4th Degree Black Belt
I grew up watching the TV show Kung Fu and Bruce Lee films. I was inspired by the philosophies, legends and skills of the Shoalin and martial artists.
At 15 yrs old I started training in Muay Thai with the European champion, my first martial arts experience.
From there I trained in numerous arts including Karate, Judo, Budo, Aikido, Wing Chun and Thai Chi before starting kickboxing, Kung Fu and Aikido with Fighting Fit. Fighting Fit opened up a whole new world of training opportunities which included training with Steve Seagal, BAA Aikido team instructor, Shoalin Monks, World Stick Fighting Champion and various club champions including those from our sister school in Essex.
I have trained and taught at many clubs over the years however I have remained with Fighting Fit for nearly 20 years as it maintains very high standards of instruction and requirements to pass black belts.
I am proud to have seen many of my students join the ranks of black belt, instructor level and competition champions. I have seen people literally transform from shy, low confidence, low self esteem or being unfit to people who are capable of standing in front of 30 students and teach them complex movements and principles. It gives all our instructors great satisfaction to see our students progress and develop, regardless of their pace of improvement.