BMMA ACADEMY KIDSGROVE
Kidsgrove Methodist Church,
Staffordshire ST7 1AE
BMMA ACADEMY KIDSGROVE
I started martial arts when I was 4 years old in Aviemore, Scotland. I entered my first local competition when I was around 6. Once I was around 11, I started to travel more around Britain and Europe to compete.
I have represented Scotland at 3 WMKF World championships, twice in Sicily and once in Malta. My first time at the championships was in 2011 where I placed 3rd. Then in 2015, I won then men’s -60 and team event aged 16, while also placing 2nd in the men’s -65.
I first achieved my blackbelt September 25th 2010 when I was 11 years old, after years of hard work and dedication to the sport. At the time I was training with Sansum Blackbelt Academy under Bryan Cameron. Then in 2017 I passed my Second Dan with Sansum Blackbelt Academy again.
Teaching Experience – Since I was young I was always interested in assisting in classes and helping out as much as I could. In 2016 having just graduated from high school ,I took over as head instructor at my local academy. Then in 2018 I opened up my very own school called Highland Kickboxing Academy based in Aviemore, the centre of the Badenoch and Strathspey area.
In 2018 Team SAS and WAKO GB coach Tony Anderton selected me to represent the world renowned Team SAS Kickboxing Team. I relocated from Scotland to England October 2020 to further my development as a coach and an athlete. I gained place on WAKO Team GB Kickboxing squad in 2021 and Represented Wako GB in 2021 in Venice at the WAKO World Championships.
My competition achievements/ qualifications:
WAKO GB Squad member 2021
Team SAS squad member 2018
WMKF World Champion x2 2015
WAKO British Champion 2020
GB Grandslam Champion x2 2019
WKC Aberdeen open champion x2 2018
WKC Aberdeen open champion x2 2019
WAKO Scottish champion 2018
WAKO Scottish champion x2 2019
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.