MMA and Muay Thai Coach

“Hello everyone, I’m Richard.

As a young child I was always told that I had too much energy. I always had to run, jump or climb. Throughout school I tried all the usual sports – football, rugby, athletics and basketball to name a few.

Although I enjoyed some of them, none were the perfect fit for me (there was always something lacking). In my 4th year of secondary school a friend introduced me to kick boxing/Muay Thai.

From that first session something just clicked and although some may consider this a violent pass time I had never felt more at peace with myself. All my negative emotions finally had a focused outlet. Since that day martial arts have been a part of my life in one form or another.

After a session I would always feel relaxed, revitalised and have a new found sense of confidence (these are the things that I would love to impart to others).

As I was learning I had the desire to try out my skills and had a few inter-club bouts. The early bouts made me really appreciate the physical demands placed on the body in a highly stressed/pressurised situation and I then really began to focus on my own strength and conditioning”.

Richie Griffin MMA Instructor 11

Train with Richie

Strength & Conditioning for Fighters
Fridays 18:30–19:45

Muay Thai
Saturdays 10:30–11:45

Mixed Martial Arts
Saturdays 11:45–13:00

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“I love to see the growth in individuals and see them reach new targets/goals”.

“My career path has been a little erratic to say the least from studying graphic design to working in admin to store management, fitness has been at the forefront of my mind. In 2002 I decided that my working life needed to reflect my passion and I made the transition to the fitness industry.

I have worked as a fitness instructor, kickboxing instructor, personal trainer, GP referral facilitator and now a rehabilitation practitioner at well known London hospital.

I have worked with some really diverse clients/ patients through out my time and whether the goal is high level or simply managing to walk to the local shops I have always built good working relationships to get the best out of people”.

“I started a pro MMA fighting career in 2008 and have had 20 fight thus far, I have tasted both victory and defeat but both have spurred me on to evolve and keep pushing forward. The truth be told you will always be a student in martial arts its a journey always learning, finding new techniques whether black belt or not.

I have spent my fighting career learning from and training with a wide variety people from a number disciplines (BJJ, Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, boxing and more)”.

“I have tasted both victory and defeat but both have spurred me on to evolve and keep pushing forward”.

Experience

  • Kickboxing Blackbelt (practicing since 1995)
  • Kickboxing coach since 2005
  • Former strength & conditioning coach for Pound for Pound MMA
  • Pro MMA fighter (8 years)
  • Fitness industry (14 years)
  • GP referral
  • Rehabilitation work (8 years)

Qualifications

  • REPs level 4
  • Loughborough College: chronic respiratory disease exercise instructor
  • CYQ: Exercise referral for clients with specific controlled conditions
  • Future Fit: Personal training & advanced instructor
  • Future Fit: Torso training & core stability
  • CYQ: Level 2 circuit training
  • CYQ: Level 2 fitness instructor

Industry training & certificates

  • MMA/combat instructor certificate
  • Weight management
  • Functional Fitness
  • Power Plate Training Advanced
  • Motivational interviewing advanced & intermediate

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RICHIE IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR ONE-ON-ONE MMA AND MUAY THAI PERSONAL TRAINING

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PERSONAL TRAINING PRICES WITH RICHIE

MONTHLY SESSIONS

Block-book weekly sessions per month.

Save up to £20 per hour over individual sessions.

  • 1 SESSION PER WEEK
    (60 MINS)
  • £240
    per month
  • 1 SESSIONS PER WEEK
    (90 MINS)
  • £360
    per month
  • 2 SESSIONS PER WEEK
    (60 MINS)
  • £440
    per month

ONE-OFF SESSIONS

Book a single or block of sessions on your timetable.

Pay as you train or in advance.

COMMANDO BLITZ

Commando Training sessions per week over a 3 month window.

Train one-on-one or as a pair.

It will not be easy! But your time and effort will reward you many times over!!!

Big cost savings for an upfront commitment.

  • 4 SESSIONS PER WEEK
    (60 MINS)
    1 Person
  • £2,400
    for 3 months
  • 4 SESSIONS PER WEEK
    (60 MINS)
    2 People
  • £3,600
    for 3 months