Meet the team

Art of Combat Martial arts would like to introduce you to the team behind our success.

    This team is the force behind our students success.

Mr Chris Thomas

• 4th Degree Black Belt I.T.F Taekwon-Do

• British Taekwon-Do council registered instructor

• 12th Khan Muay Thai

• Kru Muay Thai association registered instructor, appointed by the ministry of culture of Thailand

• Welsh representative for the Kru Muay Thai association

• Head Muay Thai coach for Team Wales

• 1st degree Black belt Kickboxing

• Black Sash Krabi Krabong

• Registered instructor under the Buddhaisawan Krabi Krabong federation Thailand

• Appointed President of Wales for Buddhaisawan Krabi Krabong

• Registered Boxing coach under Union Boxing federation

• Welsh representative for the Union Boxing federation

• Registered Boxercise instructor

• Registered Archery instructor under Archery GB

• Registered RAID self defence instructor

• Diploma in Life coaching

• Diploma in Mindfulness

• Diploma in Body language

• Enhanced D.B.S checked

• 1st aid trained

 

Mr Thomas is a highly regarded and sort after instructor. He is known for exceptionally high standards of tuition and has been a major role model for his students as many of them have followed in his footsteps in becoming national & regional champions and Black belts.

He prides himself in not just being a martial arts instructor but also being laid back enough where his students feel comfortable in seeking his council for general life issues and advice. Mr Thomas says "It's important that each and every student (or parent if needed) that walks in to our classes, leaves in high spirits, and if they need a confidential ear to confide in with out risk of being judged, then we will always listen and help guide you"

The club is highly active in local charity work giving back to each community that we hold classes in.

Mr Thomas was also a prolific competitor in all styles that he has studied and teaches. Below are just a few  titles to mention.

Welsh Champion patterns
Welsh Champion Sparring
English Champion Sparring
English Champion Destruction
Scottish Champion Sparring
London open champion Sparring
London open champion destruction
Guinness world record holder

 

Along side these titles, he has appeared in countless local newspapers, and also several international martial arts magazine publications regarding his Martial arts career.

Mr Dave Kyte

• Enhanced D.B.S checked

• 1st aid trained

Dave is the Admin team for Art of Combat Martial arts. His perfectionist eye for detail makes sure that all the paperwork is kept up to date, with the correct information so all parents and student are always well informed of any event that we hold.

His eye for detail, always makes sure that we never run out of any class information or the theory syllabus's that we use in the classes to compliment each students education, but also making sure that each students insurance is kept up to date to make sure everyone is adequately covered.

 

David is Enhanced D.B.S checked, and also 1st aid trained.

Ms Kyle Vivian

• Enhanced D.B.S checked

Kylie is our class monitor in the Junior Muay Thai classes, Her role consists of helping children if they feel a female touch is required and also going back and fore the toilet, and adding that extra female touch where needed.

Kylie is is a very popular, and big part of our Muay Thai team.

Mr Ethan Kyte

• 1st degree Black Belt in ITF Taekwon-Do

• Muay Thai umpire and referee

 

Mr Kyte is a fantastic member of our team. He is known for is efforts in sparring and also his fearless attitude towards destruction. Many of the students look up to him for these talents as he selflessly encourages people to be as good as him (and beyond). He is also a prolific tournament medal winner having won many titles and regional, local and international tournaments. He is also very active within the Muay Thai classes as well as the Taekwon-Do classes.

UK I.T.F National Champion Sparring X 3

UKITF National champion destruction X 3

G.T.I British Champion Sparring

Bronze medallist IT.F World Championships sparring

English Champion Sparring

Celtic Cup award for Honesty and respect

Also a qualified Referee and Umpire in Muay Thai

Mr Colin Evans

• 1st degree Black Belt in ITF Taekwon-Do

• Qualified umpire and referee in Taekwon-Do within the UK I.T.F & I.T.F

• Enhanced D.B.S checked

 

Mr Evans is one of our BTC registered instructors that comes fully insured and Enhanced DBS checked.

He has a wealth of knowledge and is a fond favourite with the students in our Taekwon-Do classes.

 

Mr Geraint Jones

• Muay Thai umpire & referee

• Team coach

• Enhanced D.B.S checked

Geraint is one of the Art of Combat Muay Thai coaches.

is an active competitor, and works closely with our junior team helping them to prepare for competitions, and helps guide them during the classes.