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The Team

Who We Are


The team can't wait to meet you all!

This page will give you even more information about our instructors and what they bring to MA Martial Arts!


Jade Minchin - Founder/Instructor

Jade is a Second Dan in Kickboxing. She started her martial arts journey at the age of 22 in 2018. She started with fitness kickboxing and advanced onto martial arts, falling in love with the sport. Jade has been volunteering as an instructor since 2020 and has been helping children and adults with their martial arts for a total of 4 years. She is a qualified primary school teacher, from ages 5-11. She is also Level 2 qualified in British Sign Language, currently studying Level 3, providing even more inclusivity to the students she teaches. She can't wait to see you all shine! 

Matthew Averiss - Founder/Instructor

Matthew is a First Dan in Taekwondo and Kickboxing. He started his martial arts journey at the age of 13 in 2011, gaining knowledge from multiple, high level instructors. In this time Matthew has gone from volunteering to becoming a part time instructor and has truly found his calling in this sport. Matthew has also furthered his study of sport, achieving a Level 2 in General Sports, Level 3 in Fitness and a Level 2 in PT. He can't wait to meet you all and help you on your martial arts journey!

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