Grandmaster Manna, Master Carmichael, Grandmaster Wilson, Grandmaster Khalid
It all started when Master Carmichael took her first Judo lesson at the age of 14 and instantly fell in love with the discipline of individually focused training and the camaraderie between all the Judoka.
Master Carmichael trained as often as possible before moving to Connecticut, USA for work in 1991. Here she met and began her training with Grandmaster Yong Man Lee (9th Dan Tang Soo Do, 8th Dan Judo & Hapkido) and this is where her Martial Arts life really began.
Before and after her Judo class Master Carmichael watched Grandmaster Lee teach Tang Soo Do and Hapkido and was soon training in all 3 disciplines for approximately 4 hours a day, every day. Judo was one of Master Carmichael's’ training passions, but ultimately an ankle injury meant she had to continue her Martial Arts journey in a less weight bearing discipline.
Master Carmichael was granted the permission and the privilege to attend the 1994 Martial Arts summer training camp at Grandmaster Lee’s University in Seoul, South Korea for 10 weeks. Training with a Yong In Taekwondo display team, Judo National & Olympic teams and with visiting National teams from Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan & the USA gave Master Carmichael a truly unique look inside the Martial Arts life and heightened her ambition to follow in Grandmaster Lee’s footsteps and become an Instructor.
This ambition took some time to achieve as Master Carmichael was training to be a professional stunt woman at the tine and wanted to finish her disciplines (formation Sky Diver, Master Scuba Diver, SPA Rock Climber). She also wanted to add Taekwondo to her skill set to compliment the other Korean Martial Arts. She was awarded her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1997 and Tang Soo Do in 1998 and opened The first “Snow Herons” Tang Soo Do club in Merton Park, London, in 1998.
In 2006, Master Carmichael began studying for her BSc (Honours) in Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention at Middlesex University to compliment her Martial Arts. It was during her last year of University in 2008 that Master Carmichael attended a Instructors Fitness training course (Crossfit) in California. She approached Grandmaster Manna while she was there to ask to train with him while she was qualifying in her Crossfit course and was immediately struck by the feeling of returning to where her Martial Arts life had begun; with a Grandmaster, Masters and Students who truly live as Martial Artists & inspire daily, not only fellow students but everyone they come into contact with; a vastly different way of life than just training in the Martial Arts.
Master Carmichael felt an overwhelming sense of calm and contentment with Grandmaster Manna, his Masters and students. Not only was the training in skills superb but the camaraderie in the school made Master Andrews feel like a part of a “family”. From here, she made the decision to ask to join Grandmaster Manna and The Educational Martial Arts System (TEMAS) which also prides itself in such esteemed members as, Grandmaster James Wilson & Grandmaster Darryl Khalid.
Throughout Master Andrews’ Martial Arts journey, she travels extensively to San Diego to train with Grandmaster Manna, and from this, has gained vast knowledge and skills. Master Carmichael is indebted to Grandmaster Manna who helped her expand her technical coaching, thus enabling her to incorporate her speciality of specific natural strength and body conditioning warm up techniques at the start of each teaching session. Master Carmichael's passion lies in teaching Martial Arts and she has dedicated herself to being a full time instructor. Through her work, she can see her passion being passed on to her students, and this is clearly reflected in their amazing achievements and dedication.
2012 Tang Soo Do: The Educational Martial Arts System
4th Dan Master Instructor Awarded
2011 Tang Soo Do: The Educational Martial Arts System
4th Dan Sa Bum Nim Awarded
2006 Tang Soo Do: World TSD Association
WTSDA World Championships, USA
SHTSD Chief Instructor Team Coach:
World Grand Champion Medalists (7) World Grand Champion Medalists (1)
2005 Tang Soo Do: World TSD Association
3rd Dan Awarded
2002 Tang Soo Do Tang Soo Do: World TSD Association
2nd Dan Awarded
2000 Tang Soo Do: International Martial Arts Association
World Championships, United Kingdom
Female Championship Grand Champion
International Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
1999 Tang Soo Do: International Martial Arts Association
British Championships - Female Grand Champion
1998 Tang Soo Do: International Martial Arts Association
1st Dan awarded
1997 Tae Kwon Do: British Tae Kwon Do Control Board
1st Dan Awarded
1994 Tae Kwon Do: British Tae Kwon Do Control Board
British (UK) National Team Selections - British Team 1st Substitute
1993 Tae Kwon Do: United Tae Kwon Do
UTKD Championships, USA - Gold
1993 Tae Kwon Do: British Tae Kwon Do Control Board
British TKD Championships,UK - Silver
1993 Judo: Connecticut State Judo Championship
Connecticut State, USA - Silver
1993 Judo: International Judo Championships, USA
Mansfield Championships, USA - Bronze
1993 Judo International Judo Championships, USA
Valley Shore Championships - Silver
1993 Judo: United States Judo Association
1st Dan Awarded
1992 Tae Kwon Do: Tae Kwon Do Championships, USA
Hwang’s Championship - Best Female Performance Awarded
Master Carmichael's Continuous Professional Development specialising in Student Protection
2017 Region Head UK TEMAS
2014 Pad Box Certified Instructor
2014 Master Instructor Tang Soo Do
2010 BSc (Hon) Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention
2008 Cross fit Certified Instructor - Adults & Children
2008 National Association of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer (NASM)