My martial arts career started at 18 and I have studied a variety of styles, which include kickboxing and boxing, Thai style, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, grappling, wrestling and freestyle nunchaku. I am now a second-degree black belt in kickboxing and will be taking my third dan later this year. I have competed for many years in semi-contact, light contact and full-contact kickboxing, boxing, grappling and MMA.

As well as a keen competitor, I am most passionate about teaching the disciplines and principles of martial arts. Over the past decade I have taught a diverse range of people of various ages from 3 years old in both group classes and one-to-one personal training sessions and am a fully-qualified personal trainer.

My training and education with martial arts continues and the scope to learn is expansive. I spend a significant proportion of my spare time researching health and fitness and as well as my own, personal martial arts training.