The Academy of Hard Knocks - About Us
The Academy of Hard Knocks is a new initiative aiming to provide support for our youth community. Specifiacally for those who are in need of guidance and role models to break the cycle of youth offending or who find themselves on the wrong path and want to change their life for the better.
During a free 12 week program, participants will be educated both mentally and physically. Each will recieve training and life-coaching from some of the top athletes and coaches in Britain - including UK1 British MMA Light-Heavyweight Champion Nick ‘Headhunter’ Chapman, MMA coaches Paul Dash, Chris Brown, Rik Ellis and Nigel Whittear and a host of other professional athletes, nutritional fitness and personal training specialists. Participants will also receive lectures from ex-offenders, local authorities and a guest celebrity over the course of the program.
We strive to impart core values of respect, safety, confidence, professionalism and the importance of positive community involvelment to help turn the youth of today into better adults of tomorrow.
Thanks to the genorosity of Nick ‘Headhunter’ Chapman we are based at the Maida Gym in Aldershot, Hampshire, one of the best equipped gyms in the world. Please get in touch via our contact page for more information or to provide support for our program.
Endorsed by Sir Gerald Howarth MP.
Please take the time to view our Promo Video below.