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About FightLab

Coach: Mark Rawson
Age: 45yrs
From: Leeds
Martial Arts History: Growing up in Leeds, I began training 'seriously' in martial arts during the 1990's. Originally in Judo, Freestyle Karate at Leeds Freestyle and Lau Gar Kung Fu. I later moved to training Muay Thai at Tiger Gym & Bad Company gym in Leeds. I made the move to train in Filipino Boxing (Panantukan) & Grappling (Dumog) and Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Concepts with Guro Pat O'Malley, training in the back room of night club he was bouncing in and also a JKD/Kali variant called Keysi Fight Method (KFM). In 2001 I started training MMA at what would later be known as Team Fulinkazan (now SGB Bradford). After taking time out due to my commitment as a British Army Reservist, I gained a Dan grade Kickboxing & started training in Kick-Jitsu (Ju Jitsu & Kickboxing) and opened FightLab in Huddersfield to specialise in JKD Concepts based MMA training with a heavy Muay Thai striking focus. I'm also a level 1 Instructor in Rapid Assault Tactics & Jeet Kune Do Concepts, in the lineage of Sifu Paul Vunak, a head student of Guro Dan Inosanto. Although FightLab focuses on Jeet Kune Do 'Concepts', I have trained in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, and much of our fundamentals is based on Jun Fan.

About our coach

  • K1 Kickboxing 2nd Dan black belt (under Master Andrew Morrell & Sensei Mark Spencer)
  • Muay Thai 1st degree red prajioud instructor level (under Kru Simon Green at Master Sken Academy)
  • R.A.T - JKD/Kali Concepts Instructor (Sifu Paul Vunak/Progressive Fight Systems)
  • Grappling (7 years+ experience)
  • Keysi Fight Method (3 years of)
  • Filipino Boxing (Panantukan) Certified under Guro David Seiwert
  • Kick-Jitsu (Kickboxing & Ju-Jitsu) Blue belt (under Master Andrew Morrell)
  • Rapid Arnis (Filipino Martial Arts) (under Tuhon Pat O'Malley. No grades taken)
  • Vinyasa Yoga Instructor (Sun Power Yoga)