The Ocean Gym Team
All our chief instructors are insured, qualified and first aid trained.
(Personal Training, Thai Boxing, Boxing and MMA)
Sean is one of the founders of the Ocean Gym and has a wealth of experience in the fitness industry, first qualifying as a Thai Boxing instructor in 1990 and thus opening the Lumpini Gym in London and Kent, he then qualified as an England ABA coach. In 2005, he expanded his qualifications and gained a Premier Diploma in Personal Training. Sean has trained numerous fighters from novice level through to World Champions; including Thai Boxers; Kieran Keddle - World Champion, Alan Keddle - European Champion and the following Area to British Champions; Simon Clarke, Lee Kellman, Adam Grew, Lee Taylor, Dan Hope, Rachel Clark and Simon Eastwood. In MMA, Sean has coached many MMA fighters, but most notably; Tom 'Kong' Watson, Mark Adams and the rising Dan Hope.
On a personal level, he has successfully competed in Boxing and Thai Boxing having started in Amateur Boxing at the age of 10 and then switching to Muay Thai. He has since been retired from fighting for the past 20 years choosing to focus on coaching others. However, he continues to train in different martial arts including MMA, Jujitsu, Wrestling and Judo. He is also a successful endurance runner and has been competing in running events for the past 25 years. He has gained much knowledge into fitness training, having trained both successful fighters but also has helped many people achieve weight loss, fitness and improved health goals working with people from all backgrounds.
Nick Brookes - Black Belt BJJ
Black Belt Under Roger Gracie
Blue Belt December 21st 2004
Purple Belt September 19th 2006
Brown belt September 19th 2007
Black belt October 31st 2009
Nick Brooks joined the Roger Gracie academy on the day it opened on the 12th of Februrary 2004, And 7 months later fought his first BJJ competition the Londinium international BJJ championship where Nick won all his fights by submission to take GOLD and thus became hooked on competition. He has since gone on to win numerous international competitions in both Gi and NoGi events, including the World masters, that he has one twice. In 2009, he won Gold whilst representing the UK in the European Championships and helped the UK team secure Bronze adding to his numerous success. http://www.millhillju-jitsuclub.com
Guest Instructors that have taught seminars and occassional classes at the gym.
(Sombo Wrestling Master - MMA)
Paul is one of the UK's most successful Sombo Wrestlers and earned himself a Bronze Medal at the World Sombo Masters. He is an excellent instructor and occasionally takes our MMA classes.
Rachel is runs the office and Ocean Gym Shop, she is also a YMCA Personal Trainer and holds the following further qualifications; YMCA Nutrition and Weight Management, YMCA Sports Conditioning and FutureFit GP Referral. Rachel has been involved in fitness for over ten years on a personal level competing in both running and thai boxing competitions, working on all components of fitness and nutrition. She also has worked with national level junior tetrathaletes as the team's fitness and running coach. Working as a personal trainer, she has trained many people with varying goals, helping people achieve weight loss, exercise around illness or injury, core strength and toning, competing in a race, learning a martial art to training people to compete.
She is still an active Boxer and Thai Boxer and is the current WPKL Ladies Southern Area Professional Champion. With a passion for outdoor pursuits, she is a keen endurance runner, cyclist, hiker and swimmer. Away from the fitness sector she holds an honours degree and spent seven years working in the Financial Services and Investment Banking industry both in the UK and USA before setting up her own fitness business.Other Staff