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MEET THE USKA TEAM

The USKA Fight Factory boasts a World class coaching team of Instructors which we like to think are second to none in both quality and experience all of which are on hand to help you achieve all your goals and aspirations within the sport of Kickboxing.

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USKA CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

NEIL KELLY - 6TH DAN BLACK BELT


Our chief instructor Neil Kelly has been involved in the Sport for nearly 35 years.

After an Unbeaten Professional Kickboxing career that seen him win British and Commonwealth titles Neil formed the USKA and for the last 20 years has dedicated himself in developing it to become one of the most well established and well respected Martial Arts gyms in the United Kingdom.
Neil made a comeback to competitive fighting in 2011 competing in 5 World Championships winning no less than 9 World Championship Gold Medals.

As Head Coach for the English Kickboxing Team for the last 11 years Neil has been instrumental in producing hundreds of World Champions with fighters from all over the country travelling to him to train under his tutelage.

Neil is a two time inductee in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and is one of the countries most respected and experienced practitioners of the art of Kickboxing.

 

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USKA SENIOR COACH

SEAN QUINN - 1ST DAN BLACK BELT


Sean 'The Mighty' Quinn has been involved in Martial Arts for over 20 years and for the last 15 years has committed himself to the development of the USKA Fight Factory fighters and the youngest members of the gym on the USKA Ninja's classes.
In his own fighting career Sean built up an impressive fight record losing only 1 light continuous bout and 1 full contact bout in well over 20 contests but his forte lay as a coach and in his ability to bring the best out of fighters.

The unmistakable passion he possesses is clear to see by everyone under his instruction and the students on his Fighters sessions and the USKA Ninja's classes leave the session richer for the experience of attendance.

In May 2015 Sean's coaching achievements was recognised when he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame receiving a highly regarded Gold award, this is an achievement he was very proud of and it is an achievement bestowed on only a few within the Martial Arts fraternity. 

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USKA INSTRUCTOR

QASIM BEG - 1ST BLACK BELT


After 20 years involved in Kickboxing Qasim 'The Dream' Beg truly is a fighter competitively who has been there and done that winning pretty much everything that can be won within the sport.
As a junior with over 250 Light Continuous fights losing only 2 in the ring he moved on to Full Contact where he has remained Unbeaten for over 15 years along the way picking up two versions of the Amateur World title and becoming a three times Unified Professional Champion of the World at Super Lightweight.
His achievements as a fighter were recognised in 2015 by being inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Outside of the ring Qasim passed his USKA Black Belt in 2013 with a straight A Pass Mark becoming one of the few to be able to boast that accolade.
  Joining USKA in April 2019 as a full time Instructor Qasim now intends to pass on some of  that magic to the next generation of Kickboxers at the Fight Factory while still defending and capturing new World Titles to finish off his fighting career.
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USKA FEMALE DIVISION INSTRUCTOR

RUQAYYA GRIFFITH - JUNIOR BLACK BELT


Ruqayya Griffith is our head USKA Female Division coach who has looked after all the girls on the Female only classes at the USKA Fight Factory for the last 5 years.
Training in the art of Kickboxing since January 2011 Ruqayya has now reached Junior Black Belt grade and is looking at taking her 1st Dan Black Belt grade in March 2020.
She has been awarded the prestigious USKA Student of the year twice, once as a junior in 2014 and once as a Senior in 2016.
As a competitor Ruqayya is a two weight three times British Champion.
Ruqayya is a great personable instructor who has developed the Female Division in to a strong force to be reckoned with bringing many students through their grades with top pass marks and is a great asset to the USKA Fight Factory coaching team.

 

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USKA FEMALE DIVISION INSTRUCTOR

LUCY KINGS-WHEATLEY - JUNIOR BLACK BELT


Our newest addition to the USKA coaching team at the USKA Fight Factory is junior Instructor Lucy 'Lazer Legs' Kings-Wheatley.
Lucy assists on our USKA Female division classes and has a technical talent rarely seen in someone so young making her an excellent role model to all the young girls who train under her on her sessions.
Training in Kickboxing since 2011 Lucy has won numerous titles and has become one of the best fighters in the World winning 9 World Titles in 3 different disciplines at two separate World Championships home and abroad.
Lucy is a Junior Black Belt and intends to take her Black Belt 1st Dan all being well in March 2020.
Lucy is passionate about her sport and is excited about developing the Female division further in the future.
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USKA FIGHT FACTORY CHIEF RECEPTIONIST

GENERAL MANAGER

ALVA BEIRNE



Alva Beirne is our front of house and general manager at the USKA Fight Factory.
She will often be the first contact for new members and is always happy to answer any questions and queries relating to the classes and the workings of the gym going out of her way to make prospective members feel very welcome.
Alva has been around Martial Arts for nearly 35 years and was actually already training on the class that USKA Chief Instructor Neil Kelly attended to start off his training.


 

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USKA FIGHT FACTORY

431 WARWICK ROAD,

TYSELEY,

BIRMINGHAM,

B11 2JR.


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