KRU PAUL STUDHOLME (BSc)
(PCT Founder & Head Trainer)
A qualified, registered and fully insured Level 3 REPS personal trainer and Muay Thai instructor, Paul's infamous, no-nonsense 'Sergeant Major' approach will push you to your limits, reaching boundaries you never thought possible. He tailors each session to your needs and specific goals, ranging from weight loss, post-pregnancy, cardiovascular and respiratory conditioning, to general health, wellbeing and lifestyle reassessment.
Paul has trained in the martial art Muay Thai and combat sports kickboxing and boxing for 14 years, spending four as a professional fighter and rising from novice to full-time pro under the guidance and mentoring of Bloodline Gym's Kru Paul Marut.
His amateur and pro fight record stands at 25 fights, 19 wins, 6 losses and 4 KOs, competing in both the UK and Thailand. In 2012 Paul became the ISKA Thai boxing English champion.
After retiring from competition, Paul studied for a degree in Sports Science at London Metropolitan University, gaining a qualification in Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning. He now works full-time as a personal trainer, incorporating his knowledge of combat sports and sports science.
(PCT Co-Founder & Coach)
Ricky has been training in the martial arts of Muay Thai and kickboxing for four years in the UK and Thailand, during which time he has turned from novice to semi-professional fighter. His amateur and semi-pro record stands at seven wins and one loss under the teaching and guidance of Paul Studholme (PCT) and Arnold Oborotov (Bloodline Gym). Ricky incorporates his knowledge and experience of kickboxing, Muay Thai and fitness training when teaching Paul's students in PCT classes.
Jamie has been mastering his craft across many different martial arts since the age of 6. From a young age he specialised in Kyokushin Karate, a sport in which he would go on to win numerous national and international tournaments including the English, British, Dutch and Scottish championships. Jamie understood early on in his journey that to be a truly accomplished striker he would have to expand his horizons and train under different disciplines.
Aged 13 Jamie discovered Muay Thai and instantly fell in love, but it wasn’t until he moved to Bristol and began training with PCT that he truly began to develop in the style. Under the guidance of Paul and Ricky he has competed in two 2 fights, finishing both by KO. Now fighting semi-professionally, Jamie continues to harness his skills under the PCT flag, where he also uses his experience to teach alongside the other coaches.
(PCT Boxing Trainer)
Ben began boxing at Worcester Amateur Boxing Club and has over a decade of experience in the sport of boxing.
He holds a Level 3 National Diploma in Coaching, Level 2 in General Sports, and a Level 2 Boxing Coaching Qualification from the Ricky Hatton Boxing Academy.
Over the years Ben has taken part in amateur fights and competitions, and is an active fighter. As a boxing personal trainer he combines his vast knowledge and experience of boxing when working one to one with his clients, and in group classes he has excellent communication skills to train and improve those around him.
Ash began boxing eight years ago at Empire Boxing Gym, before moving across to K1 Kickboxing two years later. She instantly fell in love with the sport, and since then she has trained in both K1 and Muay Thai in Thailand, Sydney and the UK, and has fought in a number of competitions in both disciplines. Ash has trained with PCT since it’s opening in Bristol, and under the guidance of Paul and Ricky she now fights at Amateur level.
A lifelong love of sport, fitness and pushing herself to new levels makes Ash truly invested in helping others to achieve the same. Ash is particularly passionate about getting more women involved in the sport. Her coaching style combines technique with fitness to ensure your training time is maximised and to help you become the best you can be. Ash teaches every Tuesday evening from 18.30 to 19.30
Mario Saeed is a professional MMA athlete, fighting out of Phuket Top Team Thailand and Trojan Free Fighters Gloucester. Saeed started fighting from a very young age and comes from a wrestling background. It was there he learnt his love for fighting (MMA and BJJ). Mario is a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Professor Salvatore Pace at Gracie Barra Bath.
He is a gold medalist in Brown Belt Adult and Absolute IBJJF British Champion, and is a current and active fighter who is definitely one to watch. Mario has competed at top UK and European promotions including Cage Warrior and Bamma.
(Naturopathic Nutrition Practitioner)
Amy offers expert advice and support in conjunction with PCT training sessions. The combination of personalised nutrition and physical exercise can help to educate, maintain health, and achieve improvements in performance, getting good results.
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