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"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ”

Luke Mannion- Head Coach

Luke has studied martial arts for over 25 Years and holds Black Belts and coaching qualifications in various Martial Arts, fitness and Self Protection systems.

Luke is a former Parachute Regiment Sniper and saw active service in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland and Iraq. Luke represented the Parachute Regiment, Army and Combined Services (best from Army, Navy and RAF) at Martial Arts during this time.

Qualifications include

  • 4th Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing
  • 10th Khan in Muay Thai Boxing
  • 1st Dan Black Belt in The Real Combat System
  • 1st Dan Black Belt in Judo
  • 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Senior Instructor in Muay Thai
  • Level One in Self Protection under Geoff Thompson
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Level 2 BWLA Weightlifting Coach
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
  • Army Physical Training Instructor

Wesley Langlands- Muay Thai

Wesley has studied martial arts for over 15 years, starting with Karate before moving on to Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and various Self defence systems

Wesley has been training with Dorchester Agoge for over 10 years and has been coaching Adult and Children’s Muay Thai classes for 7 years.

As well as Muay Thai Wesley has a good understanding of various forms of grappling including BJJ, Judo, Sambo and Catch Wrestling

Qualifications include

  • Senior Muay Thai Instructor
  • 10th Khan in Muay Thai Boxing
  • Blue belt in Brazilian Jui-jitsu
  • Combat Clinch Instructor

James Richardson - Jiu Jitsu

James has a lifelong interest in Martial Arts spending his childhood years studying and competing in Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan Karate. For the last 15 plus years James has studied Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

James is a former Queen’s Royal Lancer Armoured Reconnaissance commander of 23 years and saw active service in Bosnia, Cyprus, Kosovo and Iraq. James coached his Regimental Boxing Team, who were highly successful during his tenure as assistant coach.

Qualifications include

  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • British Ju Jitsu Club Coach
  • British Army Assistant Boxing Coach
  • Mental Health First Aid Practitioner