Instructors

GEMMA COAST – INSTRUCTOR
Gemma originally started Kick Boxing in 1997 to help lose weight. Having lost over 5 stone, she then progressed to Thai Boxing training in Stoke with John Steele. Having had many interclubs, Gemma began her fighting career in 2006. With over 20 fights she has fought for various English and British titles all over the world. Formerly British ranked number 2 under 60kg her opponents include Anna Zuchelli, Kristy Ooms (Holland), Mari Krosse (Holland), Samantha Middeljans (Holland), Nikki Soutierre (Canada) and many more.
She is CRB checked and is also a qualified Muay Thai judge.

BARRY COAST – INSTRUCTOR
Barry originally started Kick Boxing in 1996 where he gained his black belt. He went on to train in Thai Boxing and is also experienced in Boxing and Vale Tudo. He fought earlier in his career and likes to train all over the world gaining more knowledge whenever can. He has trained at various gyms in Thailand and USA.

GLYN EVANS – BOXING  & CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR

SIMON McGOVERN – BJJ INSTRUCTOR
Simon is the head coach and founder of the McGovern Academy and has been a martial artist for over 30 years. As well as being a coach and competitor he is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, a qualified Full-Instructor in Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Combat Submission Wrestling and Filipino and Indonesian martial arts. An active competitor Simon has fought successfully over his career in Mixed Martial Arts (6-2-2 Amateur, 4-0-0 Pro) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu most notably 2 x Gracie Invitational Gold medalist, English Open Silver medalist and 3 x British Open Silver medalist Gi and No-Gi.

Simon now coaches individuals looking for self-defence and combat athletes for Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. As well as running his gym he give time conducting workshops and seminars in fitness and combat sports training and self-defence. He has trained and taught in many countries around the world always trying to improve his knowledge and understanding and to pass on the legacy and traditions of the arts.

DAVID PARKES – ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

PAUL HOLLAND – BOXING COACH

MARTYN DUNN – CIRCUITS COACH

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