An introduction to MMA with Phil Else
The Wild Training Gym has launched 1-1 training and beginner courses of mixed martial arts training. MMA sessions will be run by Phil Else and will include skills from kick boxing, BJJ, submission grappling and wrestling.
James has trained with Phil and the Wild team cannot be more excited that he is sharing his skills with the Wild Training Gym.
Read about Phil and his experience here:
"I Started martial arts when I was 13 with karate but quickly moved onto Muay Thai / k1 and amateur boxing which was my focus until I was 18. During these years I also trained in everything from Wing Chun to Kali in order to feed my martial arts obsession.
At 18 I formally started MMA under Gaz Rorriston from London Shoot Fighters and then Leigh Remedios (fought in the first British ufc -ufc 38).
From the age of 17 I coached for other clubs and instructors until 2008 when I founded the Gods of War MMA full time training facility and fight team. The gym was a success for 8 years before closing when I left for Chicago.
As the head coach, I taught most of the MMA, striking and fitness classes on site. I also taught seminars at various gyms around the south and mid England.
My students have fought and won in MMA, k1, Muay Thai, boxing and grappling competitions. Several of my students have won amateur titles and made successful transitions to the pro scene. Others are fighting for titles soon.
As a competitor myself I have medalled in karate, kickboxing, no gi/ submission grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 'combat jiu jitsu' and amateur MMA. My pro MMA record is 8-2 with all my wins by TKO or submission.
I hold the Kayo MMA featherweight title and was ranked number 10 in the UK 'Your MMA' rankings throughout 2013 and was ranked 12 at the time of my last fight in 2014. My fight against Nathan Beer was voted fight of the year by 'Addicted to MMA'.
I hold black belts in both kickboxing and freestyle kung fu as well as a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu."