Senior Instructors


Sempai Liam O'Hara - Area instructor

Sensei Liam O'Hara - Area instructor

Sempai Liam O'Hara 3rd Dan is the area instructor for Bexhill and also teaches classes in Eastbourne. He teaches both adults and kids karate and kickboxing classes.

He has been training with SAMA for over 15 years. As soon as he achieved his black belt he began helping at various classes within the Brighton area. At the age of 15 he expanded his training into kickboxing.

Sensei Liam has had success in karate tournaments as well as full contact kickboxing in the ring.

He has also graded under Hanshi Gibson in Kobudo (Weapons training) with the Southern Kobudo Association.





Sempai Matt Harford - Area instructor

Sensei Matt Harford - Area instructor

Sempai Matt Harford 3rd Dan teaches classes within the Hastings, Hailsham and St Leonards areas.

He started training with SAMA at the age of 6. When he passed his black belt at the age of 14 he began helping out at classes and gradings to gain as much experience as he could.

At the age of 15 he expanded his training into kickboxing. He has also graded under Hanshi Gibson in Kobudo (Weapons training) with the Southern Kobudo Association.

He has also taken part in many demonstrations as well as having refereeing experience at competition.

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