Having trained in Ju-Jitsu for five years, Tony achieved his black belt and progressed to teaching. During this time he was travelling to Glasgow to train in Jeet Kune Do and attending courses with Dan Inasanto and Larry Hartsel, students of the great Bruce Lee and world famous martial artists within their own right.
It was while training at Glasgow that he discovered Muay Thai boxing and decided to find a reputable Thai Boxing Club. After much searching he eventually found the famous Bolton Thai Boxing Club
After contacting Sandy Holt, he arranged to travel down to Bolton on the following Saturday and train in the fighters class, which was held in the morning, and to participate in a private lesson with Sandy in the afternoon.
After the first lesson, which was very tough, Tony was totally smitten by Muay Thai boxing and continued to travel down to Bolton every Saturday for the next four years, taking all of his grades under Master Sken and attaining his fourth degree red armband. After training with Sandy Holt, Tony then went on to train privately with Master Sken.
Martial Arts training helped Tony tremendously in his job as the head door man at the Park Nightclub in his local town of Whitehaven, Cumbria. Tony learned very quickly what was effective in a defence situation. Having worked on the doors for 15 years at various locations around Cumbria, this was a huge learning experience and his Muay Thai training never let him down in any self-defense situation.
Tony has run the Warriors Muay Thai Boxing Club successfully since 1990 and the club continues to grow