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Kickboxkarate Martial Arts Dorking, Brockham & Beare Green 

Sean McCarthy- Senior Instructor


Instructor: Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy is a qualified Martial Arts Instructor and Personal Trainer studying Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing with over 20 years experience in training.

Sean McCarthy is a Great Britain World Association of Kickboxing Organization Team Member and has won numerous British titles and international titles including WAKO Pro World Champion. Representing different Martial Arts Teams (past & present): WAKO Great Britain Team, Team SWAT, Team Adidas UK, Team SAP UK and Team Wolf Pack UK. 

In 1994 Sean began his journey in Martial Arts at the age of 7 within a year he started taking part in competitions around the UK and later in his development he started to travel abroad. Winning numerous national and international events over the years. Sean started Kickboxkarate Martial Arts at age 18 with the goal in mind of teaching others what he has learnt over the years. The club has now developed and he has had the great honour of coaching students who have now gone on to win British Championships and World Championships.

In 2012 Sean lost his Instructor Tony Cashman who was also a very close friend. This man had a big impact on his life and he owes an awful lot to him for making me the person he is today.


  • The Sports Karate Federation 3rd Dan Black Belt
  • WAKO GB Team member
  • WAKO GB Insured and Licence Instructor
  • Public Liability up to £5m and Professional Indemnity to 2m
  • Premier Personal Training, Personal Trainer Level 3
  • A-level in Physical Education an Sport
  • Sports Coach UK- Video and Analysis
  • Sports Coach UK- Community Sports Leaders Award
  • Lifesavers Institute Of Qualified Lifeguards Qualification
  • Fist Aid at Work, Myosis First Aid in Sport, St John's First Aid

Major Achievements:

  • WAKO Pro -63kg World Champion (2009)
  • WAKO British Champion and GB Team member numerous times over a variety of years
  • Winner at various WAKO European Tournaments: Italy Bestfighter, Irish Open, Dutch Open, Italian Open, Bristol Open, Belgium Open and more.
  • Winner of the US Open and Amerikick medalist.
  • Coaching students who have acheived: WAKO JR World Champion, WAKO SR World Silver & Bronze medals, WAKO European Silver & Bronze medals.

(List of full acheivements upon request)


Additional Achievements:

  • Mole Valley Sports Personality Winner
  • Mole Valley Youth Showcase Award Winner Youth Professional Award
  • Superleague Hall of Fame Award
  • Combat magazine coverage in various articles
  • Martial Arts Illustrated magazine coverage in various articles
  • Saturday Night Live at the London Palladium


Shows and TV:

  • BBC Blue Peter
  • Saturday Night Live at the London Palladium
  • Thames News
  • Combat32 Fight night
Sean’s Quotes


Every path must build a way, every step must be small, every fall must be overcome, everything must matter, only then can you say that in every way you are getting better.”


Believe in what you teach and others will believe it too.”


Why do we do our sport?

It’s not the winning or the losing, it’s not the training or the sport, and it’s not the good times or the hard times. I do feel these contribute to why us athletes do our sport but I feel the real reason why we really do it is the competition the pure exhaustion you put your body through for that one focus in our lives that one goal this is why we do it and then I ask what do we gain from this? Imagine you have trained so hard mentally and physically that you suddenly reach that moment when winning does not matter any more surely that is a gain in itself. We are athletes look upon this when times are hard when times are great this is you alike me competition is what makes us great.”


Fighting is beautiful; it is an illustration of one’s thoughts therefore sweat is a physiological result of one’s passion, belief and ethics. At first glance there is only a winner or a loser. A true fighter is not made on the mat or in the spotlight, but in the commitment of their training. Fighting is not only about the number of punches thrown or the number of punches taken. It is the inner belief of one’s self.”

  • To pass on my knowledge and experience to allow others to reach their potential.
  • To better myself in every way of my life.
  • To continue in Martial Arts to the day I die.

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