MEET THE TEAM
We have a team of dedicated coaches and personal trainers who are committed to helping you set and achieve your goals. Whether you just want to improve your fitness, or train for your next fight, we have the team to support you.
Founder & Head Coach
Martin has been training in Muay Thai and Martial Arts since 1997 and competed in the late 90's and has been privileged to instruct at several Muay Thai gyms up and down the country before going on to establish Pride Combat Athletics in 2013.
Martin believes that Muay Thai and fitness training should be fun, challenging and accessible to everyone, values that he still old close to his heart.
Martin uses his experience to coach both total beginners through to seasoned fighters to go on and achieve exceptional results.
Boxing & Fitness Coach
Matt is a Boxing Coach and Level 6 Personal Trainer, Advanced Health and Exercise Specialist. He is dedicated to the progression of students, from beginner to veteran levels.
Matt has competed and is still actively training. He also enjoys taking part in obstacle racing and fitness events.
Whether for fitness or boxing, Matt is a great motivator whose sessions focus on getting the very best out of you.
Fighter Development & Fitness Coach
Rob brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that he applies with all fighters and their development.
Rob found Muay Thai back in the late 2000’s, training out of one of the south east's premier Muay Thai gyms. He went on to train and compete at several high level and prestigious shows.
Rob has coached both seasoned professionals and beginners alike, many of whom go on to achieve great things in their own accolades.
BJJ Resident Black Belt
Jay is the Pride Combat Athletics resident BJJ black belt and is an elite MMA competitor.
With masses of experience Jay has a wealth of knowledge to share with our students and with titles such as British Gi and no Gi Champion, 2 x TUFF Winner, FFL UK Winner, and many more, it’s not hard to see the benefit that students enjoy when training with Jay.
BJJ & Grapling Coach
amil has trained in martial arts since a young age. He took up BJJ in 2014 after suffering injury preventing him from continuing with a promising Taekwondo career.
Kamil currently holds a BJJ purple belt, training under Jay Butler at Andy Roberts BJJ,
Kamil has tested his skills in both Gi and no Gi competition. As well as this, he is the 2018 & 2019 British No Gi Champion in the Purple Belt division and also came away with Gold and Silver medals in many UK Tournaments. With a real passion for BJJ Kamil's coaching style is with an emphasis on taking ones time to learn techniques correctly so that they it may be executed flawlessly and with ease.
Performance & Rehabilitation Coach
Nathan is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach. With heaps of experience working with athletes from many different disciplines, he brings this wealth of coaching knowledge to PCA.
From over 10 years of martial arts training and competing, Nathan’s speciality is unlocking the athletic potential in each fighter, whether it be through Performance training, Mobility work or Rehabilitation.
His motto: ‘Pride in Performance’
Nicole has several years experience and provides exceptional coaching specialising in ladies' and children's training in Muay Thai and K1 Kickboxing.
Nicole is a tough and tenacious fighter, and also a patient and understanding coach. Nicole provides her expertise to the female fight team at Pride Combat Athletics, many of whom are set to make their debuts in early 2022.
Nicole is available for beginners, ladies and children's personal training and small group sessions
Karl is an experienced coach and has been working with the Pride Combat Athletics fight team for a number of years, providing expert training on a group and one to one basis.
Karl takes pride in getting the absolute best results from your training and works tirelessly to help you achieve your goals.
Boxing & Kickboxing Coach
Jacob is the current 2 x European middleweight
kickboxing champion and has many years experience in competition and is still actively competing at an elite level.
Jacob specialises in fight IQ and conditioning
training, including weight loss, and provides exceptional coaching for beginners through to elite fighters.