Martial Arts Super Centre, 700 Woodborough Road, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, NG3 5GJ.
I started martial arts when i was 12 years old. My father went into hospital with a blood clot in his leg and I stayed at my friends house. The next day my friend was attending a free trial lesson at a JJBBA centre. As my dad was still in hospital I went along with them.
What I thought I was going to see and what I actually saw were two very different things. Everyone was polite, No one was punching anyone in the face and the villain like expectations soon disappeared and I came to realise that martial arts was so much more than fighting!
My first lesson was spent stuck to the wall like glue. Watching some amazing martial artists doing linework, pad work and showing off their self defence moves. Towards the end of the class the instructor called me and my two friends over who hadn't joined in the class either and we had a personal introduction lesson once everyone had left.
From there I started my martial arts journey.
After 6 months I became a assistant instructor. After two years I was teaching and assisting classes 7 days a week traveling over to Nuneaton and Tamworth to teach as well as locally around Nottingham.
Before I left school I took on a lot of martial arts schools that I used to train at and my martial arts career had begun. It went from strength to strength. Learning from many great Role Models. When i turned 17 myself and my current business partner Tony opened 2 new locations on the west side of nottingham and built them up to a good size. Danielle also started working with us and helping with marketing and helping teach some of the students in the class.
When I turned 20 we opened up the JJBBA Supercentre in Nottingham and built it up from nothing up to the 150+ strong members that it is today!
I have achieved:
3rd Degree Black belts in both Wado Ryu Karate and Kickboxing.
Qualified Boxing Coach.
SAQ- Training Qualification.
Studied Muay Thai.
Studied Brazilian Jui-Jitsu.
Martial Arts Super Centre
700 Woodborough Road
Telephone: 0115 9622 698
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