All of our instructors take care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of each student, while providing enjoyable lessons for everyone. They are all insured and registered with the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association and have an up to date Enhanced DBS Certificates. They are dedicated to providing family orientated classes which continually develop students via a varied and interesting martial arts programme. They recognise that everyone progresses at a different speed and make every allowance for this.
SBN Martyn Greenwood 7th Dan Black Belt
Sa Bom Nim Greenwood started Tang Soo Do in 1988, following five years of training in Shotokan and Shukokai Karate and Korean Kempo. Because of his background in martial arts, he quickly progressed in Tang Soo Do and graded to 1st Dan Black Belt in 1990. He later tested for 4th Dan Black Belt (Master) in 2002. He now holds the rank of 7th Dan and is one of the highest ranked martial artists in the North of England. He is a former member of the Team GB squad and has won medals at both national and international level. His credentials include; winning three Gold medals at the World Tang Soo Do Championships in 2011 and 2017, and winning two Gold medals at the European Open Tournament in 2018. He is still active on the competition circuit, and continues to compete at the highest level.
SBN Greenwood is the founder and Chief Instructor for Calderdale Family Karate. He has dedicated over 32 years to training in Tang Soo Do, and has practiced martial arts for 37 years. He is a graduate of Leeds and Lancaster University and has a Masters Degree in Strategic Leadership and Management. He is also first aid trained, holds a NEBOSH qualification in health and safety, and qualifications for assessing and verifying.
SBN Sadie Greenwood 5th Dan Black Belt
Sa Bom Nim Sadie Greenwood started her Tang Soo Do training in 1990 and her first class was with SBN Martyn Greenwood. She achieved 4th Dan Black Belt (Master status) in 2015, followed by promotion to 5th Dan in December 2019. She has been instructing with Calderdale Family Karate since its formation in 2012.
Master Greenwood has enjoyed success at several national competitions and still competes. She is a graduate of Leeds and Salford University and has an MSc. She is also first aid trained.
Mr Iain Bowen 3rd Dan Black Belt
Kyo Sa Nim Bowen started his Tang Soo Do training in 2011 with SBN Martyn Greenwood. He, and his son are both original members of Calderdale Family Karate and have supported the Club since its beginning. Mr Bowen attained his 3rd Dan Black Belt in 2020 and also has experience of other martial arts. Mr Bowen has several high level qualifications in Mathematics, Business and Computer Science. Mr Bowen and his son are a real asset to the Club and help out extensively with running the classes. Both are seasoned Tang Soo Do competitors and have enjoyed success at several national tournaments.
Mrs Claire Beverley 2nd Dan Black Belt
Kyo Sa Nim Beverley started her Tang Soo Do training in 2014 with SBN Martyn Greenwood. She started training around a year after her son started and since then, both have been avid supporters of the Club. Mrs Beverley has has lots of experience of working with younger people via local Cub Scout groups. Mrs Beverley and her son are seasoned Tang Soo Do competitors and have enjoyed success at several national tournaments.