Masters Academy Plymouth Team

As a member of Masters Academy Plymouth you have the opportunity to train with some truly world class instructors. All our instructors pride themselves on teaching fun, exciting, energetic, and educational classes. Our instructors also understand the importance of continual education and improving their martial arts skills. You will regularly see them training in classes or at any opportunity they get.

Anton St James

Head Instructor

Chief is the founder & co-owner of Masters Academy Plymouth. He has taught many of the UK’s top martial arts instructors, and is currently head of Cacoy Doce Pares Europe.

He now mainly focuses on teaching the Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing classes and teaches seminars around the world.


  •  Began training in 1971
  • Started teaching in 1977
  • 9th Degree Black Belt in Filipino Martial Arts
  •  6th Degree Black Belt in Karate
  • Founder KTX Kickboxing System
  • National Coach in Muay Thai Kickboxing awarded by Grand Master Toddy
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Okinawan Kobudo
  • 4 x Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee
  • ead of Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima UK/Europe
  • Head of San Miguel Eskrima UK/Europe
  • Executive Board Member British Council Kali, Eskrima, Arnis Instructors
  • Training Director Street Safe UK Personal Protection Programme & EWAP
  • CDPUK Stickfighting Team Coach
  • Founder Blade Warriors International
  • 2 x British Karate Champion
  • European Karate Champion
  • International Martial Artist of the Year 2015
  • Continuously traveled around the world to train with martial arts masters since 1981