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RIP to one of our team - Rik Ellis. Gone but never forgotten.

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The Academy of Hard Knocks - Our Team

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Name: Sam Rowe
Role: Founder, Director and CEO
About: Level 3 gym instructor using his life experience to steer as many young people away from a life of crime ,drugs and anti-social behaviour.

Also the UK ambassador for RMA rise up against bullying!

Fully Insured & Certified
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Name: Nick 'Head Hunter' Chapman
Role: Sponsor and Motivational Speaker
About: Owner of Fight Science, Pro MMA Fighter,
UK1 Light-heavyweight Champion, Extensive Qualifications
in Personal Training, Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning

Fully Insured & Certified
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Name: Martin Wild
About: Martin is our Global Ambassador and has for more than 15 years worked Globally in sales and people management. He has worked in most countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Scandinavia.

He is also a renowned speaker, presenter and host and as a Ring Announcer works for many brands and has hosted live events to more than 7,500 people and has been broadcast live to an audience of more than 20 million people across Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
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Name: Nathan Jones
About: Nathan is a professional MMA fighter. His fighting name is Mr Bag and Tag, which is what he does. Currently, he is the FURY and BCMMA welterweight title holder and is also a UCMMA and BAMMA vet. Nathan is a black belt in Lau gar kickboxing and a blue belt in BJJ.

More of Nathan's fighting can be found on www.mrbagandtag.com. Nathan is also a qualified youth worker and brings this into his teaching and coaching. He runs a similar programme for young people called 'In the Bag'. You can read up on this on www.inthebagptc.com. Nathan is easy going and great fun.
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Name: Brian Turner
About: Speed Agility Quickness (SAQ) Specialist, (REPS) Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer, (REPS) Level 2 Gym Instructor, Indoor Cycling, Gym Based Boxing.

TRX and Vipr Training, Nutrition Advisor.

Shodan Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate.
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Name: Paul Dash
About:K1/MMA Specialist, Strength & Conditioning Intern, MMA X Fit Instructor, Level 4 Personal Trainor, Level 2 Gym Instructor.

Nutrition Advisor.

First Aid Qualified.
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