A Family Run Community Martial Arts Club  
Messingham Martial Arts

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The Messingham Martial Arts Team

Owners and B.T.A Committee Members

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Senior Master Stuart Usher

Founder/Chief Instructor
Master Stuart Usher holds a 6th Dan Black belt in Taekwondo, 3rd Class Kukkiwon qualified Master & 4th Dan Black belt in Kickboxing, WAKO registered Master. He is a highly trained and highly experience Instructor as well as highly motivated in delivering action packed fun filled classes for both junior and senior students.

Master Usher is also the Chief Instructor of the British Taekwondo Association and a member of the Executive Committee for the Universal Karate Kickboxing Worldwide Association.

In November 2017 he was awarded BBC Sport Get Inspred Unsung Hero Award for East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

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BTA/UKWWA  Master Louise Usher

Co-Owner/Senior Instructor

Master Louise Usher holds a 4th Dan Black belt in Taekwondo, BTA registered Master and primarily the students pattern (forms) instructor. She is highly disciplined in ensuring things are done right whilst also making students feel at ease while learning their art. 

Master Louise Usher is also the Health & Safety Manager for the British Taekwondo Association.

Instruction Team

Blackbelt is just the beginning but not all Blackbelts go on to become instructors.  At Messingham Martial Arts grades are earned through dedication and practice and are never given. The same applies to becoming an instructor of the club and those who are interested in doing so can be trained and given the opportunity to learn and practice during the classes and in special sessions put on for leadership training. The size of our classes requires a great team to run them efficiently and we are very grateful for all who help out, below are the most recently active members. Other members help out and assist and are showing interest in becoming part of the Messingham Martial Arts Instruction team. Those who show dedication and help out on a regular basis shall be included on this page.

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BTA Master
Katie McCulloch

Senior Instructor
Master Katie McCullock holds a 4th Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo and is currently working through her colour belt grades in Kickboxing. She started her Martial Arts journey at the age of 4 and has the benefit of learning from a number of different instructors.
Master Stuart Usher has been one of them instructors from  the beginning.

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Mr Łukasz Urbański

Senior Instructor
Mr Łukasz Urbański holds a 3rd Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo. He also has experience in Kickboxing and Judo. Mr Urbański began training in Taekwondo when he moved to the area from Poland and has been committed to his training ever since. He also has the benefit of learning from many instructors of which Master Stuart Usher is one that has been there since he began training.

Mr Terry Davies

Instructor/Chief Fight Coach
Mr Terry Davies holds a 2nd Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo and a 2nd Dan Blackbelt in Kickboxing. Mr Davies though is one of 'if not' the most experienced martial artist in the club and should be of a higher rank particularly in Kickboxing and  is respected as so. Instead of sticking to a grading schedule Mr Davies worked as a night club doorman for many years. He is our chief fight coach for competitions.

Mrs Tina Newton

Mrs Tina Newton started training many years ago with Masters Stuart & Louise Usher when they were colour belts themselves. She has always been dedicated and hard working with clear focus, qualities she passes on to the students. She stopped training to raise a family and returned when Messingham opened up an adult class where she earned her blackbelt and became a valued member of the team. 

Mr Tyler Orwin

Mr Tyler Orwin holds a 2nd Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo. Since starting his Martial Arts journey at Messingham he has continued to be dedicated and hard working and still rarely misses classes either to train or to help out. He has become one of the leads in Poomsae (Patterns/Forms) training and is always ready to learn and share his knowledge.

Ms Ivy Major

Ms Ivy Major holds a 1st Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo and a 1st Dan Blackbelt in Kickboxing, she is also a qualified kettle-bell instructor. Being the mother of Master Katie McCulloch she has been involved with Martial Arts for a very long time, even before she decided to start training herself. An inspirational lady who continues to challenge herself and takes pleasure helping others. Ivy is also our Chief Safeguarding Officer.

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Mr Daniel Hood

Junior Instructor
Mr Daniel Hood holds a 2nd Poom (Junior Blackbelt for ages 15 and under) in Taekwondo. One of Messingham's original students Daniel has remained dedicated and focused and has a high energy approach to his training and instruction skills. A true leader, Daniel has great ability in motivating the students earning him an instructor status in the club, held back only by his young age.

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Miss Lizzie Henderson

Junior Instructor
Miss Elizabeth Henderson holds a 2nd Poom Blackbelt in Taekwondo. Another original member of Messingham, Lizzie is dedicated and highly motivated. She is well on her way to becoming a junior Instructor as she is great at motivating the students. As Lizzie also does dance outside of her Martial Arts her abilities in her kicks and patterns are captivating to say the least.

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Mr Adam Usher

Trainee Instructor/Class Assistant
Mr Adam Usher holds a 2nd Poom Blackbelt in Taekwondo and a 1st Dan Blackbelt Cadet in Kickboxing. He is the son of Masters Stuart & Louise Usher and has been training since he could walk. He is a very dynamic martial artist who favours his training over Instructing at the moment, but is happy to help and share his knowledge. 

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Miss Paige Lacey

Trainee Instructor/Class Assistant
Miss Paige Lacey holds a 2nd Poom Blackbelt in Taekwondo. She was the very first person to sign up when we opened in October 2014 and very rarely misses classes. She has shown amazing dedication to achieve her goal and is very helpful in classes. Paige is now learning what it takes to become an instructor of the style and is always on hand to help.