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Monday, April 12th, 2010

18 days to go until “The Beginning”.

A good coach will take care of his fighters – it’s not just about training them to physical and technical perfection – it’s a about taking proper care of them too. According to Paul, “This close to a fight it all starts to get psychological, my aim is to keep the guys calm and their head’s clear”. This means helping ensure they don’t (more…)


Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

35 days to go until ‘The Beginning.’

So for 90mins last night I sat with my eyes and mouth wide open.  Just over a month to go until the big show and Paul was in no mood for messing.  The intensity of the training was palpable…. no voices just heavy breaths, grunts and that sweet sound of punches and kicks hitting their targets and bodies being slammed to the mat.

The warm-up was not for the faint hearted, weak or unfit!  I could not do it justice describing the sheer (more…)

Chris Carley…hungry and here at the MMA Clinic.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Chris Carley is a colourful character.  He’s a hungry character too.  He lives on a regular diet of kebabs and fish & chips, his guilty pleasure is donuts and his last meal on earth would be a mixed grill…tandoori style.  But his coaching credentials speak volumes, during a 20-year career he’s been involved in coaching 14 world muay thai champions including (more…)

February 2010 Contenders

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Web Poster

Promotional Video for the Contenders of Feb 2010 , watch the video and come and support you’re training partners . This is the first Contender show of 2010 and also the first show with two female bouts on the card . There will be 10 bouts on the night  and the usual fun after party once the final bell sounds .With 2 days to go


Guest Coach Marc Fiore at The MMA Clinic

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009


Hit Squad Partner to Matt Hughes & Robbie Lawler , Coach Marc Fiore is confirmed to be here working with the MMA Clinic Team in Jan 2010. Coach Fiore will also be running 2 x 3 hour Workshops open to non members also on Jan 16th ….. to book one (more…)


Monday, September 28th, 2009

The MMA Clinic does Brighton. Sunday September 20th 2009.

It’s early, it’s Sunday and by rights everyone should still be bundled in bed. But this is no ordinary Sunday, it’s the day when months of training are put to the test as six of the MMA Clinic’s best, head down to Brighton for their first competitive tournament as a squad.

Two black Clinic Mercedes People Carriers and the trusty jeep wrapped in (more…)


Monday, September 28th, 2009

Meet Adam Willoughby –Clinic boxing and muay thai coach.

AdamAdam is hard-core.  Well he would have to be hanging out with Ben Woods.  First impressions are of a shy, young guy but then I find out that he’s had 15 competitive muay thai fights – a couple for UK titles and 6 fights in Thailand, in some of their biggest stadiums as well as on Thai TV.

So it is fitting that Adam is one of the new batch of coaches imparting his expertise in the (more…)

Thursday September 17th at the Vauxhall Collosseum.

Monday, September 28th, 2009

DSC_0126It was the fourth Contender night and there were two things on our minds – pulling and punching. As I’m not one for gossip, I’m not sure how successful the pulling was but take it from me the punching was perfection.

I had a hunch the Contenders were inspired by London Fashion Week, as the Contenders cut a sartorial swag strutting into the Ring like supermodels taking to the catwalk. Dave Gaunt (more…)


Monday, August 3rd, 2009

tonyw1Meet Paul Hines’ apprentice, Tony White

At 24 years of age, Tony White is the baby of the Clinic’s staff and so it’s fitting that he should be working under the guidance of Mr Experience, Paul Hines.
As I write this, he is assisting the feisty Ben Vickers in a beginner’s MMA class – he is yin to Vickers yang. (more…)

Devon Training Camp !

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

run-sparringThe boxing clinics first training camp took place last weekend and saw a group of clinic members take to the Devonshire countryside armed with some tents a mini bus and some boxing equipment!

Day one saw the boys and girls up at 7am for a group run. The local countryside was built for training and some serious fun was had on the hills!

After a quick shower and breakfast the ring went up in the field and the rest of the morning was spent training. (more…)

Michael Russell New BJJ coach @ The MMA Clinic

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

michael-russellMichael started his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 2004, since that time he has trained with, and fought against, many high level grapplers; competing in several countries including Brazil, USA and Portugal.
He is currently a Brown belt under Felipe Alves de Souza and trains at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School in London.
His technical attacking style of Jiu-Jitsu has become his trademark as he has made his way through the belt ranks, winning many honours along the way. (more…)

BBC Contacted The Clinic

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009


Dear Boxing Clinic,
At the BBC we are in the early stages of producing a new adventure series for prime time, BBC 1 called ‘Drop Zone’. ‘Drop Zone’ involves members of the public (eight teams of 3 friends or colleagues) competing against each other in a series of fun challenges both physical and mental in increasingly exotic, foreign locations.
The reason I am contacting you at… (more…)

The Boxing Clinic sessions now in Regents Park

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

regents park gradings

For all those people who can not stand the site of a gym or working out indoors. The Boxing Clinic will be running sessions twice a week in Regents Park . ” Team Regent ” will commence on Tues June 2nd



Monday, March 30th, 2009

photo of ring girl A little insight to what’s going on inside The Contender’s minds in the lead up to their first fight…

Unless you’ve actually stepped into the ring and had a fight, none of us will know what it can possibly feel like right now for the latest batch of Contenders – at this point it will be 3 x 2 minutes of the unexpected. (more…)


Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

members jogging in park It was a gloomy start to the weather on Saturday March 7th but there was nothing gloomy about the mood of those meandering through Regent’s Park for The Boxing Clinic’s first ever grading session. And, by lunchtime the weather had succumb to our cheery mood as the sun began to shine!

I don’t subscribe to the phrase that what counts is the taking part…. anyone can just show up! What we witnessed on Saturday was a culmination of weeks of hard training and then illustrated in (more…)

March 7th 2009 Grading Results

Monday, March 9th, 2009


Inside this page are the results of the Gradings held at Regents Park on March 7th. Well done to all involved if you were judged on effort you would have all passed , the improvement in fitness levels in all of you was fantastic to see , give yourself a pat on the back because you all did amazingly well ! 


BBC4 Radio Visit The Boxing Clinic

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

BBC 4 impressionist Jan Ravens has a Boxing lesson at The Boxing Clinic

you can listen to what happend by clicking on the link below !!!! 


Film Producer Looking for Boxers !

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I am currently shooting a short film, between the 1st to 8th April which is going to be screened in various festivals in countries all over Europe (more…)

2009 starts The Boxing Clinic Grading System

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

The Boxing Clinic has introduced a Boxing Grading system. All other Martial Arts around the world have grading system’s all except Boxing. The staff at the Clinic have come together and formed a Grading System from White Shield to Black Shield leading to a Clinic Instructor status. (more…)

Hit Squad Day 9

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Well thats it I’m done ! Time to pack the bags and head home after a very interesting 2 weeks training here with the Hit Squad.

I was asked the day before I was leaving would I come back and would I recommend the Hit Squad as a training facility for people to come learn and get fit ?


The Boxing Clinic in the Press