In 1996 Philip Lear returned from living in Malaysia where he was training with Master Tan Eng Kiat. He took over the then very small Taekwon-Do class at the local leisure centre in Crowborough, bringing over his experiences from South East Asia, the training methods as well as the name Vision that Master Tan created, that's when Vision TKD, England was born.
Since then, the now Master Philip Lear has been World Champion twice, European Champion once and World Cup Champion three times as well as over 20 British, English, Welsh and Scottish titles that have spanned an international competition career that lasted 18 years.
He now focuses on teaching and coaching having created over 100 black belts in Crowborough alone that have included individual and team World and European Champions as well as many international medallists.
Both Phil and Ellie have put everything into making the VMA Fitness Centre the hub of the Crowborough community. In the middle of the high street, the centre will have something for everyone. They both have a reputation to inspire and motivate people and as parents of two very active and fun loving daughters who both love exercising, have brought the family feeling into fitness.