Instructors Team

 

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ACMAC MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS

INSTRUCTOR TEAM

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Andy Crittenden

6th Degree Black Belt

Founder, Chief Instructor & Chief Grading Examiner

Andy Crittenden is the Chief Instructor, Chief Grading Examiner & Head Coach of ACMAC Martial Arts Schools. He has been training since 1987 and hold Black Belts or Instructor Qualifications in a variety of Styles including a 6th Degree Black Belt in Multi Skilled Martial Arts.

Andy started teaching in 1996. He opened ACMAC in 2003 and then in 2010 started the expansion from just the Full Time Centre in Balby to opening more Schools which now stands at 4 Full Time Schools & 1 Part Time School. Andy was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012 and was awarded Uk Instructor of the Year in 1999, 2000 & 2013.

For Andy's full bio go to the Andy Crittenden page of the site

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Audrey Parker

6th Degree Black Belt

Senior Head Instructor & Senior Grading Examiner

Audrey is the Senior Head Instructor of ACMAC Martial Arts Schools and the Head Coach of the Patterns & Forms Competition Team, She is also a Grading Examiner. Mrs P has been training for over 25 years and holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Degree Black Belt in MSMA, and 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. 

Mrs Parker is a Senior Patterns & Forms Judge of the Revolution Tournaments and is a Nationally respected Judge, Instructor and Competitor. She is a National Champion in TKD Patterns & Sport Sword. Mrs P has taught with Mr C since the mid 1990’s at Kim Stones Academy and in particular in their Academy at Woodfield Primary School which produced over 20 Black Belts as an after school activity.

Mrs P was inducted into the MAI National Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2013 as a Top Instructor.

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Lucy Crittenden

4th Degree Black Belt

Rossington School Manager, Head Instructor & Grading Panel Examiner

Lucy is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Kick Boxing & The Superfoot System under Bill Wallace and is 2nd Dan in MSMA.

She is also a Level 5 Self Defence Instructor. She has trained with some of the best around including Dave Turton, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Joe Tierney, Raymond Daniels, Drew Neal, Joe Lewis, Jeff Smith, Kim Stones, Stevie Smith & Phil Glover.

Lucy is an avid competitor and is the 2013 World & European Champion and Multi Time National Champion. Lucy won ACMAC Student of the Year 2010 & Instructor of the Year in 2012. Lucy won 2 more World Titles in 2017 at the World Championships in Orlando, and another in Ireland in 2018.

Lucy was inducted into the MAI National Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Hayden Lindley

5th Degree Black Belt

Bentley School Manager, Head Instructor & Grading Examiner

Hayden started training with Andy Crittenden and Master Kim Stones at the age of 5 years old. He has been involved in the Martial Arts Industry from an early age as his Mum was a full time employee of Kim Stones Academy and his dad was an Instructor there. Hayden is the Head Instructor of our Bentley Academy.

Hayden is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Degree Black Belt in Kick Boxing & MSMA as well as a Level 4 Self Defence Instructor with the SDF.

He is a Natural Competitor and has represented his Country at the WTKA, ICO & WKC World Championships on 10 occasions. He is multiple time World, International & European Champion and has won over 40 National Titles in Points Fighting, Continuous and as a child Patterns. His most recent win coming in Ireland in 2018 when he became WKC World Champion.

Hayden was inducted into the MAI National Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2014 & 2015. 

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 Jess Ulyett

5th Degree Black Belt

Stainforth School Manager, Head Instructor & Grading Examiner

Jessica started training with Andy Crittenden and Audrey Parker at their Kim Stones School at Woodfield Primary in 1997 and was one of our first 3 students to join.

Jessica won ACMAC’s Competitor of the Year Award in 2006 and Student of the Year Award in 2007 & 2008. Jessica’s main Discipline is Tae Kwon Do and she is a 5th Degree Black Belt. Jessica also holds Dan Grades in the Superfoot System, Multi Skilled Martial Arts and Kick Boxing. a Level 4 Self Defence Instructor with the SDF.

In 2012 Jess won the WTKA World & European Championship in Tae Kwon Do Patterns & Weapon Combat. She is an Multi time National Champion. 

Jess was inducted into the MAI National Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Jordan Rowe

4th Degree Black Belt

Advanced Instructor, Balby Cycle Head Coach & Grading Panel Examiner

Jordan has been training in the Martial Arts from an early age starting out like most of the Instructor’s at Kim Stones Academy with Andy Crittenden and holds 4th Dan in Kick Boxing, 2nd Dan in Ju-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do and Multi Skilled Martial Arts and is a Superfoot Black Belt under Bill Wallace, he was awarded a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Royce Gracie and is a Level 1 Self Defence Instructor with ASMAA-SDF.

Jordan has also competed in Mixed Martial Arts, Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Point Fighting & Light Continuous and won National Titles in Submission Grappling. He has trained with the likes of Billy Robinson, Dave Kovar, Chuck Liddell, Royce Gracie, Dave Turton, Trevor Roberts, Johnny Huskey & Marcelo Brigadeiro.

Jordan was inducted into the MAI National Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2015 and won ACMAC Instructor of the Year in 2016. He is now responsible for the Cycle Training at ACMAC Balby. 

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Kelly Ashbridge

3rd Degree Black Belt

Balby Advanced Instructor

Kelly is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kick Boxing who started after watching her son Cieran for a couple of years.

Kelly is a great asset to our team, she has taught all classes Little Dragons, Beginner & Advanced Kids and Adult Kick Boxing classes when the regular Instructor hasnt been there and she has always done a great job. She has a great raport with the students young and old.

She is a Fully Qualifoed Instructor. Kelly is also an avid Competitor and is a Yorkshire Champion and fought for the English Title at the 2012 Revolution Fight Night. Kelly won 3 Bronze Medals at the 2016 WKC World Championships in Dublin, a year later in Florida she won Gold (Points Team) & Silver (Continuous), in 2018 Kelly once again struck Gold in the Women's Team.

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Tiff Richardson

3rd Degree Black Belt

Balby Apprentice Instructor & Assistant School Manager

Tiff has been training for 10 years, starting in Little Dragons and then moving on into the Kids System, before moving into the Adults class. She is now a 3rd Dan in Multi Skilled Martial Arts and highly graded in Kick Boxing.

 Tiff is a 11x World Champion winning Gold at WKKC, IAKSA & WTKA World Championships. She is also a Multi Time European, International & National Champion.

Tiff has completed the Instructor Program and is currently a Full Time Employee at ACMAC Balby & Rossington

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Jade Humphries

4th Degree Black Belt

Staveley School Manager & Head Instructor

Jade has been training at ACMAC Balby for the past 5 years but has been doing Martial Arts for most of her life. Jaxe is a 7 time World Champion and one of our most succesful Competitors. She is also a Multi Time European & National Champion and has lots of success on Team events both in Women's Teams plus Mixed Teams where she was the sole female Fighter.

Jade completed her Degree in Sport and qualified as a PE teacher in 2019.

Jade will open our 5th School in Staveley in September 2019.

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Jon Glarvey

3rd Degree Black Belt

Balby Advanced Instructor

Jon is a very well rounded Martial Artist. He is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate and runs Rawcon Karate Club.

He is one of a handful of people to have achieved his 3rd Dan Black Belt in SDF Modern Street Combat and 2nd Dan Kick Boxing too. He achieved his 1st, 2nd & 3rd Dan under Dave Turton 10th Dan. He is the main person who teaches SDF classes when Andy Crittenden is away.

Jon represented his Country at the 2018 World Championships in Ireland bringing home Bronze in both Points & Continuous.

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Stefan Johnson

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Advanced Instructor

Stefan is one of the most well rounded Martial Artists at ACMAC and has trained with everyone who has ever visited, he is a 2nd Dan Black Belt under Andy Crittenden in MSMA & 2nd Dan SDF Modern Street Combat under Dave Turton and is a Superfoot Black Belt under Bill Wallace and a Certified Catch Wrestler under Billy Robinson.

Stefan lives and breathes Martial Arts and has trained with everyone who has been at ACMAC since he started, he accompanies Andy Crittenden on alot of his seminars around the UK.

Stefan is the UK rep for Danny Hoskins in Glima which is Viking Wrestling & Combat Art and also Irish Stick Fighting.

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Mick Woodhall

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Full Instructor

Mick is a role model Student at ACMAC and holds 2nd Dan Black Belt in both Multi Skilled Martial Arts & SDF Modern Street Combat and is a Superfoot Black Belt under Bill Wallace. He has many years of experience on the doors of Doncaster which comes in handy in both those systems especially SDF.

 He is a hard working student who always gives 100% and is well rounded in Self Defence, Weapons, Kick Boxing & Grappling.

