ROB WOOD (chief instructor & founder)
rob has been teaching kickboxing for in excess of Seventeen years, he started in the art of SUN KUNE DO in 1985/6,
going on to gain his blackbelt, his instructor, steve joseph, was & still is, regarded by rob to be one of the most skillful
martial artists in the u.k. steve joseph was a former british-european & world title holder in full contact kickboxing.
rob learned thai boxing under BILL JUDD for two years, bill, one of the top u.k. trainers, is the head of
the K.O. gym, wich has produced many quality fighters over several years.
rob has also studied, tae kwondo for two years-judo-boxing, for 4 years-& karate (1st dan), & has based
his teaching, on all of his aquired knowledge, gained in over twenty years of contact sports.
having sparred with some of the britains best boxers, nigel ben-julius francis-mark kaylor, rob feels he can rightly
claim to be experienced?
Rob has competed in boxing & kickboxing, in both light & full contact fighting, covering more than twenty years,
though now at the age of 43, he is only sparring, not fighting.
he is a kickboxing judge & referee, and has been in charge of many world class title fights, all over the country
& europe, over many years.
CHADWELL KICKBOXING CLUB.
Rob founded the club in 2001, after negotiating with the local council, for the use of the club premmises.
the group now totals more than 70 students,and we are still recruiting?
rob is a dedicated instructor, giving up much of his spare time for his students, it is his driving passion, to make
the group the best that it can be!
|SOUTHERN AREA CHAMPION
martina was the fist lady member to gain her black belt grade, she has fought more than three times in competitions,
more than some of her male counterparts.
due to work commitments, she only rarely now attends classes.
though she still supports us when we put on our events, acting as a judge, in our full contact events.
chris has now become an established part of the team, he is going to be taking over as chief instructor,
when rob leaves in 2005.
he has many new ideas, and training tip's he wishes to give to all old & new students alike?
Dean has been training under rob wood for more than five years, he is one of the longest serving students at the club.
dean, a mechanic by trade, has fought at the highest levels in the light contact arena, he twice challenged for the british
light contact title, the last time he fought it was judged a draw! he has also fought full contact rules, fighting
for the southern area title, and is now training for his next fight.
he gained his blackbelt in 2001, and now helps train our growing numbers, he is also a trained cornerman, and is now
training to be a referee.
recently he competed at an open event in kent, and became the kent open(points) kickboxing champion!
JIM HAS BEEN WITH THE CLUB SINCE 2002, HE HAS FOUGHT IN FULL CONTACT AND RECENTLY WON THE SOUTHERN AREA TITLE, FROM THE
MORE EXPERIENCED MICK ARTHUR OF BASILDON.
JIM NOW WANTS TO PUT BACK SOME OF HIS KNOWLEDGE, AND HELP TRAIN THE NEW RECRUITS AT THE CLUB.
HE HAS A PASSION FOR OUR SPORT, AND A DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED!
HE IS A QUALIFIED FIRST AIDER, AND IS BEING TOUGHT HOW TO BE A CORNERMAN, COACH, AND TRAINER.
former full contact fighter, british, european, and world kickboxing champion.
he will be joining the club as an instructor in febuary this year, he will join chris day as part
of our impressive line up of instructors for 2005.