Represents: BKC England
Fight Name/Alias: Iceman
Discipline: Points/Continuous Fighter
Grade: 3rd Degree Black Belt
Home Town: Croydon, England
6 x World Champion Irish Open Winner
Austrian Classics Winner TopTen Championships Grand Champion
Watford “The Won” Grand Champion WKA British Pro-am Title holder
Other Titles and Qualifications:
Senior Instructor – Great Britain Martial Arts Academy, TopTenUK Team member
Winning six world championship events and especially winning the Irish Open. Also training some of my younger students to Junior World Titles.
We Want To Know:
What is it you love about the sport?
The people in the sport overall are nice people. The sportsmanship is like no other, showing respect to the coaches after the fight and regardless of the outcome showing respect to the opposing fighter. The sport is also very explosive and fast paced, so it’s a constant battle of skill and strategy, at an intense pace.
What are your proudest moments within the sport?
My proudest moments are winning finals, the journey to the finals sometimes are extremely difficult so achieving that goal at the end is a great feeling. I also share the journey with my students when they are fighting.. For me it is just as important, so when they achieve I am extremely proud.
What are you hoping to achieve as a BKC Ambassador?
I’m hoping to inspire the younger ones to keep going and achieving in this sport.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank for your success so far?
I would like to thank my dad, because with out his influence I would not be doing this sport. I also have to thank my older brother Michael as he has been my coach, mentoring me through the top level of fighting in this sport and still supporting and travelling with me. To do so even though he has moved on to other things is great and shows the love that he still has for kickboxing.
What does the future hold for you?
I want to be the best, so I’ll keep on fighting and beating the best. I will always be a coach, whether I’m fighting or not, because I have a passion for the people I teach to achieve more than I have.
What does the future hold for the sport, in your opinion?
This I think is down to the people at the head if the sport. The sport promoters. The potential of this sport is massive, the vast range of disciplines is like no other, so for spectators there is a lot to choose from. It’s down to whether the people at the top are willing to work together to push the sport further – something the BKC has been pushing for people to do for years.
Anything else you would like to add?
I would also thank my students. Seeing some of the dedication and effort they put in inspires me to keep fighting and learning to give them as much knowledge as I can.