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meet the team

Meet the team

The instructors at Adaptive Budo have been training and teaching martial arts for many years.  Have a look below to meet the team.

You can also verify any of the instructors and their credentials by going to : 
www.bmaba.org.uk/verify

or click on the links in the instructors profiles below, that will take you through to their instructors listing on the British Martial Arts and Boxing Associations verification page. 

Gary Henshaw
Chief Instructor
7th Dan

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

BMABA INDUCTED
COVID AWARE
BMABA LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR
BMABA LEVEL 2 INSTRUCTOR
FREC 4 FIRST AID TRAINED
SAFEGUARDING TRAINER
LEVEL 3 EDUCATION AND TRAINING
DBS CHECKED


Gary is our Chief Instructor, Safeguarding Lead, and is responsible for the day to day running of the club and ensuring the club runs in a safe and enjoyable way.  

In Garys professional career he is a first aid and safeguarding trainer for a private mental health hospital group that provides mental health services for the NHS.

Mick Henshaw
Instructor
8th Dan

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

BMABA INDUCTED
COVID AWARE


FAW FIRST AID TRAINED


DBS CHECKED


Mick is our highest graded instructor and has run his own academy for many years.  Micks background is in traditional Kung Fu and Ju-Jitsu and he also has a huge love for Atemi-Jutsu. In later years Mick has re-discovered a love for weapons especially edged and throwing weapons.   


Paul Duffy
Instructor
5th Dan

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

BMABA INDUCTED
COVID AWARE
BMABA LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR

FAW FIRST AID TRAINED


DBS CHECKED


Paul is one of our longest running members, and one of our loved and respected instructors.  Paul has a penchant for a spinning back kick and adores his Ju Jitsu. 

Paul is also a skilled weapons instructor favoring the Kama over the Nunchaku, and also being fond of a nice Yawara-Bo. 

Kevin Rice
Instructor
3rd Dan

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

BMABA INDUCTED
COVID AWARE


FAW FIRST AID TRAINED


DBS CHECKED


Kevin (Kev) is another of our long running students thats been with us now well over 10 years.

Being a professional driving instructor brings a very skilled teaching style to the mix with Kev, adding this to his martial skill (Kev is ace with a Bo Staff) makes him another of our well respected and skilled instructors.   

qualifications

Qualifications

As well as being experienced black belts, first aid and safeguarding trained, all of our instructors hold the BMABA induction award, and either hold or are working towards completing their BMABA Level 1 and 2 Instructor awards