MARTIAL ARTS LINEAGE
Wayne Timlin - Eiros Pike - Chris Petherwick
The origins of Full Contact Kickboxing can be found in Thailand in the 2,000 year old discipline of Muay Thai fighting. Thai boxing was devised, initially, for self-defence. It only developed into a sport when unarmed combat in warfare became less and less effective.
Morio Higaonna - Simon Budden - Chris Petherwick
Karate is a fighting art that evolved on the Japanese islands of Okinawa. It was introduced to mainland Japan in the early 1900s and since the 1950s it has spread throughout the world. Kara-te literally translated means “empty hand fighting”.
Billy Riley - Roy Wood - Chris Petherwick
Wrestling is a classical hybrid grappling style and combat sport developed in Britain circa 1870 by J.G Chambers. It was popularised by wrestlers of travelling funfairs who developed their own submission holds, or "hooks", into their wrestling to increase their effectiveness against their opponents.
Roberto Almeida - Chris Duncan-Smith - Chris Petherwick
Jiu Jutsu was developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armoured opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armoured opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralising an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.