Paul Kelly

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I currently operate a group of three academies in the West Midlands, I have had a full time academy for 16 years, I opened my second one 8 years ago and the most recent one just over 1 year ago. We teach Kickboxing, MMA, Kali, BJJ and JKD Concepts. We have an intensive and successful school program that runs in over 50 schools in our local area and have trained juniors from 4 years old to adults at whatever age, our belief being that martial art is for everyone. We run separate programs to facilitate the different type of students in our academies and to give them the best experience that matches their goals and aspirations. I have students that have been training with me personally for nearly 20 years and who operate as our full time team in our academies

I have trained amateur, semi- professional and professional fighters, one of my older students being a current UFC fighter as well as others that are European ranked MMA fighters.

I personally began my martial arts journey through boxing, my father was a 100+ amateur fighter and coach, There followed a period of time studying various martial arts from Shotokan Karate under the JKA and KUGB, to competing in Full Contacting Kickboxing. I am a Full Instructor in JKD, Kali and Jun Fan Gung Fu under Sifu Rick Young of Scotland, an Apprentice Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto in JKD, Kali and Jun Fan Gung Fu. I an A Gracie Barra BJJ Blackbelt under Braulio and Victor Estima, a Senior Boxing Coach under Tommy Thompson and have held the rank of Coach under Sensei Erik Paulson for a number of years. I also hold Instructor rank in Muay Thai and have Instructor accreditation in Self Protection and Adrenal Stress Scenario Based Training as taught to the UK police and Military forces.

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