From Cradley Leisure Centre, Colmers Farm, to Birmingham Sports Centre.
So at the age of fifteen I trained three nights a week at my local club, fascinated with Aikido’s concept and in a matter of years reached First Degree Black Belt. Watching Martial Art films as a teenager was certainly a huge influence.
The Master Class consisted of training with black belts, security guards, bouncers and Police Officers.
I qualified and enjoyed the time I spent with many practitioners from across the country.
I was 21 at the time.
“Watching Gav take his black belt was incredible, took down five guys in a few seconds”