Mick teaches a Combat Fitness class every week at ACMAC Balby.

He is a great asset to our Team. In 2016 won ACMAC Black Belt of the Year Award

 

Paul Bell

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Full Instructor

 

 

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Cieran Ashbridge

3rd Degree Black Belt

Balby Apprentice Instructor

Cieran has been training at ACMAC for the last 10 years, he is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in MSMA , 2nd Dan in Tae Kwon Do and also is 1st Dan in Kick Boxing and is a Superfoot Black Belt under Bill Wallace

He has competed in many Tournaments in a variety of Disciplies including Gold's in Revolution in Point Fighting. He has also competed in Weapon Forms, Patterns & Sport Sword and has represented his Country on two occassions at the World Championships.

Cieran has Certified & Completed the Instructor Course

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Kieron Stuart

3rd Degree Black Belt

Balby Apprenctice Instructor

Kieron has been training at ACMAC for over 9 years and is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Multi Skilled Martial Arts and a Cycle Belt in Kick Boxing. 

He is a good all round Martial Artist winning many Tournaments in Points, Continuous, Forms, Weapon Forms & Weapon Fighting including Silver Medals at the 2014 & 2015 World Championships and in 2017 realised his dream and became World Champion in Continuous Fighting & Team Event, he took Gold & Silver in 2018 too.

Kieron has completed the Instructor Program.

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  Dom Sayle

1st Dan Black Belt

Balby Apprentice Instructor 

Dom has been training at ACMAC for over 5 years but in Martial Arts much longer and is Black Belt in Freestyle Martial Arts. He is a 1st Dan in Multi Skilled Martial Arts and in Kick Boxing. 

He is a good all round Martial Artist winning many Tournaments in Points, Continuous, Forms, Weapon Forms & Weapon Fighting. In 2015 he Won Gold at the European Championships and in 2016 won Silver in Fighting and Bronze in Forms at the World Championships in Ireland. In 2016 Dom won the prestigious Top Student Award.

Dom has completed the Instructor Program.

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Dean Mitchell

3rd Degree Black Belt

Balby Apprentice Instructor

Dean has trained with Andy Crittenden for over 20 years, he is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do & Brown Belt in Kick Boxing and is a Superfoot Black Belt under Bill Wallace. He has also studied other arts.

Dean was one of the first ACMAC Members when we opened in 2003 and recently came back and got back involved in all aspects of what we do.

Dean always competed and had great success, in 2018 he got straight back into it and has won Medals in both Points & Continuous, he travelled with the England Squad and was a Referee at the World Championships, he is hoping to be a Competitor by the 2019 Worlds.

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James Gore

2nd Degree Black Belt

Bentley Apprentice Instructor

James is the main Assistant at ACMAC Bentley, he was one of the very first Students and one of the first 2 Black Belts.

James is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in MSMA & Brown Belt in Kick Boxing.

James has competed in a variety of disciplines at Local, National & International Tournaments. in 2017 he represented his country in Orlando at the World Championships competing in Creative Forms & Weapon Forms.

James has completed the Instructor Program.

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Angela Sockett

2nd Degree Black Belt

Bentley Advanced Assistant Instructor

Ange is a 1st Dan in Kick Boxing & 1st Kyu in SDF Modern Street Combat, she started after her daughter Brooke joined our Bentley Academy and has never looked back.

She is one of the main Assistants at ACMAC Bentley and is involved in both Kids & Adults classes.

Ange is a great role model to all female students and always gives 100%.

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Lorna Green

2nd Degree Black Belt

Bentley Advanced Assistant Instructor

Lorna is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Kick Boxing and one of the first students at ACMAC Bentley.

She is one of the main Assistants at ACMAC Bentley and is involved in both Kids & Adults classes.

Lorna is one of the nicest people you would wish to meet and a great asset to the Team.

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Samantha Orwin

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Apprentice Instructor 

Sam has been training at ACMAC for over 10 years and is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Multi Skilled Martial Arts and 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She won a Gold Medal in Tae Kwon Do Patterns at the 2014 World Championships in Italy. In addition to that she has won Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals at numerous National & Regional Championships around the UK.

Sam has completed the Instructor Program.

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Alexandra Row

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Advanced Assistant Instructor

Alex has been training at ACMAC for over 7 years and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt, she completed the Instructor course in 2018 and is a great help in classes. 

