Karl Bensley learned to box whilst serving in the army for nearly 8 years. He fought numerous times before representing his regiment at various tournaments. After he left in 2012 he worked as a bodyguard in the Middle East for over 3 years, where his passion for fitness and all types of martial arts grew. Over the last year, he focused entirely on kickboxing and entered into the British Military Martial Arts family. His aim is to establish the North East branch in 2018 to then steadily build a local BMMA family and competitive fight team.