Our Instructors

All of our trainers have a genuine passion for the arts they teach and work diligently to ensure that we offer a fun, friendly, welcoming & supportive environment & that every member regardless of experience or ability is able to make the most out of their time spent training at the academy.

In addition to our open access classes we also offer Personal Training for individuals or small groups and we run accredited personal and social development programmes for specifically identified vulnerable groups. Please contact us via the details at the bottom of this page for more information about these aspects of our services. 

Mick Crosland
NAME: Mick Crossland
EXPERIENCE:

Mick Crossland is the reigning ICO World Super middleweight kickboxing Champion and has over 25 years experience training in various martial arts including Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai & Karate. Mick has competed at the highest level as a kickboxer all across the world. His accomplishments include;

  • Multiple Yorkshire, English, British, European & International Amateur Titles
  • English Professional Champion
  • 2 x British Professional Champion
  • European Professional Champion
  • World Professional Champion
  • 1st Dan Blackbelt in freestyle Karate
  • 3rd Dan Blackbelt in Kickboxing

To supplement his Martial Arts experience Mick is also a professinally qualified Youth & Community Worker and has 10 years of experience supporting children, young people and adults in effecting positive behaviour change through focus on personal and social development. Mick is also qualified up to level 3 in delivering learning and has experience of delivering accredited education programs focusing on life skills, positive bheaviour change and personal development.

In addition to the above Mick has many years experience and qualifications in Health & Fitness. He is a fully qualified Personal Trainer (Qualified up to Level 3) and has studied advanced courses in circuit training, functional strength training, HIIT, advanced training systems, kettlebells and much more. Mick is qualified up to level 2 in nutrition and has years of personal and professional experience of muscle building, fat loss, weight making and achieving the desired body fat levels for optimum athletic performance.

In the years that The Combat Academy has been open it has quickly become one of the strongest competitive gyms on the UK Kickboxing scene as a trainer Mick has produced over 40 recognised champions from Area to World Level in various kickboxing disciplines such as K1, Full COntact and Low Kick. 

NAME: Tommy Crossland
EXPERIENCE:

Tommy is one of the UK's top Amateur K1 rules Kickboxers. He has been training at The Combat Academy since its inception and has become one of our most accomplished students. His accomplishments as a competitor include; 

  • ICO Northern Area K1 Cadet Champion
  • ISKA Northern Area Senior K1 Champion
  • ICO English Snr K1 Champion
  • ISKA English Snr K1 Champion
  • ICO British Snr K1 Champion
  • ICO European Cadet K1 Champion
  • Unified World Amateur Open Muay Thai Gold Medalist 2013
  • Unified World Amateur Open Kickboxing Champion 2013
  • ICO Amateur World Open Kickboxing Gold Medalist 2015
  • ICO Amateur World Open K1 Gold Medalist 2015

Tommy has been a full time coach at The Combat Academy since leaving school and has dedicated his life to teaching and competing in the sport he loves. He is an enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgable coach who is known for his patience, meticulous attention to detail and positive supportive approach. Tommy prides himself in offering the same level of support and guidance to members of all levels of skill and ability and works tirelessly to ensure that everyone he works with is able to achieve the best possible results.

"Took my 2 grandchildren here as I got fed up of them on the Xbox. Mick trains them hard but it is so good to see the boys healthy and alert."

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