Mr Tom Thorpe
Chief Instructor Tom Thorpe has trained in martial arts since the age of 6, originally trained in Taekwondo. After 21 years in martial arts Mr Thorpe achieved his 5thDegree Blackbelt in June 2019. Mr. Thorpe has been teaching professionally since 2006 and has guided many students towards Blackbelt and beyond, as well as helping a range of student’s progress towards their full instructor qualification. He is now very proud of the team he has working alongside him. Mr. Thorpe always strives to take his own training to the next level and currently holds the level of Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, however is continuously working towards achieving his next belt. Mr. Thorpe has competed many times, medalling many times; his most recent competitive achievement was gaining silver in the British Submission League Championships in 2014. Mr. Thorpe has had many positive role models through his martial arts career and aims to continue to be a positive role model for all students, young and old at Endeavour. Mr. Thorpe has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Enterprise Management which has aided him in forming Endeavour Martial Arts.
Mrs Karen Thorpe
Karen Thorpe has worked in martial arts industry since 2006, but has been an avid supporter since her son began training in 1998. The knowledge she has gained over the years has helped her become well versed in all aspects of martial arts school management. Her professional, welcoming manner is vital in helping and supporting not only the students but parents too on their martial arts journey. Mrs. Thorpe prides herself in ensuring every child, adult and family that walks in the door at Endeavour has the highest level of service and support needed.
Mr Sam Parsons
Mr Parsons began his Martial Arts training at 4 years old, back in 2003. He began his training in Taekwondo and through the years gathered expertise in all the varieties of martial arts we teach today. He joined the LTC team in September 2011 and through demonstrating fantastic leadership qualities become an Endeavour Martial Arts Instructor. Mr. Parsons has competed in a variety of competitions and events, multiple East West Challenge's and Excel Competitions to name a few, placing in many. His proudest competitive achievement was winning 1st Place in continuous sparring at the 2015 WKA Yorkshire Open. He achieved his 3rd Dan Blackbelt in 2011 and aspires to attain 4th degree when able. In 2017 Mr Parsons began his Under Graduate Studies at Lincoln University while continuing to teach & inspire Endeavour Students. Mr Parsons dedication and work ethic was rewarded in early 2018 when he achieved the role of Endeavour Martial Arts Senior Instructor, this role involves him guiding not only students to their full potential but also the rest of the instructor team.
Cameron began his Martial Arts journey in 2009 along with his younger brother. Throughout his journey he worked hard in all areas of his training and achieved his 3rd Degree Blackbelt in June 2015. Cameron has always been able to impress his instructors with his work rate, attitude and skill. Cameron has competed at many local and regional competitions winning many titles in both forms & point sparring categories. Cameron has also been a long time member of the Endeavour Performance team, putting on displays both as part of a team and as an individual at many events in and around Doncaster. In 2012 he was invited to be a member of the Leadership Team and began to show the leadership skills to impress his instructors and was in turn named the LTC member of the year in both 2015 & 2016. Cameron was promoted to the role of Junior Instructor in 2017 after massively impressing while teaching and coaching students, he looks to continue helping students progress in their pursuit of their goals.
Carl began his martial arts journey back in 1997 at the age of 14 in the style of Freestyle Kickboxing. He continued his training at S.S.MA and achieved 1stDegree Blackbelt in Freestyle Kickboxing in 2000. Shortly after achieving his Blackbelt he then took up the role of Assistant Instructor, and this began his love for not only his own training but inspiring others the achieve their potential. Carl has also got many years competition experience, competing in various national inter-club competitions in points stop sparring categories. His proudest competitive achievement was winning Silver at the European Championships in 2001. After taking a break from martial arts he returned to train under the guidance of Mr Thorpe in 2008 back when we were known as Premier Martial Arts. Carl progressed well and achieved his 1stDegree Blackbelt in 2015 and then through even more dedication and hard work he achieved 2ndDegree in 2017. Carl’s two daughters also train with us & are working hard to achieve their goals in martial arts & to become better than Dad! Carl’s positive attitude and Blackbelt work etic lead to him being invited onto the Leadership Team in 2016 and from there earning the role of Junior Instructor in 2018.
Muay Thai Instructor
As of 2018 Dom was invited to be Endeavour’s official Muay Thai Instructor after some very popular and successful taster seminars earlier in the year. Dom trains each week in our main classes as well as running his Muay Thai sessions on a regular basis. Having travelled the World as a Forces 'Brat', Dom studied many Martial Arts, depending which Military base he was on, and who would be willing to teach. Arts include Judo, Kung Fu, Gung Fu, Wing Chun, numerous Karate styles, Muay Thai. Later in life, he founded Combat Base Doncaster with Friend and business partner Danny Mitchell (2 x UFC veteran). Studying the arts further and many more of them under Danny's guidance. The two of them went on to begin an MMA Promotion (Caged Steel). After Dom purchased the Company and the name which we all know as Caged Steel he continues with the Promotion and has made it into one of the UK's top MMA shows, which continues to go from strength to strength with multiple shows each year. Muay Thai was always Dom's favourite art and he has been coached by Jompop Kiatphontip, a former Rajadamnern stadium and Southern Thailand Champion with 160+ fights on his record. He has taken time to train in Thailand at the famous Fairtex gym in Pattaya, amongst other places around the Country of Muay Thai origin.
Endeavour Leadership Team
The Endeavour Leadership team is a team of talented martial artists who are currently developing their Leadership skills as part of our LTC programme. They are all learning and practicing what it takes to become an Instructor with Endeavour Martial Arts.