BRITISH MILITARY MARTIAL ARTS CANNOCK
Huntington Community Centre,
Stafford Road, Cannock,
Staffordshire, WS12 4NA
BRITISH MILITARY MARTIAL ARTS CANNOCK
Chadsmoor Nursery and Infants School,
Staffordshire, WS11 6EU
My name is Dave Gwilt and I have run the Lee Matthews black belt academy in Cannock for over 5 years.
I have trained in martial arts since the age of 8, firstly training in judo for 3 years and then moving onto Kung Fu and boxing.
In the last 20 years I’ve gained a black belt in freestyle Thai boxing, a 2nd degree Black Belt in full contact American Kickboxing and a Black Belt in Sport Karate.
Alongside these disciplines I’ve also trained in close quarter combat styles such as P.S.F and MMA.
In 1999 i was the WKA British Karate Champion and in 2008 I was the WSKA full contact British champion.
More recently I claimed silver medal at the MMA amateur world championships in Edinburgh.
I do enjoy other things in my spare time other than martial arts such as playing football and going to watch football with my 14 year old son.
I regularly go to the gym and like to run at least 3 times a week.
I pride my classes on being fun yet disciplined and I strive to get the best out of all my students and reaching there own personal goals and hopefully lead a more satisfying life through martial arts like I have.
Our school in Cannock is very friendly and we all support each other and motivate each other to become better.
As I have cross trained in many styles over the years my classes are varied and the content is aimed at providing my students with a diverse skill set as well as the classes being more fun and less repetitive.
My aim for each class is that all students leave feeling different to how they felt when they came in and with a smiley if not sweaty face.
I think BMMA offers a fantastic vehicle for students to learn martial arts and take charge of their own self-development.
It's amazing to see the friendships that are built, their skill level develop and how hard they all work as well as their passion and drive.
Being a coach with BMMA has hugely improved my own personal discipline, as it is always clear what is expected of me - my very best!
My son, aged 14, has achieved so much. His confidence has grown and is now a qualified instructor and Revolution English Champion. Thank you BMMA for everything!
My 2 children come here twice a week. Not only have I seen their fitness improve but their discipline too. A great club with a great atmosphere. I cannot recommend BMMA enough.
Jake & Dan's classes have impacted all 3 of my children's confidence, skills, discipline and fitness have improved at an incredible rate - they love the classes and look forward to them all week!
As a mum, I love the confidence and techniques they are developing to 'stay safe' and, whilst Jake keeps it fun, I think these are important life skills for all ages. I can't recommend BMMA enough!
I honestly didn't think Martial Arts was something I'd enjoy but I'm so pleased I gave it a go. Each week combines a tough but fantastic workout in a friendly environment and Jake and Dan never fail to keep the classes such fun. I highly recommend trying it!
I attend BMMA as a (cough) mature student who has always been 'allergic' to exercise. But after only a few weeks, I've seen changes in my overall fitness levels as well as positive changes in my body tone.
All of the instructors are friendly and helpful, a credit to Charlotte and the effort that she puts in. My daughter is a little soldier and has just accomplished her red and black stripe belt and wants to be a black belt like Charlotte!
My children have been training with Charlotte for 7 years and all 3 enjoy her classes. We're very proud to have a black-belt in the family - and two more in the making! The atmosphere at the academy is very friendly and the other instructors are great too. We wouldn't train anywhere else!
Since starting BMMA, my 2 children have grown in confidence and made tons of new friends. They're always smiling from ear to ear whilst training hard. Thank you Jamie for being an inspiring guide.