David Hodkinson

David Hodkinson

Role:

  • Head Boxing Coach
  • MarineFit Coach

David is a part owner and head Boxing coach at FCPC. David started Boxing at the age of 11 and amassed 95 fights as an amateur winning 79 of those fights and holding various Amateur titles including North West Champion, East Lancs Champion and School boy number 1. David was selected 3 times to represent England in multinational championships against Russia, Scotland and Germany where he fought the World Amateur number 1.

At aged 20 David joined The Parachute Regiment and spent 5 years travelling the world on operations and representing The Regiment in the Army Boxing Championships. It was at the Army Boxing Championships where he was noted as an exceptional talent and scouted to fight for the British Army team which meant David could commit full time to training in the sport he loves. David represented then Army team 7 times winning 6 fights against some top international opposition.

Since leaving the Army David decided to broaden his horizons and learn a grappling art to accompany his Boxing skills. He started training in Brazillian Ju Jitsu and has never looked back!! Davids competitive nature however meant that just learning wasn’t enough, he wanted to test his skills for real. This lead to David transitioning to MMA and after just 6 months training in MMA won his first fight by TKO due to strikes in the 1st round.

Davids Boxing classes are a mixture of Old School hard work with New School training methods!! With his wealth of knowledge and experience from Boxing around the World, David structures his classes to make sure everyone develops their skill set at the same rate as they imrove their fitness.

As well as his time spent in the Army, David also learned some hard life lessons when he took up a role as a Bodyguard in Afganistan as part of the British Embassy Close Protection team, guarding such clients as David Milliband and Hillary Clinton.

His life experience, Boxing knowledge and approachable nature make David an invaluable Instructor as part of our MarineFit programme.