Taekwondo coach Dave Desforges has been chosen as BBC South West's Unsung Sporting Hero for 2011.
Desforges runs South Hams Taekwondo Club and has dedicated his life to training his fighters.
Four of the club's members have won British titles under Desforges, who spends his lunchtimes analysing videos of his fighters to help them improve.
"I don't know what to say, I'm in a state of shock," he said on getting his award from BBC South West.
And he added that the club's fighters were the reason he put in as much effort as he does.
"These guys are what it's about at the end of the day, it's not about me really, it's all about these guys and that's why we do it.