This video features a lot of my current thinking on athletic development. But of course my current thinking is very much influenced my many of the great coaches and athletes I’ve had the fortune to learn from and I want to give some mentions of those people today. This is not an award speech at all got to recognise the contributions made.
Mike Wray my first MMA instructor and Vale Tudo coach who introduced me to a lot of the martial arts I enjoy today.
Karl Tanswell for his superb coaching and thinking on both martial asrts and athletic development in general. A true professional ahead of his time and still is. Credit to the Straight Blast Gym group in general for their Aliveness approach.
Steve Muckle and the rest of the Combat Base team. Ever present, solid, hard training with a process and method that produces constant development. Ed Drysdale, Graeme Allsop and Chris Campbell deserve a solid mention here.
Gary Pollard one of the best wrestling coaches I’ve ever trained with. Jimmy one of the best wrestling partners I’ve been up against too.
Gav Boardman, Will Burke, Kam and Andy Miles for the fun and games in Manchester (and some good sparring too!)
Danny Mitchell the Cheesecake Assassin who I’m very fortunate to coach but also learn from which his approach and attitude to competing and preparation. Yorkshires first UFC fighter too. It never ceases to maze me the control exhibited in the preparation and the execution of his sport.
The MMA teams I’ve had the fortune to work with including Fulinkazan and the AVT crew. Learning is the only way.
All the training partners I’ve trained with over the years and now. We improve together and not independently.
Finally to Fighting Fit, jay Furness at YourMMA, Cage Warriors and all the other magazines and websites that have helped me formulate my methods and coaching philosophies. Awesome.