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Karate Leadership UK | Ashford


We have a fantastic fully equipped Martial Arts Dojo (training hall), full safety matting, comfortable seating for parents and we are open all week with great parking. The Dojo was completed in 2013 to support our growing Academy and we have classes to suit all age ranges (from 3-65+ yrs) and abilities. We offer premium karate, kickboxing, Aikido and martial arts in Ashford that can make a difference in your life, help you to get fit, give you more confidence and let you feel a bit safer too.

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+44 01233 877644


Master Instructor – 4th Dan Blackbelt

Master Panton is a Fourth Dan Black Belt in Wado Ryu Karate and a First Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. As One of Chief Master Marsh’s finest students and senior instructors, Master Panton’s skill, hard work and dedication were rewarded in June 2018 by the Chief Instructors of Leadership Martial Arts, when he was promoted to Master Instructor.


Master Panton has been instrumental in introducing the MANTIS Programme (MANAGE ANY TROUBLE IN SOCIETY) to the local community and has a proven track record in making a positive difference to many students both young and old, developing Black Belt students, Instructors and School owners.



Senior Instructor – 3rd Dan Blackbelt

Sensei Roper is fully committed to both her own & her students training. Indeed if she’s not teaching you will find her on the mats continuing to develop her already great skills, technique and understanding.


Whether its our younger students in Little Ninjas, Families in our Kickstart programme, or Ladies Only students, Sensei Ropers creative & fun classes have proven to make a massive difference to the lives of many. She fully understands the benefits of martial arts and is committed to sharing them with families in the community. 



Academy Instructor – 3rd Dan Blackbelt

Sensei Panton has been training since the age of 3 when he joined our Little Ninjas Programme. He continued to develop and train under the guidance and tutelage of Chief Master Marsh at our Karate Leadership UK headquarters at Lordswood, where he received his current rank of 3rd Dan Black Belt. Sensei Oscar has been an integral part of our Ashford Academy since its birth in 2010. As a young face who understands the nerves and worries of trying class for the first time Oscar has been vital in many students crossing the line and jumping up onto the mats for the first time. Always available to offer a guiding hand and offer support to those who need it he was promoted to full instructor in August 2010 for his continued support of the academy and in recognition for his outstanding work during lockdown where he taught tirelessly six days a week online.

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Academy Instructor – 2nd Dan Blackbelt

Mrs. Parker holds the rank of 1st Dan Black Belt in Karate which she trains alongside her son and 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing. Whichever class you find Mrs. Parker she will be out front setting the standard for others to follow. She has a real thirst for knowledge and continues to train in both arts with great determination and Black Belt Attitude. Her full time working role at a school for children with special needs is a real asset to the academy and her students. Mrs. Parker is full of fun and classes are representative of this, students leave having worked hard, just as she would, but with a guaranteed smile.



Assistant Instructor - 3rd Dan Blackbelt

Senpai Ella has trained from the age of 3 years where she joined our Little Ninjas programme. She has always been one to train hard and push herself, she sets a superb example for others to follow and has been the inspiration for many to start their martial arts journey, including mum Sensei Roper and Brother Daniel who continue to train as a family. Ella is technically gifted and along with hard work and a competitive nature she is is a force to reckon with at competitions. A real warrior both on and off the mats Ella sets a standard and example for many to follow, she is a long term member of our Instructor training team and is always on hand to help or support her fellow students and instructors.

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​No experience is necessary and class is for all ages, abilities, fitness levels, both men and wo


We use our expertise and knowledge of the martial arts world to provide you with a fast paced and varied fitness class to strengthen all areas of the body. You will find a welcoming environment full of positivity and support. We have years of experience in helping others to reach and surpass their goals.

Whatever you are looking to achieve Fitter 4 Life’s Martial Fitness classes can help.


​No experience is necessary and class is for all ages, abilities, fitness levels, both men and women.


8 Wotton Rd, Ashford TN23 6LL



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