The Board

Steve Rowe – Chairman and Director

The Chairman is Steve Rowe. Steve is a renowned writer in the Martial Arts contributing regular columns to magazines and author of martial arts books. He is Chairman of Shi Kon Martial Arts International, one of Europe’s largest martial art associations and teaches Karate and Tai Chi across Europe. He owns and operates a full time dojo in Kent and holds a 8th Dan in karate, a 3rd Dan in Iaido, a 1st Dan in Jodo and is an international Tai Chi instructor. Steve has held many positions in the governance of the martial arts over the years including Chairman, Secretary, Executive Committee Member and Director of the governing body for Karate in England, Secretary of the British Karate Federation and has sat on the Martial Arts Commission as the representative for Karate.

Caroline Rowe

The Secretary is Caroline Rowe who has the run the office since the inception of MASA.  Caroline has an NVQ level 3 in Office Administration and has been involved in the Martial Arts all her life.

Carl Reader – Treasurer and Director

Carl is a partner at Dennis & Turnbull Chartered Accountants, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Business Consultants, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He deals with a wide range of businesses, and looks after approximately 200 martial arts schools throughout the UK. He advises them on various business and taxation matters, particularly in relation to the VAT exemptions available to education and tuition businesses.

Martin Gatter – Standards Director

Standards Director is Martin Gatter. Martin is a Regional Verifier for City and Guilds. He owns and runs ‘Classic Coaching’ an approved centre with City and Guilds dealing with coaching and the NVQ’s in the Martial Arts, it is also an umbrella body with the Criminal Records Bureau for conducting CRB checks and deals with Instructor Registration and insurance. Martin is a 6th Dan in Karate, a 2nd Dan in Iaido, a 1st Dan in Jodo and an International Tai Chi Instructor and runs his own Martial Arts clubs in South London

Andrew Morrell – Members Director

The Members Director is Andrew Morrell. Andrew is the Founder of the Cobra Martial Arts Association (C.M.A.A.) as well as being the former England Squad Manager for the World Karate & Kickboxing Association (W.K.A.) and a Senior Tutor for the Self Defence Federation (S.D.F.) He holds a 7th Dan in Cobra FMA (Karate, Kickboxing, Ju-Jitsu combined), a 5th Dan in Freestyle Karate/Kickboxing, a 3rd Dan in Ju-Jitsu and a 2nd Dan in Shukokai Karate. He runs his own Martial Arts clubs in Manchester along side serving as an Officer with the Greater Manchester Police Special Constabulary.

Jonathan Jones – Policy Advisor

Jonathan is a practising civil law barrister specialising in personal injury, medical negligence and sports law. He is also qualified in international commercial law and maintains his academic interest by researching for a PhD in anti-doping and sports law, specialising in gene-doping. When not in court Jonathan also undertakes lecturing post-graduate medical law at the University of Kent and sits as a member of the East Kent NHS Research Ethics Committee.