing back pain during this time has lead him to instill confidence in so many individuals that once thought Martial Arts was out of their grasp.