Hello my name is Chris Squirrell, I am 46yrs old and have been studying one form of martial arts or another for quite a few years now. Kickboxing though is my passion and preferred art. I have now retired from competing but have previously won World and British Titles, successfully competing at the highest level both Nationally and Internationally. I have years of experience and knowledge to pass onto my students.
I am first aided, licensed, and insured by the International Combat Organisation (I.C.O) .The I.C.O. is recognised worldwide as both a regulating body for competitive martial arts and the governing body for amateur and professional kickboxing.
2x World Amateur Champion
1x European Amateur Champion
2x British Amateur Champion
Hi my name is Sophie Barnett and I am 21 years old. I am a 1st dan black belt and have been kickboxing since 2006 I also trained in judo for 4 years. I compete as often as I can, mainly full contact now, although I still participate in light continuous.
I hold several titles in both disciplines from Midlands Area to World titles, and I have an undefeated full contact record. I have been teaching for a while now and love passing on my knowledge and guidance whilst having fun with students too. There's never a dull class.
Jason Lee CooperHi, my name is Jason Cooper I'm 36 years old. I have been training and coaching with Burton Kickboxing Academy for almost six years now, where I have had the honour of achieving my 1st degree blackbelt.
I walked through the doors of bka looking to lose some weight and find a little bit of direction. I found much, much more. From the inclusive family feel to the club and intuitive coaching skills of Master Chris Squirrell, there really is something here for everyone.
I enjoy all aspects of kickboxing from the hard training, to passing on my knowledge through coaching. I am still a very active fighter and am the current ICO European light heavyweight champion.