BARNSTAPLE based martial arts instructor Matt Fiddes has made a comeback to the sport this year and has made the front cover of four top international Martial Arts Magazines.

At an award seminar in Swindon, Matt delivered his first performance of martial arts skills for a number of years, before being presented with his 7th Degree Black Belt by martial arts Guru Master Bob Sykes, editor of the international Martial Arts Illustrated magazine.

Matt said he had been in training for eight months for this award.

He said: “I am very honoured to have the editor of Martial Arts Illustrated at my show and to present me with my 7th Degree. I hope it will show members of the public anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”