Phil is currently a seventh degree black belt (International Instructor).
He is also a fully qualified class A referee.
Phil has First Aid, Health, safety and Child Protection Certificates and all Instructors are CRB checked.
Phil is coach to the European champion, English, Irish and Welsh Champions Team, British, Scottish and Ireland Champions! and has been awarded instructor of the year on no less than 3 separate occasions.
Phil has clubs in Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Buckingham and Banbury; he is also seconded by schools to give self defence lectures mainly to upper school and sixth form students
Phil has over 44 years experience in Martial Arts and started training at Warwick Tae Kwon-Do School in November 1973 and has never looked back since. Phil's first instructor was Mr Bob Howe, who was one of the first Tae Kwon-Do Black Belts in the U.K. Mr Bob Howe was one of the pioneers of Tae Kwon-Do in the United Kingdom.
Phil Thomas continued to train for many years at Warwick before moving to Banbury. Shortly after moving to Banbury in the late seventies a friend of Phil's - Ian Ferguson opened a new club, and Phil continued his training with him, until Ian decided to move north to Scotland to pursue not only his Tae Kwon-Do but also his love of climbing and the outdoor life. They remain close friends to this day.
Phil considers himself very fortunate to have had instruction from amongst the best professionals in the country and it's his goal to pass on this knowledge to all his students as well as incorporating new ideas.
Phil Thomas 7th Degree