All good things come to an end, and in this case our MMA coach Jeff Lawson is moving on to pastures new following 5 successful years on the team. We wish him well!
His departure has prompted a re-assessment of our goals and objectives for the future and it is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the launch of our new MMA package & team!
Scott Pooley: Jitsu & Wrestling
We had not expected Scott to be available to us due to his current commitments. But he will be a very welcome addition to the team, working with students at all levels.
He is up and coming as a fighter and can in fact be considered as “The Future”, having recently won the Shock N Awe Featherweight title.
At just 22 he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the team along with a loyal and likeable personality.
John Orchard: Boxing & Striking
This man is one of the greats of Kickboxing. Respected and revered throughout the world, John is considered a legend of the square ring who will be talked of for many years to come in the fighting community.
With a huge portfolio of legitimate titles in Boxing & Kickboxing (including 3 world titles), he now brings his knowledge to the world of MMA.
Specialities in addition to striking skills will include, range, distance, footwork, defence & movement.
Aidan McLaughlin: Muay Thai & Striking
Already firmly established as part of the team, Aidan will continue to bring Muay Thai skills to the programme, along with transitional and ground striking techniques. This part of the training is already very successful, and to enhance it, all students will now work on the foundations of these skills before moving into the actual class itself. With good basic entry skills Aidan will be able to move this section of the training to another level.
Sean Hardy: Entry & Intermediate Level MMA
Another firmly established instructor who has successfully moved entry level students forward into the main programme by identifying strengths and weaknesses.
His session will now focus exclusively on this core group.
Your initial training, including the 6 week beginners course will start here, and Sean will make recommendations to you from here.
Kris Cann: Strength, Conditioning & Performance Coach
Kris is a long time member of the coaching team who works with students and competitors from all styles. Sometimes at the academy but more often from his external unit, he works with and advises individuals on all aspects of strength, conditioning and improved performance.
He is the final piece of our MMA jigsaw!
This team will work closely together and with the Absolute Management Team (for fighters). Bringing students at every level increased opportunity to:
- Grade / Phase Test
- Take part in Interclub Tournaments
- Compete in National tournaments across the styles
- Develop as a competitor (if you so wish)
Within this structure there will be opportunity for progression and development for every kind of student, competitive and non-competitive. All will be welcome!
For more details:
Call (01202) 294223
See Program Details Here