Tony Willis (MBA FCMI)
Founder & Head Coach
Tony Willis is one of the most diversely trained martial artists in the UK. He has decades of experience both as a practitioner and Instructor – Krishna Godhania – Warriors Eskrima
If each technique is a brick and every tactic the mortar that binds them then what you build is the true summation of your dedication to Martial Arts: Tony Willis has put in the hours, the days, the years and crafted a fine dojo where the roots are deep. – Pat O’Keeffe, Author & Senior Martial Arts Instructor
Tony also invites many instructors to visit 5 Elements including old friends and instructors from his past such as Sensei Dev Barrett (Kickboxing), Herol Bomber Graham (Boxing), Neil Adams (judo), Prof Eddie Kone (BJJ).
Interests: Tony takes particular interest in working with students of all age’s and abilities in developing their goals. These can be linked to martial arts such as weight loss or something completely different. He is able to draw on his vast experience in the martial arts along with his Masters in Business, being a Fellow of the CMI and previous experience when he ran large multi national corporate divisions with several hundred staff.
Kellie runs all the administration behind 5 Elements which is a massive task that gets little exposure. Using her extensive experience setting up and operating the HR administration for City based law firms she makes sure that everything works.
Kellie is training to become a counsellor
Currently training in MMA, BJJ and Kickboxing/K1/MuayThai
Children’s Classes, adult kickboxing and MMA
Unusual Fact: My brother trains at 5 Elements and is often used as my partner in demonstrating a technique to the class.
Rebecca works mainly on our video content and also helps cover the reception
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Education: University of Hairpress
28 years martial arts experience (various)
Currently training in Judo (2012 Commonwealth silver), BJJ, Sambo & Karate
MMA, Submission Wrestling, Gi based grappling
I blog on martial arts (www.intothefire.org.uk) and I am a guitarist in a band (www.emrys.ch)
Unusual Fact: I'm currently living and training in Geneva, Switzerland with UFC fighter Igor Araujo refining my game. I love the atmosphere at 5-Elements so much I always come back to teach when I am home.