Scott Edward Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is an English actor and martial artist who is best known for playing Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and Undisputed III: Redemption, Bradley Hume in Holby City, Ed Russell in Mile High and as Hector in The Expendables 2. Adkins has also appeared in Dangerfield, Hollyoaks, The Tournament TV series and many others, as well as many films.
Michael Bisping (born 28 February 1979) is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion, and The Ultimate Fighter 3 Light Heavyweight Tournament winner. As of 25 April 2015, Bisping is ranked #8 in official UFC middleweight rankings.
Lee Hasdell (born 13 December 1966, in Northampton, England) is a British Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer and Promoter. He promoted the first professional Mixed martial arts events in the United Kingdom. Lee Hasdell started his professional career in 1989, as a Kickboxer and between 1991-1992, he won three British titles in Kickboxing and Thai Boxing. Then in 1996, he became a World champion in Shootboxing, after winning the World FENASCO OKTAGON Challenge in Milan, Italy. Hasdell would only make two more Kickboxing appearances, in 2000 and 2002.
Gary Turner (born 2 September 1970) is an English professional mixed martial artist who fought in the Cage Rage and K-1 promotions. Turner was the K-1 UK Grand Prix champion in 2003 and 2004. As a mixed martial artist, he currently holds a record of 4-2-1 with notable victories over Tank Abbott and former British Heavyweight boxing champion, Julius Francis.
Edward William Barton-Wright CE, M.J.S. (member of the Japan Society) (1860–1951) was a British entrepreneur specialising in both self defence training and physical therapy. He is remembered today as having been one of the first Europeans to both learn and teach Japanese martial arts and as a pioneer of the concept of hybrid martial arts.
Emily Diana Watts (1867–1968) was among the first female instructors of the Japanese art of jujitsu in the Western world. She was also an innovator in the field of physical culture.
Rosemary Ann Sexton PhD (born 16 July 1977) is a mathematician, athlete, sports therapist, osteopath, writer and musician. She had a distinguished career in mixed martial arts (MMA), from which she retired in 2014.
William Vanderpuye (William Wallace Bruce-Vanderpuye) (born 1963 London), also known as Will Vanderpuye and Will Vanders, is an award-winning British actor broadcaster, writer voice-over artist and producer.
Edith Margaret Garrud (1872–1971) was among the first female professional martial arts instructors in the Western world. She is remembered for having trained the Bodyguard unit of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in jujutsu self-defence techniques.
Abdul Ali (Bengali: আব্দুল জ়াক; born 6 May 1969), better known as Ali Jacko (Bengali: আলি জ়াক), is an English former professional kickboxer who held world titles in the lightweight division. He also ran JKO Productions, which was part of the kickboxing promotion of Sky Sports and Channel 5.