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Our Instructor Team

Get to Know Us

Our experienced team of black belt instructors has been teaching traditional Ju Jitsu in the Leicester area for over 20 years.


All full instructors hold a 1st Dan Black Belt or above and have the following qualifications


  • First Aid ​

  • DBS / CRB checks

  • Insurance

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Child protection qualifications

  • Accredited Coaching qualifications


Sensei Rob Phelps

Head Coach

Rob Phelps, 5th Dan has been studying martial arts for over 20 years and teaching since 2000, achieving his fifth Dan in Ju Jitsu July 2016. 

Rob strives to constantly learn and improve his own abilities and those of his students, focusing on confidence-building through top quality, friendly instruction.

Nathan Webb

Senior Coach & Owner Of Coalville Centre

Nathan web runs our Coalville dojo, with over 100 students from aged 2½ to adult with specialist classes for each age group. Nathan began his journey in 2012 achieving his Black Belt in 2016 and his 2nd Dan in 2014.

He started full-time coaching in 2013 quitting his job to work the business properly. He loves to coach children and adults and helping them get the very best from their training and our art.


Duncan Phelps

Coach, 2nd dan

Duncan began his martial arts journey as a 6yr old and as often happens stalled at 11yr, then restarted at 15 and from then on there was no stopping him!
He advanced to assistant coach 2017 & Full Coach in 2018.

Alice Featherstone

Adult Assistant Coach

Alice started training in April 2017, and soon found the challenge an exciting distraction. She trained hard twice a week pretty much from the start & enjoyed throwing the big blokes around!

In 2021 just the other side of lockdowns, she graded for and achieved her Black Belt. She coaches regularly at Earl Shilton & is also a grading examiner

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Rory Holden

Adult Assistant Coach & 3rd Dan Black Belt

Rory is the second highest grade at our school being a 3rd Dan In Japanese Ju Jitsu, he trains and coaches regularly at Earl Shilton.


Sean Kavanagh

Assistant Coach

Sean is now a 2nd Dan Black Belt, gaining this in 2021.

Sean first started because a good friend of his was looking for a martial art.


Sean soon fell in love with Ju Jitsu and although his friend later stopped training, Sean continued and still has the same excitement and enthusiasm he developed in those early days.

He loves sword work, which begins after Black Belt and assisting other students to learn new techniques.

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