Head MMA & BJJ Coach
Martin started training in MMA in around 2004 while serving as a Royal Marines Commando and has dedicated his life to it ever since.
After turning a professional in 2007, ‘Stapes’ gained a reputation as a fight finisher early in his career and in 2008 was selected to travel to Las Vegas to compete on The Ultimate Fighter as part of the UFC’s first ever Team UK.
On returning from the USA, Stapes decided to leave the Royal Marines and pursue his passion for MMA full time, which
led him to opening The Full Contact Performance Centre.
Since then Stapes
and breathed every aspect of the professional fighter’s lifestyle, training twice a day under the guidance of the world renowned SBG.
Along the way, Stapes
has won 3 Professional British titles, 1 European title and in 2012 was crowned the Cage Contender International Tournament Champion after winning an 8-man tournament with three victories in one night!
hit a career highlight in November 2015 by winning the title of World Champion with one of the world’s biggest MMA organisations, BAMMA. Stapes
one of the only fighters in the world to have competed on The Ultimate Fighter, Bellator, BAMMA and Cage Warriors.
As a coach, Stapes
in leading by example and creating a learning environment where all his students can chase their own dream and harvest their creativity:
“Consistency, strong work ethic and a growth mindset are the key. I try to promote a culture in my MMA & BJJ Teams where these qualities are praised above anything else.”