Instructors

Our Instructors

Our instructors are insured, qualified, and DBS checked. The club operates a child protection policy and has attended a Safeguarding course for Children and Young People to ensure we provide the safest training environment possible for you and your family.

Elemental Kickboxing Leeds

Head Instructor

David Kenyon

David Kenyon

He has practiced freestyle karate and kickboxing since 1998, instructed since 2004 and taught privately since 2006. He graded for his 1st Dan black belt under Gareth Lloyd Evans (5th Dan) in 2003, his 2nd Dan black belt under Tom Hibbert (7th Dan) in May 2006, his 3rd Dan black belt under Tom Hibbert (7th Dan) in December 2009, and his 4th Dan black belt under Brian Beck (8th Dan) in January 2014.

David has experience in Karate, Boxing, Kickboxing and Jujitsu. He has competed in numerous British National Championships since 2003 in the minus 80KG weight categories, and attends regular seminars to increase his knowledge in martial arts and fitness.

David is the owner of Elemental Fitness and Elemental Kickboxing Academy. He graduated in Sports, Health, and Nutrition (BSc Hons) at Leeds University and has experience of teaching kickboxing to special needs children and young people.

Senior Instructors

Edward Kelly

Edward Kelly

Edward has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since January 2014. He is a 3rd dan black belt freestyle karate and kickboxing and a level 3 qualified personal trainer.

Edward graded for his 1st Dan Black Belt under Gareth Lloyd Evans (5th Dan) in September 2008, his 2nd Dan black belt under Tom Hibbert (7th Dan) in June 2010, and his 3rd Dan black belt under Brian Beck (8th Dan) October 2015.

Edward's energy and jump spinning kicks go hand in hand to make him a fierce fighter. He has a keen eye for sparring and likes high intensity training specific to martial arts through the use of aerobic and anaerobic training to improve strength and overall body conditioning.

He has competed in a number national and international championships which include achieving a silver and bronze medal in points fighting at the WKC World Championships in 2009 in Dublin, Ireland.

Richard Cuff

Richard Cuff

Richard has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since January 2010. He is a 2nd dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing and has experience in Tai Kwon Do.

Richard has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since January 2010 and graded for his 1st Dan black belt under David Kenyon (4th Dan) in May 2013, and his 2nd Dan black belt under Brian Beck (8th Dan) in October 2015.

Richard has a keen eye for detail with great form. His patience and kind nature makes him a fantastic teacher of the style – however underneath this exterior is a serious fighter wanting to take it to the next level every time.

He has competed in numerous British National Championships since 2010 in the plus 90KG weight categories which include achieving gold in 2016.

Richard currently instructs our Wednesday evening class.

Bally Chana

Bally Chana

Bally has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since January 2010. She is a 2nd dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing.

Bally has trained with the Head Instructor, David, since 2003. She graded for her 1st Dan black belt under Tom Hibbert (7th Dan) in May 2008, and her 2nd Dan black belt under Tom Hibbert (7th Dan) in January 2012

Bally is an experienced and patient instructor with a keen eye for technique, form and aggression, making her well rounded for producing some competitive fighters and great martial artists. She has worked with a wide range of individuals, which includes working with the hearing impaired.

Bally currently assists with our children’s classes and trains with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds.

James Clark

James Clark

James has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2012. He is a 2nd dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing, and level 3 qualified personal trainer.

James has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2012 and graded for his 2nd Dan black belt under David Kenyon (4th Dan) since 2009.

James has excellent form and technique, he is a patient and well rounded instructor with a wealth of experience. His dedication for kickboxing shows through his hard training ethics and passion for the sport. James is committed member of Elemental Kickboxing Leeds he is always focused on improving his own ability as well as the ability of the members he teaches

He has over 5 years experience of working full time in the industry as a martial arts instructor and personal trainer. James instructing approach is combined with his personal training experience making his routines incredibly effective and extremely varied keeping lessons fun and educational.

James has competed in numerous British National Championships since 2014 in the plus 90KG weight categories which includes achieving silver in 2016.

James currently runs out Wednesday childrens class, Saturday childrens class and Saturday adults class.

Ian Jefferies

Ian Jefferies

Ian has trained with Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2009. He is a 1st dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing and has experience in boxing.

Ian graded for his 1st Dan black belt in in May 2013 under David Kenyon (4th Dan) in May 2013.

He is an enthusiastic member of the club and brutal fighter. His patience and energy go hand in hand making him a great instructor pushing you as far as your body will allow.

