Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Cheshire was established by Master Steve James in September 2004 and progressed to be one of the leading professional schools in the North of England.

Team Cheshire currently have 6 schools in St Helens, Warrington, Widnes, Altrincham and Runcorn with over 300 active students.

The team is lead by Master Steve James who was recently awarded his 5th Dan Black Belt by taekwondo legend Grandmaster Frank Murphy. Steve started Karate at the age of 9 under the watchful eye and guidance of his father, 8th Dan Karate legend Doug James. He trained for 8 years progressing through the grades whilst studying hard in school and college. Steve had an amazing career in the Leisure Industry before starting his Matt Fiddes Franchise in September 2004.

The team consists of a group of fully qualified Instructors who have all come through the Certified Instructor training course and most of the team are parents of children who train every week under Steve.

Matt Fiddes Cheshire core values of Education, Inspiration, Encouragement, Respect and Discipline are taught to the children every class and the team have produced over 100 Black Belts over the 15 years of classes.

Steve himself was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2014 and has been in Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine. Steve is also the tournament director for Matt Fiddes Martial Arts.

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