Coach John is a fully qualified and fully insured MMA Coach holding current (revalidated in 2022) Level 1 Martial Arts Instructor Award, Safeguarding in Martial Arts Certificate, First Aid for Martial Arts Certificate, DBS check; & also:- Club Public Liability Insurance, Coach's Professional Indemnity Insurance, Club Member to Member Insurance & Personal Accident Insurance.
Coach John is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the club - DSL@CambridgeMMA.co.uk
Coach John started Cambridge MMA in 2018- the club grew rapidly until the pandemic hit. Since the lockdowns, we have recovered well and have a renewed appreciation for the training we can now enjoy again.
Coach John is also the University of Cambridge's MMA Team Coach since 2019, and has helped teach kids Brazilian JiuJitsu at Escapology BJJ since 2018.
Coach John has been studying the Danaher DDS grappling systems (inc Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon & Craig Jones); & on the striking side Coach John is working on Duane Ludwig's 'Bang Muay Thai' system; & Barry Robinson's 'Floyd Mayweather Boxing System' & the Dominick Cruz footwork for MMA system.
Coach John qualified as a UKCC Level 1 Judo coach in 2013; in 2018 he became an Escapology Martial Arts Instructor Level 1 (re-validated in October 2019) as well as having certificates in Strength & Conditioning Coaching, NLP and ADCC Submission Grappling refereeing. Coach John has attended also Marc Goddard's (UFC Referee) MMA Refereeing & Judging weekend workshop.
Coach John continues to study Coaching as a discipline in itself.
John holds Ba(Hons) in Philosophy & is a Prince2 Practitioner qualified Project Manager.
Coach John has a 1-0-0 record in amateur MMA and is looking forward to competing again soon - https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/236099-john-boam