Hertfordshire and Essex Classes

SunDavid Nicholls 6th Degree Black Belt

MSc. (Sports + Exercise Science)

(07968 282085)


3rd Dans; Maani H, Nic C,

2nd Dans; Jane A, Binesh S

John M BCCMA British 75k Sanda and 75k Qinda Champion, Adam H, Simon H.
5.30-7:30 pm

Kickboxing and Traditional (Incl. weapons)The Dan Tien Centre, Harebreaks,

N. Watford

WD24 6NJ
Sun (temp closed )David Nicholls 6th Degree Black Belt (07968 282085)

Sifu Jane Anderson 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Sifu Binesh Shah 2nd Dan Black Belt

DBS registered

4:30-5:30 pm

Kids Class (5-10 years) The Dan Tien Centre, Harebreaks,

N. Watford

WD24 6NJ
TuesNic Cumming 3rd Degree Black Belt (07912 600879)

Deputies: 2nd Degree: Jane Anderson, John Machell Current BCCMA British 75k Sanda Champion.

7:30pm -9:30 pm

Kickboxing and TraditionalHarebreaks Community Hub

(1st floor Studio)

WD24 6NJ
Harebreaks, N. Watford
Tues Gabby Paintin 1st degree Black Belt (07894 901 686)

8:00-10:00pmKickboxing and TraditionalRiverside Ice & Leisure Centre,

(Studio 2 - behind pool)

Chelmsford, Essex

(and 3rd Sat every month in London)
John Machell 2nd Degree Black Belt

BCCMA 2017 U75 British Sanda Champion

BCCMA 2018 U75 British Qingda Champion (call David 07968 282085)
8:15-9:15pmSanda kickboxing skills and FitnessThe Dan Tien Centre, Harebreaks,

N. Watford

WD24 6NJ

Watford, Herts
(other days available in London)

SEE BELOW for venue Directions and Instructor Biographies:

Instructor: Senior Master Nicholas Cumming, 3rd Degree Black Belt

Nicholas Cumming - Chopping Blocks
Nicholas Cumming – Chopping Blocks

 Instructor Biographies:

Bushey Grove in Bushey, and Dan Tien  in Watford .  Resident Kickboxing Instructor.
<href=”#bioherts”> David Nicholls 6th Degree Black Belt, is one of the few highly experienced Senior Instructors (25 years teaching with a plenitude of coaching qualifications) who also holds a Masters in Sports and Exercise Science (MSc. SES).  Giving this former full contact fighter and co founder  of San Shou Kuan a unique perspective as instructors typically have either traditional martial arts experience or academic knowledge but seldom both to an international level. To enhance his early training he also spent months in Thai Boxing camps in Thailand and trained in UK boxing clubs for many years.
David also teaches short intensive martial arts courses to professional actors to help solidify their skills for stage and action combat.
He is still a keen student of martial arts, always looking to absorb what is useful from other styles when possible, He was also recently elected onto the EXEC board of the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts (Official UK governing body of Chinese Martial Arts).</href=”#bioherts”>

Nicholas Cumming 3rd degree Black Belt.  BCCMA British Sanda and Qingda Veteran Finalist. He was the principle Instructor in Dubai running several classes for 3 years. He is now a head of department teacher in a large school and one of San Shou Kuan’s Child Protection Officers (CPO) who can be contacted directly by any parent who might have any concerns or questions.  Nic, is a BCCMA Level 2 qualified coach, (currently studying for Level 3 martial arts coach  – BCCMA are the Governing body for Chinese Martial arts in UK)

Dion Bowes  3rd degree Black Belt. A former kickboxing champion and holds senior black belts in Chinese, Japanese and Filipino martial arts, served for over 23 years in the Armed Forces and was an elite military instructor.

Jane Anderson 2nd degree Black Belt.  Came top (men and women) at a large WSK National Black Grading  and for over 5 years has successfully taught several different classes in and around the Watford area.  Impressively she then repeated the success of her Black Belt grading and came top (men and women) taking her SSK 2nd Degree Black Belt.  Jane has a great reputation for being exceptionally modest and one of the most approachable instructors with a sharp eye for detail and exceptionally powerful punching and kicking ability.

