Kevin O’Hagan has been training and coaching Martial arts for 44 years to date and is still actively on the mats daily.
He is a world- renowned reality based Martial artist who holds a 7thDan black belt masters grade in Combat jujutsu.
Kevin is a highly sought-after instructor for his extensive knowledge and understanding of the combat arts. He has taught his skills all over the world.
He first started training in 1975 and established his first club in Bristol in 1982.He has taught in Bristol ever since.
Kevin is a senior instructor with the British Combat Association and the All styles Martial arts association/self- defence federation.
He also holds black belt ranks in Karate Jutsu and Goshin Jutsu.
Kevin has also in the past competed in Professional MMA and many formats of grapple and strike, submission grappling and earlier forms of no holds barred fighting.
He last fought and won in the cage in a European welterweight title eliminator at the age of 43.
He was an early pioneer of cage fighting. Opening the first ever MMA classes in 2000 in his home city of Bristol and the South West.
Kevin was also part of the training team that coached and took the first British MMA fighter to Japan to fight in Pride fighting championships.
Kevin retired actively from competitive fighting at the age of 55 in 2016 winning a silver medal in the no Gi executive division of NAGA.
Kevin is a veteran Self Protection and reality combat exponent, and this is where his main area of expertise lies.
He has trained everybody from the forces, police, security, bodyguards and NHS frontline staff to business people travelling aboard and corporate clients.
He has written several books non-fiction and fiction as well as producing his own unique training DVD’s.
Kevin has been induced into the M.A.I hall of fame as well as receiving a lifetime achievement award for his services to the Martial arts.
These days Kevin mainly teaches private clients Combat jujutsu and Self- Protection as well as running yearly seminars and workshops.
Kevin is also certified in Sports psychology and NLP techniques and coaches people in positive thinking, fear management and mental preparation through his ‘Winning minds programme.’