Our Instructors

Chief Instructor:

Alex Kennedy

AGE: 36                                                 

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 14                   

PROUDEST MOMENT: Winning his first World Title & WAKO British Title

TITLES AND ACHIEVEMENTS: WAKO British Champion 2011 & 2014, WKA World Champion (Light Continuous) 2010, WKA Team World Champion (Light Continuous) 2010, US Open Champion 2013, Spanish Open Champion 2013, WKA World Bronze Medalist (Points) 2010, WKA Team World Bronze Medalist (Points) 2010 (Light Continuous) 2009, Bristol Open Champion 2013,  Cimac Superleague Grand Champion 2010/2011/2013, 3 X Cimac World Cup Champion, Cimac British Open Champion, WKA National Champion, 2 x Top Ten British Open Champion, 2 x BKC Champion, BSMA Champion, Midland Open Champion, Multi Cimac Superleague Winner and Medalist, WAKO GB Team Member, Member of WKA/GBMAA Team for 2009 Clash of the Titans, Rage in a Cage 2 Champion, 2 x Team Gold at The Kings Battleground, Member of the GBMAA Elite Light Contact Team, Clash of the Titans Winner with GBMAA Elite 2011, 3 x Irish Open Bronze, Best Fighter Bronze 2013, WAKO British Silver 2013, MWTK Taekwondo British Championships Silver 2014

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kickboxing
  • GBMAA Sport Martial Arts Instructor Level 5
  • GBMAA Traditional Martial Arts Instructor Level 2
  • GBMAA First Aid, Child Protection, Equality in Sport, Health & Safety
  • Belts Held in 3 Different Martial Art Styles

SPECIALIST AREAS:

  • Continuous Kickboxing & Points Fighting
  • Fight Preparation & Application
  • Coaching – Senior GBMAA Predatorz Coach / WKA England Coach / WPKA England Coach
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Motivation

Senior Instructors

Jordan Heasman

AGE: 30

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 8

PROUDEST MOMENT: Winning the Mens under 74kg Light Continuous at the GBMAA’s Unleashed Fight Show in 2010.

  • First Degree Black Belt – Kickboxing
  • Trained in Emergency First Aid for Martial Arts
  • CRB Checked
  • Senior Kickboxing Instructor and Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor
  • 1 year experience in Bagua Kung Fu and 1 year experience in Sanda Kickboxing in China
Master Marc Golland

AGE: 41

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 30

PROUDEST MOMENT: Winning 3 Golds in 1 Afternoon – Sep 1996 – Gulf Shores US

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:  BCKO – European Full Contact Kickboxing Champion 70Kg (1991)
– 2 x British Full Contact Kickboxing Champion 70Kg (1990 & 91)
         – 1994 & 1995 British Universities WTF Taekwondo Champion
         – 1988 UK Freestyle Kickboxing Champion (Under 16)
         – 1990, 91, 92 East England Light Continuous Champion

Full Contact Record: W19   D1  L1

Light Continuous Record: Over 30 Tournament Victories, Zero Losses (1989 – 1993)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5th Degree Black Sash – Wing Chun Kung Fu
  • 4th Degree Black Belt – Kickboxing
  • 1st Dan Black Belt – WTF Taekwondo
  • MSc Exercise Science, BSc Sports Science
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • NASC – Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Advanced Diploma in Nutrition
  • Advanced Diploma Sports Nutrition
  • ITEC Holistic/Sports Massage Therapist
  • GBMAA Sport Martial Arts Instructor Level 5
  • GBMAA Traditional Martial Arts Instructor Level 5
  • GBMAA First Aid, Child Protection, Equality in Sport, Health & Safety

SPECIALIST AREAS:

  • Semi-Contact Kickboxing / Light-Contact Kickboxing / Full-Contact
  • Physical Conditioning 
  • Speed – Agility – Quickness (SAQ) Training
  • Competition Preparation
  • Competitive coaching (Senior Predatorz Coach)
  • Kicking Specialist
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Exercise Science  

Junior Instructors

Brendan Martin

AGE: 21

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3 years

Titles and Achievements:Cimac World Cup Champion 2013Nothampton Open Champion 2013Irish Open Bronze 
Multi Cimac Superleague titlesMulti GBMAA Interclub wins 

QUALIFICATIONS: • Junior Instructor•  CRB checked 

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning the Advanced Mens -74kg Cimac World Cup

Daniel Hayles

AGE: 20

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3 years

QUALIFICATIONS: Orange/Black Belt in British Freestyle Kickboxing

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: • Advanced Kicking• Kids Classes• Stretching and flexibility 

Titles and Achievements:Cimac World Cup +74kg Continuous Champion 2014

PROUDEST MOMENT: Joining the Guildford Academy team for his dream job of Martial Arts Instructor

AMBITIONS: To get his Black Belt in Freestyle Kickboxing!

Vaibhav Pant

AGE: 17

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3 years

QUALIFICATIONS: 

•    Brown Belt in British Freestyle Kickboxing
•    Brown Belt Seiku-Juku Karate
•    Qualified First Aider

PROUDEST MOMENT: Winning the WAKO British Cadets -63kg Points and making the WAKO GB Team

MMA and Jiu Jitsu Instructors

Dave Rintoul

AGE: 32

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 22 years

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: MMA, K1, Grappling

Nicholas Fielding

ASSISTANT MMA AND BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR

AGE: 25

ACHIEVEMENTS: Two wins at KAYO MMA tournaments and 1 win at semi-pro

Nick is an up-and-coming fighter in the world of competitive MMA. He is a good all-rounder with a solid technical knowledge of both standup and grappling and is one of the Guildford Academy’s most devoted and promising members. Nick is a frequent presence at tournaments and is a regular corner man for the Guildford Academy fight team.