Meet Our Martial Arts Instructors

Nicholas Fielding

Nick is one of Mavericks chief BJJ and MMA instructors. He is a BJJ Black Belt under Ivam Maciel, competes at a professional MMA level, and frequently can be seen on the national Jiu Jitsu circuit with his team of students from the Academy.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt & Pro Mixed Martial Artist.

Professional Record 1/1

Amateur record 4/3/1


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Ivam Maciel

 Higo Gomes

Coach Gomes is one of Mavericks head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors. He is also a BJJ Black Belt under Ivam Maciel and competes frequently on the national and international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu circuit.

Gomes has won multiple medals on IBJJF, ADCC, UAEJJF and other regional competitions.

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Ivam Maciel


Daniel Hayles

Dan is a Kickboxing instructor at Mavericks Martial Arts Academies. He is a 1st Degree Black Belt of Freestyle Kickboxing under master Alex Kennedy.

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Free Style Kickboxing


Curtis Mcgill

Curtis is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, one of our Kids BJJ instructors and co-owner of Mavericks.



Ange Manrique

Ange is our facilities manager and also a certified YOGA FOR BJJ teacher. Ange is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt and one of Mavericks’ fitness instructors.


 Alex Kennedy

Alex Kennedy is an Instructor and founder of the Mavericks Martial Arts Academies. A 3rd Degree Black Belt of Freestyle Kickboxing under Master Curtis Page and Michael Page, he has trained for over 15 years under some of the best instructors in the UK.  He has represented England and GB for WKA, WKU, WPKA and WAKO GB. Alex has won many titles, a multi British Champion he has also won titles abroad and several World Titles with WKA and WKU. He incorporates his enthusiasm for Kickboxing in his teaching with a dynamic approach with innovative training systems and drills he has learnt by training with the best in the country and adding his experience as World Champion.

  • 3 x WKU World Champion (2 x Silver, 1 x Bronze)
  • 2 x WKA World Champion (2 x Bronze)
  • 4 x WAKO British Champion (1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze)
  • 2 x Irish Open Champion (3 x Bronze)
  • 1 x US Open Champion (1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze)
  • 1 x Spanish Open Champion
  • 3 x Cimac World Cup Champion
  • 3 x Bristol Open Champion (2 x Silver)
  • 2 x Top Ten British Champion
  • 2 x BKC British Champion
  • 3 x Cimac Superleague Grand Champion
  • 2 x WPKA British Champion
  • 1 x WKA National Champion
  • 1 x Best Fighter Bronze
  • 3 x WPKA World Bronze
  • 1 x MWTK British Championship Silver
  • + Multi Cimac Superleague Winner + many other national tournament placings
Qualifications / Specialist Areas
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Freestyle Kickboxing
  • Blue Belt Judo