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COACHING

TEAM

Hardy Wallhead have access to some of the best and most experienced coaches in the country. The level of coaching experience, mixed martial arts, athletic development and performance knowledge is hard to find anywhere else.

Dedicated to Mixed Martial Arts.  

Dan
Hardy

President

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With 36 professional Mixed Martial Arts fights and an extensive amateur career, Dan forged a path in the UK MMA scene that led to fights all over the world. A lifelong martial artist, fighter and combat obsessive Dan fought for numerous organisations before settling with the UFC and working is way to a title shot in 2010. Currently Dan provides analysis and commentary to multiple promotions while coaching and developing U.K. talent here at Hardy Wallhead MMA.

Jimmy 
Wallhead

Head Coach

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During Jimmys prolific fight career, he fought all over the world and with multiple promotions, from the domestic scene with Cage Warriors through to the International arena with KSW, Bellator and ultimately the UFC. 

Jimmy is now the Head coach with the pro team at Hardy Wallhead MMA as well as passing on his knowledge and experience through the classes and amateur programs here at the gym. 

Ollie 
Richardson

Performance Director

After a 15 year career as a performance coach with Team Rough House, England Rugby, Leicester Tigers, Queensland Reds and in the professional Japanese leagues, Ollie now manages the program at HardyWallhead MMA. 

Specialising in physical performance coaching, he also oversees and coaches the fitness and strength & conditioning components of the schedule. 

 

Joe
Taylor

BJJ COACH

Joe Taylor has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the best part of a decade. Schooled and mentored from day one by Braulio Estima black belt; Kevin Webb. He has competed and medalled in both Gi and NoGi competitions throughout his time in the sport but has now focused his attention on coaching having formed the ‘Venator Submission Grappling Club’.

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Assistant Coaches

Bobby Murray

Bobby has been a stalwart at Hardy Wallhead MMA, assisting the coaches and developing his own coaching style. 

Josh Hamilton

Having represented England in boxing, Josh has embarked on a cross over career in MMA guided by Jimmy Wallhead. With years of striking experience to pass on, Josh coaches numerous classes in the week.

Max Young

Max is a blue belt under Joe Taylor and regularly competes on the submission grappling scene when he isn’t teaching BJJ and No Gi here at the gym.

Ella Beale

With a background in Judo and Kick boxing, Ella is one of Hardy Wallhead aspiring pros and leads the woman’s M.M.A. only class.

Kieran Faul

Aspiring pro for Hardy-Wallhead and blue belt under Joe Taylor. Active competitor on the grappling scene with all intentions of making a name in the MMA scene.