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Meet the people who make the show possible.

Mark Strange 

We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that Mark Strange will be attending the show.

Mark is a British film actor that has a 40 year career in Martial Arts and Film and recently had a feature role in IP Man 4: The Finale and has some exciting projects on the horizon.

Mark will be joining us at the show for a Q & A session, photo opportunities and signings and will be running a workshop for us.

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https://www.markstrange.co.uk

Check out Mark's website for more info

Lee A Charles

Lee Charles will be attending the show for photos, signings and a Q&A

Former 6 x World Kickboxing Champion, former multi European & British Champion….

Recently appeared in Expend4bles, The Flash, Fast X, The Batman, Gangs of London, One Shot, Final Score, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and more….

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Chris Jones

Chris Jones will be at the show presenting for the day and conducting interviews. 

Chris began training in the 1980’s initially in WT Taekwondo before switching to ITF style Taekwondo and Kickboxing under Master Kim Stones at his Doncaster based full-time academy. In the late 1990’s, Chris began teach teaching for the academy, working there until the middle of 2002. In late 2002, Chris opened his own full-time centre based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire where he has continued to teach ever since. Alongside teaching, Chris also perused a career as an independent Stunt Performer and Screen Fighter working on numerous TV and Film productions around Europe and China over the last two decades. Most recently he worked on the Disney TV series ‘Culprits’, with his career starting off in late 2001 performing on the Royal Variety Show. In 2018 he started his podcast ‘Kick Back With Chris The Martial Arts Podcast’ initially just for a bit of fun to learn more about presenting and podcasting, it quickly took off and saw ‘Mittmaster’ Matthew Chapman join as regular co-host and the likes of Jean Claude Van Damme and Mark Dacascos featured and sharing our episodes.

Chris, for many years, was well known for teaching kicking workshops across the UK, often appearing to teach at Martial Arts events. Whilst more recently he’s taken a step back from teaching workshops, he still offers training courses via www.onlinekicking.co.uk and can sometimes be tempted back onto the mats for a kick about ;-)

For more information on Chris’s podcast and his presenting work, head over to www.kickbackpodcast.com 

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Ross O’Hennessy

Ross is best known for playing the Lord of Bones in Game of Thrones. Ross came from a working class background before walking the boards at the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Check out the link for more information.

https://m.imdb.com/name/nm1090815/?fbclid=IwAR0bvonI9sRhJ9C8SbbbdXijYZaOA_9gG80cMGjEP2pHZ9UrHTlGDQ10viI

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Mittmaster Matt

Matt Chapman has been a martial arts student for 35 years, instructor for 20 years, author of several books and creator of the Mittmaster Pad Training system. His unique pad training system includes over 500 pad drills for Boxing, Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Thaiboxing & MMA and is used daily by 10,000 instructors, coaches and school owners around the world.

Matt's mission is to help martial arts instructors, learn more, earn more and have a greater impact in their communities

https://www.facebook.com/mittmastermatt

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Gus Rogers

Angus Rogers Third Dan Tang Soo Do

Links to website

Club Website - https://www.hovtsd.com/

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@HOVTangSooDo

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EbbwValeTangSooDo

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tiggertsd/


I am a third Dan Tang Soo Do Black Belt under the WTSDA. I started my training in 1996. I received my Black Belt in October 1999. I started teaching in 2010. I received my third dan in 2014. I got my Dojang n 2017. Became professional Instructor in 2019. Left WTSDA in 2023. I have won 2 gold and two silver in the 2012 and 2014 World Championships in USA. I have won National Grand Champion 4 times in UK (2012, 2017,2018,2019) and European Grand Champion twice (2013 and 2019). I have been inducted into the UK Martial Arts Hall of Fame (2018/19/21).

Tang Soo Do is known for it’s kicking and especially jump kicks. We have also tried to incorporate many applications from our forms to realistic and functional self defence. We also train in many weapons and we always try to keep growing and learn as we go.

My Dojang is called Heads of the Valleys Tang Soo Do and we teach traditional Tang Soo Do there, as well as Eskrima sticks, kickboxing, grappling and other stretching and fitness classes. Our motto is “Master the enemy within and all others cease to be”. And our goal is brining Martial Arts accessible and achievable for everyone.

Heads of the Valleys Tang Soo Do club have been running sessions for people with additional needs since 2019 and specialise in integrating students with Autism into mainstream classes. This is an excellent way for people to socialise, build confidence and develop coping strategies to reduce anxiety – as well as the physical benefits of exercising.

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