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Max Peart

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Advanced Assistant Instructor

Max has been training at ACMAC for over 7 years and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt, she completed the Instructor course in 2018 and is a great help in classes.

Max has won numerous Championships in Forms, Weapons, Points & Continuous including 2x European Titles, multiple National Titles and also 2x Bronze Medals at the 2018 World Championships. Max is a Superfoot Black Belt under Bill Wallace

 

 

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Joshua Spencer

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Advanced Assistant Instructor

Josh has been training at ACMAC for over 7 years and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt, she completed the Instructor course in 2018 and is a great help in classes.

Josh is a Superfoot Black Belt under Bill Wallace

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Aidan Hughes

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Assistant Instructor

 Aidan has been training at ACMAC for around 8 years but in total for 13 years, he holds a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Freestyle Martial Arts from before he joined us and is 1st Dan in Kick Boxing with us.

Aidan has won World Titles in Team Point Fighting & Continuous Kick Boxing as well as numerous other Championships at home as well as winning medals in Italy, Ireland, USA & Canada.

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Nieve Davis-Parker

1st Dan Black Belt

Balby Advanced Assistant Instructor

Nieve has been training since she was 5 and is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do & The Superfoot System. Nieve completed the Instructor course in 2018.

 

Adam Wheatley

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Gavin Collins

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Paris Slater

2nd Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Claire Pavlou

1st Degree Black Belt

Rossington Trainee Instructor

Bethany Coxall

1st Degree Black Belt

Rossington Trainee Instructor

Bailey Willis

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

George Emsley

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Alisha Kaur

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Garry Peace

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Freddi Newrick

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

 Zac Bates

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Linda Criddle

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Sarah Cashmore

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Jayne Emsley

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Abby Townsend

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Andy Townsend

1st Degree Black Belt

Balby Trainee Instructor

Jessica Nichol

Black Belt Cycle Student

Rossington Trainee Instructor

Olivia Cope

Black Belt Cycle Student

Rossington Trainee Instructor

Charlie Hewitt

Black Belt Cycle Student

Balby Trainee Instructor

Kate Barker

Black Belt Cycle Student

Rossington Trainee Instructor

Sam Bartczak

Black Belt Cycle Student

Rossington Trainee Instructor

Nick Bailey

Brown Belt

Stainforth Trainee Instructor

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STORM TEAM 

Junior Instructor Assistants

Ellie, Harrison, Oscar, Darcy, Josh, Caitlin, Oliwia, Adrian, Tyler, James, Abigail,

Amber Jo, Dom, Joe, Ella, Isabelle, Cameron, Sienna & Faith

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We also have many Instructor's who are still members who for whatever reason are not actively teaching right now.

Craig Oxley & Kev Miller are considered founding Instructor;s at ACMAC without them over the first 10 years especially we would not have been able to achieve the success we did. Both are 4th Dan's but with many more years of experience than most 5th & 6th Dan's.

Sunny Singh (3rd Dan), Nat Loy (3rd Dan), David Colley (3rd Dan) & Stuart Wade (5th Dan) all ran ACMAC Schools at one point in time, all 4 of these were awesome Martial Artists and all won Gold or Siver at World Level.

We are very lucky to have had many other Instructor's who have contributed to our success over the years.

 

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INSPIRE KARATE &

KICK BOXING INSTRUCTORS

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Darren Revill - 3rd Dan Black Belt

Inspire Karate & Kick Boxing Club Instructor

Darren runs Inspire Shirebrook & Clowne Clubs. He came to ACMAC around 7 years ago with other members of his Club and Inspire has become such a big part of ACMAC Schools.

Darren is a great competitor and over an 18 months competed in the WKC World Championships, WTKA World Championships and ISKA US Open, winning Gold in the Mens Team Events taking his World Title Tally to 6. He has also won numerous Silver & Bronze Medals.

Darren is also a Senior Referee for Revolution Tournaments and the Event Manager for the Yorkshire Championships. in 2015 he represented WKKC England as a Point Fighting Referee & Light Continuous judge at the World Championships in Orlando.

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Lee Cutsforth - 4th Dan Black Belt

Inspire Karate & Kick Boxing Club Instructor 

Lee runs Inspire Goole Club. He came to ACMAC around 5 years ago with other members of his Club and Inspire has become such a big part of ACMAC Schools. 

Lee is a great competitor and has competed in the WKC World Championships and ISKA US Open, winning Gold in the US Open and Silver at rhe WKC Worlds in 2018.

