Francis Miller

martial arts instructor

Based in
Taunton, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Bridport, Wellington
Francis  Miller | martial arts instructor

Make an enquiry Phone: 07888732312

The reasons why you decide to take up Martial Arts will be as individual as you are, at Evolution we run carefully designed classes to make Martial Arts accessible and welcoming to all ages and abilities.

Whether you want to train for self defence or competition sparring, fitness and weight loss or to gain a prestigious black belt - whatever your goal Evolution will help you achieve it.

Martial Arts is great for children its not only physical improvements you will see; we teach respect, discipline and help to establish self confidence. Also your child will become more focused and will learn to concentrate for longer.

For adults Martial Arts can be a great way to relieve stress and burn calories, make friends and boost self esteem.

Why not join as a family; taking up a hobby together is a great way to share quality time and strengthen family bonds - train together and have fun together!

With the guidance of professional instructors you will be learning a really useful sport - to stay fit and keep safe and with regular gradings and structured colour belt progression you will have achievable goals and ultimately strive for Black Belt.

Group Classes

Beginners Classes Taunton's leading Martial Arts Academy Evolution Martial Arts Unit F/42 Acorn Business Centre, Livingstone Way, Bindon Road, Taunton, Somerset. TA2 6BD

The new home of Evolution Martial Arts in Taunton. With over 1000 sq ft of matted area, fully equipped training hall has been purpose built for your needs.
Evolution run a variety of classes for all ages and abilities and always try to accommodate your training requirements help you achieve your goals.

Evolution is a well established Martial Arts organisation based in the South West of England, with clubs in Taunton, Wellington and Bridport. We maintain a strong respect for the history of the Arts as well as having a modern approach to adapting these skills in the modern world.

It's a: 
Evoltuion Martial Arts Academy, Livingstone Way, Bindon Road
Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Classes Monday - Saturday call for more details 07888732312 -
£40 month

Small Group Class

It's a: 
Evolution Martial Arts, Unit F, Livingstone Way, Bindon Road
Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Visit to book your small group class. (maximum class size of 6 student)


Internationally Qualified Instructor

Mr Francis Miller 5th Dan Black Belt was born in 1983; he grew up in Chard, Somerset where his Martial Arts career began in 1994. He started training in Taekwon-Do under Mr Simon Wachon 6th Dan Black Belt. Mr Miller began competing aged 11 winning many major contests in patterns and sparring. Naturally talented, he soon developed a reputation for his high kicking ability and competition prowess and has accumulated over 140 local, national and international titles. His dedication to Taekwon-Do was rewarded in 2000 when he won the AIMMA Men’s Welterweight World Championship title aged just 17 years old. Ten years on Mr Miller competed in the TAGB 9th World Championships and the PUMA World Championships winning bronze and silver medals in the Men’s Black Belt patterns divisions respectively.

Competing aside, Mr Miller was keen to promote Taekwon-do and to pass on his knowledge, and supported the foundation of Evolution Martial Arts in 2002 with his esteemed instructor Mr Simon Wachon.

They set up a number of academies in South West England and Evolution Martial Arts soon became an established organisation with a reputation for conscientious teaching and success at competitions.

At this time Mr Miller opened his first Taekwon-Do school in Wellington from where he has produced many Black Belt students; one of whom went on to win the GTI British Championships. Mr Miller was given the opportunity to take over the well established Taunton club in 2006 and Bridport club in 2007; since then the schools have gone from strength to strength. 2010 sees the opening of Mr Miller’s first full time Martial Arts academy in Taunton. He is very focused and driven to provide the best training for anyone who has an interest in Martial Arts.

His thirst for learning the traditional Arts and developing them into new concepts and fighting systems led him to train with UFC fighter Ian 'The Machine' Freeman and Brock Lesnar's coach Greg Nelson. Mr Miller enjoys grappling and is studying Gracie Ju Jitsu to develop his ground skills. He regularly trains with Evolution's MMA instructor Matt Stone to compliment his Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing.

He has also invested in state of the art equipment to introduce Flips and Tricks sessions; a popular activity that display acrobatic martial arts techniques. All of these new ventures are filtered into his classes while still maintaining his traditional roots; staying true to the ‘Evolution’ ethos.

Jan 1994


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


1 months training and uniform only £30

Make an enquiry Phone: 07888732312

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