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Welcome to BICMA

The BICMA qualified Coaches

Under UK health and safety laws all coaches must have successfully completed a coaching course and be certified, if the coach has no qualifications (a black belt/sash is a personal achievement and not a qualification) their insurance will be null and void. Also their qualifications should be quite recent, within six years.


Please find below Club coaches who have successfully competed The BICMA Club Coach award and are qualified to teach and run a club.

Alasdair Monteith  Head coach and coaching director

Andrew Harris  Senior Club Coach/Sparring Coach


Jonathan Lam Club Coach

Max Khaihra  Club Coach

Kurren Nischal Club Coach

Sonya Coakley Hanan Club Coach



Saima Lee Shaikh Assistant coach

Mark Smit  Assistant coach

Patrick Meehan Assistant coach


The above people have complete the 6th cycle of the coaching award. If people are claiming to be qualified by the BICMA their name will appear on this page. If you like have information regarding our coaching courses for 2013 or coaching in general please send us an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





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BICMA provides the highest level of coaching and professionalism by 'de-mystifying' martial arts. Through comprehensive teaching we encourage students from all backgrounds regardless of sex, age and ability, to have a better understanding of the benefits of participating, such as improved fitness, flexibility, confidence, awareness and self esteem.

We achieve extraordinary results from ordinary people through our coaching system.

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