He has also won many UK Tournaments including winning the WKKC National Title in 2015.

Lee is also a Referee & Kata Judge for Revolution Tournaments.

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Sarah Illingworth - 4th Dan Black Belt

Inspire Karate & Kick Boxing Club Instructor

Sarah runs Inspire Worksop Club. She came to ACMAC around 5 years ago with other members of his Club and Inspire has become such a big part of ACMAC Schools. 

Sarah has won many competitions before coming to ACMAC As well as over the last couple of years since training with us. She has won a World Title and numerous other accolades.

She has Refereed & Judged most disciplines at Revolution.

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Joanne Revill - 2nd Dan Black Belt

Inspire Karate & Kick Boxing Instructor 

Joanne is an Instructor at Inspire Shirebrook & Clowne Clubs.  

Joanne is a great competitor and has competed in the WTKA World Championships and ISKA US Open,winning Silver in the Womens Team Events 

She has also won numerous Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals at domestic events in Kata, Weapon Forms, Point Fighting and Sport Sword.

Joanne is also a Kata Judge for Revolution Tournaments and one of the Event Managers for the Yorkshire Championships.

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Bethany Revill - 3rd Dan Black Belt

Inspire Karate Instructor 

Beth came to ACMAC around 5 years ago with other members of her Club and Inspire has become such a big part of ACMAC Schools. 

She is a great competitor and over qn 18 month period competed in the WKC World Championships, WTKA World Championships and ISKA US Open, winning Gold in the US Open, WTKA Worlds & Silver at the WKC Worlds.

Beth has also been very succesful in the UK winning numerous European & National Titles as well as fighting on the ACMAC Ladies Team on both Kwon Team Title wins, she is also a Revolution Grand Champion.

Beth is a Referee for Revolution Tournaments. She is currently a Member of the Police Force.

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Lee Revill - 2nd Dan Black Belt

Inspire Karate Instructor

Lee is one of the main Instructor's at Inspire Shirebrook & Clowne. He is an avid competitor along with his Wife Caroline and children Jessica & Daniel. All 4 of them are Black Belts.

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Alan Wills - 2nd Dan Black Belt 

Inspire Instructor Team Member

Alan is an Inspire Member and assisted at ACMAC Balby for many years too.

Alan is a Good competitor and won the ISKA US Open World Title & WTKA European Title this year in Kata. He is a retired School Teacher so his experience in Mainstream Education is a great addition to the Team. 

 MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM

Our Instructor’s are some of the finest in the Country. All of them are highly trained Fully Qualified Black Belt Instructor’s. The individuals listed below are responsible for all classes at ACMAC Balby, Bentley, Rossington & Stainforth Academies as well as all Lessons taught in the various Primary & Secondary Schools we teach in throughout Doncaster.

Our Instructor’s are DBS Checked, Insured and First Aider’s and are members of Alliance Martial Arts & Self Defence Association & some are part of WKKC England & ASMAA-SDF too.

All ACMAC Instructor’s are Black Belts and most are Multi-Disciplined Black Belts, all have started out in Tae Kwon Do or Kick Boxing and are now studying Multi Skilled Martial Arts either working towards there Black Belts or they have already achieved it. As well as their Martial Arts qualifications some of our Instructors are also qualified to teach Self Defence & Fitness. Many of Instructor’s are also current or former World, European, International. British & English Champions in Point Fighting, Light Continuous, Tae Kwon Do Patterns, Freestyle Forms, Musical Forms, Weapon Forms, Sport Sword, Weapon Fighting and Submission Wrestling.

Above all else our Instructor’s are dedicated Martial Artists hand picked by Chief Instructor Andy Crittenden to train as an Instructors and have gone through not only years of training in the Martial Arts but years of Instructor Training too. The ACMAC Instructor’s continue to train and learn from Chief Instructor Andy Crittenden and some of the World Class Instructor’s we bring in on seminars like Dave Turton, Kim Stones, Dave Kovar, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Joe Tierney, Royce Gracie, Danny Hoskins, Joe Lewis, Raymond Daniels, Jack Felton, Robbie Lavoie, Rory Miller, Wade Schalles,  Johnny Huskey, Jeff Smith, Drew Neal, Mark Wiley, Marty Jones, Roland Osborne, Tom Callos, Stevie Smith and the late great Billy Robinson.

Our Instructor’s goals are to help you achieve yours!

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