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About The 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. In 2001 I met my next coach Mark 'Spenna' Spencer who at that time already had a number of pro cage fights under his belt. I started training under Spenna at what would later be known as Team Fulinkazan (now SGB Bradford). After gaining a Dan grade Kickboxing & training in Kick-Jitsu (Ju Jitsu & Kickboxing) I opened The FightLab in Huddersfield to specialise in MMA and 'real' street combat training.
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. In recent years Ive also gained my Muay Thai 1st degree at Master Sken Academy Stockport & my 2nd Dan black belt in CMAA Karate Kickboxing.

About our coach

  • Freestyle Kempo 2nd Dan (this is our club syllabus & a blend of the below styles)
  • K1 Kickboxing/Karate 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)
  • Jeet Kune Do Concepts & Rapid Assault Tactics Instructor (Intensive Training Group, whom are authorised by Sifu Paul Vunak/Progressive Fight Systems)
  • Grappling (7 years+ experience) (Team Fulinkazan (under Mark 'Spenna' Spencer))
  • Kick-Jitsu Blue belt (under Master Andrew Morrell)
  • Lau Gar Kung Fu 5th Kup
  • Cobra Self Defence System Instructor (under Master Andrew Morrell)
  • Vinyasa Yoga Instructor (Sun Power Yoga)
  • Member of the National Black Belt Register

Other style studied to a significant length but with no grades taken:

  • Rapid Arnis (under Tuhon Pat O'Malley)
  • Inosanto Kali (under various)
  • Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu (under Sifu Andrew Norman)
  • Wing Chun