Binesh Shah 2nd degree Black Belt, has over 25 years’ experience in martial arts, gained his black belt in 1999. Used to teach in the Sobell Leisure Centre, Holloway (north London). Now training in Watford with David. Main strength is his boxing ability. Enjoys teaching and learning the skills of San Shou Kuan and currently taking the lead for the team on instructors teaching classes for children.

John Machell 1st Degree Black Belt,
2017 BCCMA British U75k Sanda Champion,   2018 BCCMA British 75k Qingda Champion.
Assisted by Aaron Canlas;  both are active Sanda (full contact kickboxing with throwing) fighters and gained their SSK Black Belts whilst still teenagers under David Nicholls approx 15 years ago.  John is a BCCMA Level 2 qualified martial arts coach, (currently studying for Level 3  – BCCMA are the Governing body for Chinese Martial arts in UK)

Aaron Canlas 1st Degree Black Belt, (BJJ Blue belt) Current British Sanda Finalist.

Cath Agnihotri,  Brown Belt, Watford SSK Youth Secretary.   After a long absence due to raising a family and injury rehab, Cath is back  helping parents and SSK with all things related to children whilst training towards her own Black Belt.  As a professional working with young children,  she is a great asset back on the team.  Cath, is also currently studying to be a BCCMA Level 2 martial arts coach (BCCMA are the Governing body for Chinese Martial arts in UK)

Chelmsford, Essex Resident kickboxing Instructor

Gabriel (Gabby) Paintin 1st degree Black Belt,  teaches the class in Chelmsford, which has been running for many years. Gabby a former sprinter now senior planning engineer, is a very agile and athletic Black Belt and a very brave man as he also teaches his Black Belt wife kickboxing in the class. Gabby and Ada are also SSK 2016 Taolu National champions. (Dr Ada also helps out,  as our medic at SSK events).

Venue: Dan Tien Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 6NJ
Travel: M1 Jn.5 Northbound or Jn.6 Southbound; M25 Jn.19 cw or Jn.21a ccw
Underground: Watford (Met line)
British Rail: Watford Junction – short walk away and your Oyster card is valid
Free car Park behind building and unrestricted parking on surrounding roads.
[travel times: Brent Cross to M1Jn.5  20mins; Euston to Watford Jnc. 15 mins]

Special Notes: Training as usual ( kids classes normally continue through school holidays)

 Londoners Special Note: Oyster Card covers BR Watford Junction*
and Watford Underground

Nearest Underground:
Watford Metropolitan line  (2 miles from venue)

Nearest British Rail Stations:
Watford North, (0. 7 mile), Watford Junction (0.9  mile or walk along St Albans Rd)

*No.8 bus (every 20 mins) 5 minute ride Wat. Junc. to Harebreaks Maude Crescent
(or any bus travelling up St. Albans road can drop you off 5 min walk from Harebreaks)

Venue Name: Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre  (Studio 2 – past Swimming pool changing rooms

Venue Name: Harebreaks Community Hub (1st Floor Studio above “The Dan  Tien Centre”)

Address: The Harebreaks,  North Watford, WD24 6NJ

(venue has  free car park behind it, no parking restrictions on nearby roads)

Special Notes: Training as usual

( Oyster railcard covers BR Watford Junction*
and Watford Underground )

Nearest Underground:
Watford Metropolitan line  (2 miles from venue)

Nearest British Rail Stations:
Watford North, (0. 7 mile), Watford Junction (0.9  mile)

*No.8 bus (every 20 mins) Wat. Jun. ETD 18:43 to Harebreaks Maude Crescent ETA 18:52
(or any bus travelling up St. Albans road can drop you off 5 min walk from Harebreaks)

Venue Name: Hatfield Leisure Centre

Address: Travellers Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 8TJ

Special Notes: Hatfield Class and Hatfield University class have moved and combined with Watford classes, till a suitable venue is found.

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