Paul McBride




 Paul McBride



 > Expertise

  • Kickboxing


    Thai Boxing

    Submission Wrestling


    Self Defence (Krav Maga/Systema)



At the age of 8 I started boxing, I then went on to do Shotokan Karate,  Judo, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, and then at the age of 16 started Kickboxing and continued to focus on Kickboxing training 6 days per week for the next 14 years and competing and coaching at World level and representing Great Britain and England. During which time I also trained in Muay Thai  (Thai Boxing), Taekwondo and Kyokushin Karate (Full Contact Bare Handed Knock Down Karate) Training under a Japanese Teacher who was a direct student for 34 years of Mas Oyama (The Founder of Kyokushin Karate).

For a number of years I worked in Close Protection and Bodyguarding,  working with many world famous celebrity actors and footballers . Constantly evolving my skills I trained in Krav Maga and the ancient Russian Martial Art of  Systema.  These martial arts are more suitable for people working in close protection or as a self defence system.

Due to successfully achieving my goals and other unexpected life circumstances I retired from competing in kickboxing in 2005 and over the next 12 months  became excitingly interested in MMA ( Mixed Martial Arts) and started MMA.  In MMA we have been predominantly focused on Boxing, Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jui Jitsu or BJJ and drawing upon useful skills from my other Martial arts that I implemented into MMA.

I started with a local club and then went to The Wolfslair MMA Academy, home to many UFC  fighters and I was immediately offered the role of the striking coach for the professional fighters, which I turned down as I wanted to focus on fighting. I then signed a 6 year contract with them as a Professional MMA fighter. The Wolfslair closed it’s doors due to management closing the gym and I then trained with many training partners I had made friends with along the way until finally joining Team Kaobon, I had a couple of years out from competition due to running my own full time business but have now returned to Martial Arts full time and I am currently a professional MMA fighter, fighting out of Team Kaobon.


Black Belt Shotokan Karate 2nd Dan

Black Belt Freestyle Karate 5th Dan

Black Belt Kickboxing 5th Dan

Black Belt Kyokushin Karate 1st Dan

1995 English Champion

1996 Multiple British Champion titles

1997 Multiple British Champion titles

1997 European Grand Champion and Multiple British Champion titles

1998 Multiple British Champion titles

1999 Multiple British Champion titles

2000 Multiple British Champion titles

2001 Multiple British Champion titles

2002 Multiple British Champion titles

2003 WKA World Champion and Multiple British Champion titles

2004 WKA World Champion and Multiple British Champion titles

2004 IAKSA World Champion and Multiple British Champion titles

2005 WKA World Champion and Multiple British Champion titles

2005 IAKSA World Champion and Multiple British Champion titles