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Master John Swift
Head of Verve Martial Arts UK - Senior Instructor and Grader

 

  • Managing Director of VERVE Martial Arts – www.vervemartialarts.co.uk
  • Managing Director of BLACK EAGLE Martial Arts – www.black-eagle.co.uk
  • President of Independent Taekwondo Schools – www.its-taekwondo.co.uk
  • 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • 5th Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing
  • Tactical Combat E.B.B. Self Defence Black belt
  • KEWAP Instructor (Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme)
  • Muay Thai KRU / Coach
  • Level 1 Substrike Instructor
  • Level 1 KAPAP Instructor under Amit Himelstein, Israel, Military Special Forces
  • Also trained in Karate, FMA Bakbakan Kali (Eskrima) Juijitsu, Capoeira, Lau Gar
  • Member of VERVE Black Belt Masters Council
  • Inducted to Martial Arts Illustrated magazines Hall of Fame 2012 & 2013
  • Successfully competed at national and international level
  • Coached England and Great Britain Teams in the UK and USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisa Knight-Davies

Co-Owner Verve Martial Arts Wales & Verve Wales Kickboxing Instructor

2nd Dan Verve Black Belt Kickboxing

CRB Checked

Qualified First Aid

Qualified Verve Martial Arts Instructor

 

 

 

Silver Medalist at 2012 I.T.S British Championships

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leigh Haslett
Co-Owner Verve Martial Arts Wales & 
Verve Wales Kickboxing Instructor

2nd Dan Verve Black Belt Kickboxing

1st Degree Black Belt Taekwondo
CRB Checked

Qualified First Aid

Qualified Verve Martial Arts Instructor

 

  • Represented Team Wales in I.T.S 2011 British Championships.
  • N.I.T.A Midlands Open Taekwondo Continuous Champion Heavy 2011
  • N.I.T.A Taekwondo Hayley Nallepa Challenge Runner Up Points Heavy 2012
  • N.I.T.A Taekwondo Hayley Nallepa Challenge Continuous Champion Heavy 2012
  • I.T.S British Taekwondo Continuous Heavy Champion 2012 (Advanced - Black Belt Category)
  • I.C.O Wales Kickboxing Heavy Vets Champion 2012 (Advanced - Black Belt Category)
  • I.C.O South West Open Kickboxing Heavy Points Runner up 2012 (Advanced Black Belt Cat)
  • I.C.O South West Open Kickboxing Vets Runner up 2012 (Advanced Black Belt Cat)

Retired from competitions 2013 - concentrating on coaching & refereeing competitions

 

 

 

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Maddie Davies

2nd Dan Verve Black Belt Kickboxing

1st Degree WTF Black Belt Taekwondo

1st Degree ITF Taekwondo Black Belt

Womens / Girls & Kickboxing Assistant Instructor

Astros Instructor

Qualified First Aid

Qualified Verve Martial Arts Instructor

Multiple regional & National Junior Champion including :

  • N.I.T.A Midlands Junior Taekwondo Champion 2009
  • N.I.T.A Midlands Junior Taekwondo Runner Up 2010
  • Part of Team Wales in I.T.S British Championship 2011
  • N.I.T.A Hayley Nallepa Challenge Junior Taekwondo Runner Up 2011
  • A.M.A.C Club Junior Champion female 2011
  • I.T.S British Taekwondo Continuous Junior Champion 2012 
  • I.T.S British Taekwondo Points Stop Junior Champion 2012
  • N.I.T.A British Taekwondo Continuous Junior Champion 2012
  • N.I.T.A British Taekwondo Points Stop Junior Runner Up 2012
  • N.I.T.A British Taekwondo Patterns Junior Champion 2012
  • G.T.I English Taekwondo Points Stop Junior Champion 2013
  • G.T.I English Taekwondo Continuous Junior Runner Up (injured) 2013
  • G.T.I English Taekwondo Patterns Junior Champion 2013
  • I.T.S British Taekwondo Continuous Junior Champion 2013
  • I.T.S British Taekwondo Points Stop Junior Champion 2013
  • Chung Do Kwan WTF British Champion 2014
  • Representing Team Wales Commonwealth Taekwondo - 59 Kilos
  • WTF Taekwondo English Open Championships Bronze Medal 2014
  • Yorkshire 2014 WTF Championships Gold Medal - 59Kg Class A
  • Yorkshire 2014 WTF Champtionships Gold Medal - 59Kg Class B
  • 2014 WTF Taekwondo Bronze Medal Winner Commonwealth Games
  • 2014 NTC WTF Championship Bronze Medal
  • 2015 WTF London International Silver Medal
  • 2015 Ultimate Summer Cup Bronze Medal
  • Selected for GB Taekwondo Junior Team Member 2015

