Paul comes from a Martial Art background and started out in Shotokan karate earning a first dan at an early age with Bob Eden, before moving on to Ken u Kai karate earning a first dan with Dave Palmer. He has also competed in Judo before starting Thai boxing at the age of 14 under 5 times world champion Ronnie Green, where he found Muay Thai appealed to him the most due to its effectivness as a martial art. This appeal led him to continue training and teaching for 22 years and counting.


Paul also has vast amounts of experience in the fitness industry, achieving numerous fitness awards, including; 

  • Crossfit Level 1

  • Fitness Instructor Level 2 with Y.M.C.A

  • Personal Trainer with Focus

  • Personal Trainer with Premier International

  • British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

  • Muay Thai Instructor

  • ABA Level 1 Boxing Coach


Paul has the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals whatever they are, from losing a few pounds and becoming more active, to training for professional competition.

Paul O'Dee


Rafik Tahraoui

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Rafik is a two sport international athlete, he has represented Great Britain in both Water Polo and Handball on Olympic Programmes.

  • 11 year senior international sporting career

  • 9 years experience working as a performance specialist with professional & international teams & athletes - 5 years delivering Nutrition and S&C consultancy services

  • 12 years weightlifting experience

  • 4 years tutoring and assessing weightlifting coaching courses for British Weightlifting

  • Holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Science, Strength & Conditioning from the University of Salford Manchester 

  • Holds an MSc in Strength & Conditioning from the University of Salford Manchester

  • 6 years public speaking experience.