TEAM ALPHA

POWER KICKBOXING & mIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Working from our in house Mixed Martial Arts room is World Class Kickboxing legend :

James ‘The Pretty Boy Assassin ‘ Watling,

with his Team Alpha brand.

 
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BIOGRAPHY AND COACHING HISTORY:

James has been involved with Martial Arts and the Fitness industry for over 30 years, coaching both amateur and professional athletes with teams from sports including: Rugby, Tennis, Basketball, MMA, Strongman Competitors, Boxing and Much More.

James Continues to deliver lectures and Workshops on Nutrition-Health and fitness, whilst Mentoring Young People and Adults on Positive change and Personal Development - Combined with extensive work within Schools ,Collages and learning services to promote the positive benefits of exercise, nutrition , supplements with a focus on personal responsibility for positive change.

James began to study various coaching methods and ideologies whilst serving as a Qualified Physical Training Instructor with the 6th Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

These included Strength and Conditioning techniques, Body building, Resistance based weight training, Gym Conditioning, Track conditioning, and the intense study and application of nutrition and sport supplementation for maximum effectiveness.

Having had a most successful professional fighting career including many title victories across the globe and running his own supplement brand and Endorsements along with 1:1 coaching from Novice beginners to professional athletes, he truly lives the mantra of ‘Hard work and Dedication’

James began his 30 years Martial Arts study with Muay Thai boxing, whilst studying these disciplines: Shotokan and Wado Ryu Karate , Praying Mantis and Wing Chun Kung Fu, Full Contact and Chinese Kickboxing, Judo , Gracie Barra Jujitsu , along with Amateur and Professional Boxing.

James has been sponsored and endorsed by a number of Sports Nutrition companies and Fight wear Clothing brands– In 2005 along with business partner Scott Watling they bought and ran a successful Nutrition Company which also included the marketing ,formulation and branding design for this wide and effective product range.

As part of the growth of ‘Sport Sense Nutrition’ they also teamed up with a number of ‘Bricks and Mortar’ stores in and around Scotland combined with a successful and expansive website.  

Accolades

The 'Pretty Boy Assassin' Holds a Professional record of 20-6-1(15)

With the following Titles and Achievements:

  • WKA British Amateur Team -World Championships -1999 Beirut-

  • WKA amateur British full-contact Super Cruiserweight champion

  • WKA amateur World full contact Cruiserweight Silver medallist

  • WKA English professional kickboxing Cruiserweight champion

  • WKA 3x British Professional full contact Super-light heavyweight kickboxing champion

  • WKF British full contact Light Cruiserweight Kickboxing Champion

  • IKF Worlds #1 light Cruiserweight kickboxing champion 2005-2014

  • WKF World #1 light Cruiserweight Contender 2012

  • WKO World Title Contender 2018

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At The Gym

James Is now based at the Dynamic Elite Fitness Super Gym In Alnwick

Coaching 'Alpha Jnr’ Mentoring and Martial Arts Sessions for young people,

Power Kickboxing /Mixed Martial Arts and of course Private Tuition.

These Sessions run as follows :

WEDNESDAYS -

ALPHA JNRS (Ages 6-10) MARTIAL ARTS MENTORING 4-5pm

ALPHA SNRS (Ages 11-15) MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEVELOPMENT 5-6pm

FEMALE COMBAT POWER KICKBOXING 6-7pm

MIXED - POWER KICKBOXING & STRIKING BASED MMA 7-8pm

PRIVATE TUITION-

One to One tuition is available along with private group and partner sessions.

These can cover any or the martial arts disciplines along with tuition in various strength and conditioning work ,resistance based gym coaching ,Nutritional science ,sports supplement use and application with coaching in Practical psychology.