 

 

 

 

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Dom Evans

2nd Dan Verve Black Belt Kickboxing

Club Instructor Wales

Qualified First Aid

Qualified Verve Martial Arts Instructor

 

 

  • W.K.A Welsh Open Silver Medalist 2007 
  • W.K.A Welsh Open Bronze Medalist 2004 
  • Silver Medal WUMA British Championships 2014     
  • I.T.S British Points Stop Champion 2014
  • I.T.S British High Kick Champion 2014                 
  • WAKO Welsh Points Stop Bronze Medal 2014              

 

 

 

 

Alex Lewis

1st Dan Black Belt 

Assistant Instructor Abergavenny

Level 1 Verve Martial Arts Instructor

 

  • Club Champion 2012
  • Club Runner up 2012 x 3
  • ITS British Champion Points Stop 2012
  • ITS British Champion Continuous 2012
  • ITS British Champion Forms 2012
  • ITS British Champion Tag Team 2012
  • N.I.T.A British Champion Continuous 2012
  • N.I.T.A British Runner-Up Points Stop 2012
  • ITS British Champion Continuous 2013
  • Verve Champions League Grand Champion 2013
  • W.U.M.A British Champion Continuous 2013
  • W.U.M.A British Champion Points Stop 2013
  • Puma World Champion Continuous 2014
  • Puma World Runner Up Forms 2014
  • Wako GB Runner Up Continuous 2014
  • Unity Internation Games 2014 Black Belt Junior Continuous Champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Ellaway

2nd Dan Black Belt

Assistant Instructor Caldicot / Chepstow / Monmouth & Abergavenny

Level 1 Verve Martial Arts Instructor

 

  • 1st ITS British Championships 2012 points
  • 2nd ITS 2012 tag team
  • 1st Interclub 2012 points
  • 2nd ITS British Championships 2013
  • 1st Interclub Points 2013
  • 2 X runner up interclub 2013
  • VCL 2013 runner up overall
  • 1st Hereford open 2014
  • 1st grapple and strike
  • 2 X gold ITS British Championships 2014 points & cont
  • 1 x silver tag team 2014 ITS British Championships
  • Verve champion league winner 2014
  • 2 x golds WUMA point & cont 2014
  • 2 X 2nd overall category WUMA 2014.
  • 1x Gold unity games British Championships 2014
  • 1 x Gold Welsh Open Championships Points 2014
  • 1 x Gold Ultimate Fighter Division Welsh Open Championships 2014
  • 1 x WFMC British Championships Points 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensei Heath Gait

 

Chief Verve Wales Elite Competition Coach

 

6th Dan & Founder Of Falcons Martial Arts

5th Dan Black Belt Kickboxing

5th Degree Black Belt TaeKwon-Do

3rd Dan Black Belt Tai Jutsu Kai Jujutsu

Studies Classical TJK Jujutsu

Black Belt Hall Of Fame Member

NOCN Qualified - CRB Checked

 

Over 34 years experience in the martial arts, 24 years as a professional

Hundreds of regional, national & international titles in TaeKwon-Do, Jujutsu & Freestyle Kickboxing including

British WUMA 6ft series champion & European Team Champion

Competed for Wales 27 timesMAI Tri Star gold medal winner

Clash of the Titians competitor

NJJC Jujutsu Kumite National Champion

Combat Sports MMA National Champion

British NJJC Kumite & Grappling Champion 2009