Ian has competed in numerous British National Championships since 2010 in the minus 90KG and minus 85KG weight categories which includes him achieving silver and gold medals in 2012.

Ian currently runs our Monday evening class.

Instructors

Nathan Lammonby

Nathan Lammonby

Nathan has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2011. He is a 1st dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing.

Nathan graded for his 1st Dan black belt under David Kenyon (4th Dan) in June 2016.

Nathan is a powerful fighter. His form and power work to his advantage when sparring on the circuits. He is a keen weight trainer and enjoys keeping fit through a variety of means. This combination of training keeps him in top physical shape when engaging in his martial arts training.

Nathan competed in numerous British National Championships since 2010 in the minus 80KG weight categories which includes achieving gold in 2015.

Nathan assists during our classes and offers cover to our classes when required helping to keep the club running all year round.

Keith Hill

Keith Hill

Keith has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2011. He is a 1st dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing.

He graded for his 1st Dan black belt under David Kenyon (3rd Dan) in June 2016.

Keith is an enthusiastic club member. His passion for martial arts training is to be admired. He combines his martial arts training with weight training making him a strong martial artist. Keiths lean physique and high levels of fitness makes him a great instructor pushing your body above and beyond its limits every class.

Keith assists during our classes, provides class cover when required and runs the first Tuesday of every month to keep involved with beginners, meet new members and work on his instructing ability in preparation for his 2nd dan grading.

Kris Mclaughlin

Kris Mclaughlin

Kris has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2011. He is a 1st dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing.

He graded for his 1st Dan black belt under David Kenyon (4th Dan) in June 2016.

Kris is a patient and well rounded instructor. He is a passionate martial artist and enjoys helping others develop their skills. He is continuously developing his own skills from taking part in regular classes, attending martial arts seminars and personal training sessions.

Kris assists during our classes and offers cover to our classes when required helping to keep the club running all year round. We are planning on Kris running a weekly class in the near future.

Dale Norfolk

Dale Norfolk

Dale has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2010. He is a 1st dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing.

Dale graded for his 1st Dan black belt under David Kenyon (4th Dan) in June 2016.

Dale is a powerful fighter. His large statures make him a force in the ring. This is not to say his frame slows him down, Dale is continuously working on his speed and technical ability alongside his instructing.

Dale assists during our classes and provides self defence training on a monthly basis as part of our senior class run by David. Dale is a keen martial artists with a wealth of knowledge in the area, he enjoys analysing fight sequences and reading up on martial arts literature.

Sanaa Khan

Sanaa Khan

Sanaa has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2011. She is a 1st dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing and level 3 personal trainer. Sanaa has graded under David Kenyon (4th Dan) to date.

Sanaa is not afraid. She is a inspiration to many and will never back down from a challenge. Her form is clean which is complimented with speed and precision. She enjoys fitness and weight training making her a competitive fighter and all around great martial artist. This combination of training keeps her in top physical shape.

Sanaa has competed in numerous British National Championships since 2010 in the minus 65KG weight categories and most recently competed in a white collar MMA event raising money for Cancer Research.

Sanaa assists during our classes, in particular our childrens classes and provides cover when required. She works for Elemental Fitness as a part time personal trainer by running boot camps and personal training sessions. We have plans to involve Sanaa more in the future, with the hope of running a female only kickboxing class.

Ryan Butler

Ryan Butler

Ryan has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2013. He is a 1st dan black belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing. Ryan has graded under David Kenyon (4th Dan) to date.

Ryan is a fantastic martial artist. His technical ability is impressive which is complimented by his genuine and honest nature. Ryan's KATA forms appear effortless when performed whilst his pad work and partner work is fast and furious. He is an inspiration to the younger club members in the classes and is admired by adults due to his flexibility, leg strength and all around top form. He is consistently wanting to improve and better his technical ability and we look forward to what he achieves in the future.

Ryan assists during our classes, in particular our childrens classes and provides cover when required.

Junior Instructors

Millie Aveyard

Millie Aveyard

Millie has trained with the Elemental Kickboxing Leeds since 2010. She is a senior purple belt in freestyle karate and kickboxing. Millie has graded under David Kenyon (4th Dan) to date.

Millie has top technical form for her level. Her kicks are already impressive with a lot of potential. Millie is a kind and hardworking student who assists with our childrens classes on a weekly basis. Millie hopes to continue developing her martial arts skills and work towards her 1st dan black belt in the future.