Dave Wilkins

Muay Thai

Dave Wilkins is head coach of our Muay Thai Program, and has had a career filled with titles and belts. He is a certified instructor of the UKMF.

Over 25 yrs exp in Muaythai. Professional fighter who fought around the world.
WKA national Muaythai champion.
Sponsored by Fairtex.
Founder of Wildkick Promotions.
Trainer of Junior, Area, National, British Champions.
On UKMF Olympic board.
YMCA fitness trainer, Military PTI.
Former Royal Marines Commando .

Darren Norris

MMA

Darren leads our MMA and Self-Defense programs. A certified R.A.T instructor holding belts in multiple disciplines, Darren has extensive knowledge of all manner of martial arts, and has the knowledge and ability to combine these skills into an effective fighting style.

Over 25 years experience coaching and training in multiple martial arts, including Escrima, Kickboxing and Free Style Kung Fu.
Black Belt awarded by British Combat Association.
Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu.
Certified Rapid Assault Tactics Instructor.
Worked as a Doorman and Bodyguard.

Marcel ‘BabySumo’ Gaines

Muay Thai

Marcel is a consumate fighter who has fought in the big leagues! Superbly experienced, Marcel will bring your game on leaps and bounds!

Record: 35 Professional fights, Wins : 24, Loses: 11, Draws: 2, KO’s : 18

Achievements

  • 3x Bangla Stadium champion
  • Pk1 title holder
  • Z1 international world championship, runner up
  • I.T.MA world championship, 1st place
  • Fought on Channel 7 Thailand
  • Fought Queens Cup Bangkok, Thailand two times
  • Fought kings Cup Bangkok, Thailand
  • Clash of the champion’s Malaysia, runner up
  • Fought for One Sanchai promotions Bangkok, Thailand
  • Fought at the prestigious Rajadamnern Stadium
  • Tiger Muay Thai sponsored fighter
  • Phoenix Muay Thai sponsored fighter
  • Sit o Kongdet sponsored fighter
  • Phoenix Muay Thai fighter of the year
  • Tiger Muay Thai KO of the month three months in a row
  • Tiger Muay Thai fighter of the month
  • Tiger Muay Thai top 10 KO’s, number 3

Mark Tucker

Jiu Jitsu

Mark Tucker’s martial arts journey began in 1983, in Judo. From there, he went on to join the Royal Marines where he took up Judo again along side Boxing. On leaving the Royal Marines in 1994, Mark was introduced to the art of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts (Kali/Eskrima/Arnis) by Bob Gilchrist.

After training in many arts Mark was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Sifu Rick Young. He received his blue belt in BJJ from Royce Gracie in 2005, in 2012 he received his BJJ black belt from professor Pedro Bessa.

RANKS

Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do
Full Instructor Filipino Martial Arts
Seibukan Karate Jitsu Black Belt
Judo Brown Belt

CAREER

First BJJ black belt in Cornwall
First Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Cornwall
Has trained many european top 20 MMA fighters
Lockdown welter weight MMA champion
BJJ worlds nogi silver (purple)
BJJ worlds nogi bronze (Purple absolute)
BJJ European silver (brown)
Cage Rage veteran
BAMMA veteran

Rob Homan

Jiu Jitsu

Rob is our jiu jitsu coach. A brown belt under Pedro Bessa, he is an active competitor in national competitions. He always comes home with at least one Gold Medal, and imparts his knowledge on all of our students.

2 – 0 MMA semi professional record
2017 – Brown belt
Bournemouth Open
Gi – Silver
Nogi – Gold
Bristol open
Gi – Gold
Gi Absolute – Bronze
Newquay winter
Gi – Silver
Nogi – Gold
2016 – purple belt
Police national Nogi championship
Silver
Newquay summer
Gi – Gold
Nogi – Silver
Newquay winter
Nogi – Gold
Gi – Bronze

2015 – Purple belt
Newquay winter
Gi – Silver

2014 – Purple belt
Newquay winter
Gi – Silver