The MCMA team are experts in the key disciplines we train in and have a wealth of experience developing and practicing their skills in the field of martial arts. Always approachable and focused on helping you achieve your fitness and training goals, we have hand picked this team to drive MCMA forwards.
Read more about the expertise of each team member below.
David Hall is the Head Instructor for Modern Combat Martial Arts. David began his journey training in Judo at age 6 and competed in various U.K based tournaments until deciding to start cross training in different disciplines – Boxing, Muay Thai, Japanese Ju – Jitsu, then MMA & Krav Maga. The MCMA Combative Syllabus and vision is to teach and inspire others to learn an evolved reality-based & non-competitive self defence system for today’s modern world.
Martin is one of our MCMA Head Instructors. Martin began studying Karate as a child and later in life began Boxing, alongside training & competing in the All Ireland Rugby Leagues. With a huge passion for strength & conditioning training Martin is constantly in the gym and in peak condition to compliment his Martial Arts progression.
Martin of course has an active role teaching, co-ordinating and organising events within the ever evolving MCMA system. Currently Martin is training towards his MCMA Instructor Level 6 Certification.
Michal is one of our advanced level Instructors. Prior to joining MCMA Michal had previous experience in Taekwondo before venturing into our MCMA system. Michal wanted to find a welcoming academy that teaches real life street self defence in a modern training system, and MCMA ticked all the boxes. Michal has trained extremely hard as a student of MCMA and has earned his Instructor Qualifications to now teach other members of the team. Michal teaches all levels from beginners to advanced and also organizes grading levels and training tests for our academy. The passion and technical experience that Michal has is invaluable to our team and we are looking forward to Michal training hard and passing his next Instructor Level in 2015.
Joel Bennett is a Chief Instructor within the Krav Maga Haim Zut Organisation from Israel. Originally Joel studied the Traditional Art of Japanese Ju–Jitsu, and after 15 years of training & teaching many students within this discipline, Joel began to study Krav Maga and has now expanded the Krav Maga Haim Zut system to the U.K.
Joel organises our Krav Maga specialist workshops and seminars, and helps support annual MCMA training events.
Leonardo Queiroz is our MMA & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu head coach. World IBJJF Champion, European IBJJF Champion, Brazilian Champion CBJJ, International Champion, British Champion and more.
Leonardo is well known and respected within the martial arts industry and is fully qualified to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Grappling. Leonardo also has full martial arts insurance and first aid with MCMA.
Brian is our MCMA specialist Muay Thai coach and has an active role organising workshops, seminars and grading level tests for the club. Brian teaches regular weekly MCMA Muay Thai classes at our Bushey Training Venue. Having had many professional bouts as a Muay Thai fighter in the U.K and Thailand, Brian began training as an ABA Boxing coach alongside teaching Muay Thai to many amateur, semi – professional & professional fighters. Brian also works closely with many athletes on a nutritional level and helps them achieve their goals within their specific sport.
Leonardo is our MMA – ‘Mixed Martial Arts’ coach at MCMA. Leonardo is a 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and has held European and World championships. With over 25 years of Martial Arts experience and winning competitions, tournaments & medals, Leonardo has also been able to pass his extensive knowledge to many students along the way.
MCMA is proud to have Leonardo as an Instructor for our ever growing team, to teach more students and create more champions.
Quang Luu is the owner and head instructor for F1RST Training Center in Los Angeles, California USA. Quang is trained by legendary and world-renown coaches of jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He has trained with professional athletes, former champions and current title contenders for premier MMA promotions. He has conducted jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and boxing seminars world-wide. In addition to being a Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, he has worked as the Executive Director for Gracie Tournaments’ submission-only competition to honor and spread Helio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
“I’ve had the privilege and honor of conducting a jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai seminar for David Hall and Modern Combat Martial Arts (MCMA). MCMA had the “five C’s”: Cleanliness; Curriculum, practicing street effective techniques; Class Structure; Cooperative Vibe, students working together with consideration of one another’s safety; and Coach Qualifications. In addition, I had the opportunity to train and spend invaluable time with David. I support and recommend MCMA and look forward to returning to the UK for another seminar soon!”