I've always liked, no, LOVED fighting.
Either somehow getting involved in scrapes (I blame it on being a red head) or being a fan of watching others go at it, it’s always fascinated me.
For me, like so many, it was watching Bruce Lee from a young age that started it all; the guy blew my mind then and still does now.
Although I had followed Bushido, Pancreas and other forerunners to mma as we now know it, it wasn't until the UFC came along that the sport exploded.
It really was the real deal and the organisation has been responsible for the main stream media attention the athletes now get.
They made it the fastest growing sport in history.
Over the years I've tasted all manors of martial arts and have been lucky to train alongside some of the world's most accredited fighters and instructors and made some awesome friends along the way.
I've always considered myself a student, but equally I've always taken great pleasure in sharing any knowledge I may have with others and I enjoy coaching as much as learning.
My lifelong experiences have lead me to this point, being lucky enough to run my own premier martial arts facility, fully equipped with everything I could wish for, surrounded by some great coaches and an equally great team of fighters and students, from 4 years young to 65 years old.
We know at SCA, that every single person who walks through the door will be made to feel welcome and will have the best opportunity of achieving their goals.