Rod and his relationship with martial arts didn’t start as long ago as some of the other coaches. Although always participating in sports since the age of 6, including 4 years of gymnastics where he went to the European Championships, it wasn’t until the age of 13 that he started doing boxing, having boxed until the age of 17.
After this boxing period, Rod dedicated himself to bodybuilding, pursuing knowledge about training, nutrition and overall health. Rod is currently doing a BSc degree in Health, Nutrition and Exercise at the University of Bedfordshire. He currently holds a Level 2 PT diploma and is working to get is Level 3.
Rod reconnected with martial arts again when he started doing MMA, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is now a coach in our kids classes as well as some of the adult classes too. His ‘Fighting Fit’ and ‘Strength & Conditioning’ sessions are becoming notorious across Bedford. And they are also heard across Bedford!