Nigel started his martial arts career learning the art of kung fu, under the instruction of Will Jennings in 1987 at the age of 16. At the age of 18 he then went on to practice Sankukai Karate along with Will Jennings under the instruction of Dave Kane Chief Instructor of B.S.K.
After a year of karate he took a break for about 3 years, He then started kickboxing under the instruction of Dave Kane, After passing his brown belt 1st kyu in 1996 he started teaching at lickhill in Stourport-on-Severn. Later on in the same year after hard work & determination he passed his Black Belt 1st Dan.
He then passed his 2nd Dan Black Belt in 2003 under John Kane chief instructor of K.S.A.
He then had another break from martial arts for about 5 years due to family commitments, In 2010 he decided to get back into training to loose a few extra pounds of weight, He then joined Eclipse Martial Arts, after training really hard he managed to lose 3 stone in the same year, Now he trains with the other students to keep his fitness level up, he also enjoys coaching at tournaments, & teaching some of the classes at Eclipse.
His Black Belt Grades Are:
B.S.K. Black Belt 1st Dan 1996
B.S.K. Black Belt 2nd Dan 2003
K.S.A. Black Belt 2nd Dan 2003
ECLIPSE MARTIAL ARTS Black Belt 3rd Dan 2010
W.S.K.A. Black Belt 3rd Dan 2010
W.U.M.A. Black Belt 3rd Dan 2010
ECLIPSE MARTIAL ARTS Black Belt 4th DAN 2017