Amir & Paul crown the first world title under New Storm Gym

Amir & Paul crown the first world title under New Storm Gym

Storm Gym was originally established by our head coach Amir Subasic in 1999 and quickly gained its reputation as a fighting gym.  Amir has trained many successful champions over the years and the name Storm Gym derives from his own fight name. In 2011 a substantial investment and new business partner enabled New Storm Gym to expand into its permanent home on New Bedford Road, Luton. Here Storm continued its competitive training up to world championship level and introduced grass roots classes for beginners and children as young as 4. The new facilities allowed a broader focus incorporating a full gym with weights and cardio equipment alongside our bespoke martial arts suite. Built upon our principles of maintaining real training to achieve real results, we can now offer the first rate facilities seen today alongside the same expert coaching to all ages and abilities to encourage the next generation into the sport. Storm Gym is a fantastic way to meet like minded people, tone up and raise your fitness levels in a friendly, dedicated, and inspirational environment.

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Directors

Amir Subasic (Chief Instructor)251888_4272682057045_325853346_n

Amir has been a martial artist since the age of 5 competing across the globe in all manner of full contact tournaments and championships. His list of accolades and the number of champions who have trained under him are too many to list, but this experience plus his passion, dedication and ability to inspire students has elevated him to one of the most well known and respected coaches in the UK. Amir will tell you himself he does not coach a particular style but instead gives you the tools and ability to create your own unique way of fighting that is only limited by your imagination and focus. Those students who have embraced this ethos and put in the hard work have gone on to win multiple championship belts. In 2016 Amir was appointed England Director of both amateur and professional ring sports for WKA (World Kickboxing Association) sanctioned events.

 

 

Paul LonerganPaul

Paul is an entrepreneur who after meeting Amir in 2010 believed that his talents, drive and coaching skills should be harnessed into a dedicated martial arts centre and so began the journey to New Storm Gym. Paul adds his years of business knowledge and eye for detail to the operations side of Storm Gym helping to keep the business running in the background. Whilst a relative youngster to martial arts his keen eye and natural teaching ability means he’s often seen on the mats assisting to coach the MMA classes.

Instructors

Amir Subasic

Our head instructor Amir leads all our advanced & fighter classes from kids to adults. Under his watchful eye Storm Gym and our instructors continue to produce a high quality stable of champions year after year.

CHRIS WOODS

Chris is Amir’s second instructor he trained up in the UK and is one of our longest serving members at Storm Gym. Chris’s specialty is a nice blend of kickboxing and K1 through a great warm up and technical workout; very unique indeed and straight to the point which guarantees you an excellent workout that gives results. Chris teaches our Wednesday 6.30 pm class.

SYED HAYDER HUSSAIN

Syed is among one of the first students of Amir and as such after several fights showed great flare for instructing; quickly thereafter he was fully qualified and runs our very popular Saturday 12-1.30 pm class and Tuesday running club. A fun workout and Thai kickboxing training is Syed’s forte.

MATT ANDERTON

Matt “Super-Rhino” is one of our MMA instructors who trained and fought for us. He’s our big, passionate ball of energy. Matt is all or nothing and he will take you to the next level as long as you attend regularly. All MMA classes are fun, hard and a great workout with Matt. Matt teaches our MMA classes on Thursday at 6.30 pm and on Sunday at 9.30 am.

ROY LEWIS

Roy is a quiet and patient instructor who is well known for his technical breakdowns of technique. With Roy’s 30+ years of martial arts experience you are sure to have a great session. Roy teaches our Thursday 8 pm class and his own sessions in the Hockwell Ring.

AIDEN PATSALIDES

Aiden is the heart and soul of the kids/junior classes. His four daughters are all a part of the kids fight team. A true gentleman and great person. He teaches all the kids classes with Amir and is responsible for all the multiple champions we have at Storm Gym. Aiden also assists in the adult fighters classes and is part of the STORM FAMILY like all the above instructors.

 LUCY SMITH

Lucy was a member of the core management team at Storm before deciding to pursue her professional career. Intensely passionate about nutrition and training Lucy still keeps her hand in assisting and standing in for Anne with her ladies & gym circuits classes.

ANNE MARIE WOODBURN

Anne Marie is our women only class, fitness and kickboxing instructor. Anne Marie is one energetic lady that knows her stuff and is running a regimental and structured class on Sundays and Thursdays.

BENJAMIN BAA

Ben took up instructing after he finished with his successful fight career. He runs our Hitchin Sikh Temple School and has vast experience in TaeKwondo as well as Muay Thai and Tang So Do. Ben is very technical and professional so his classes like all Storm classes are a great mixture of martial arts to get you your desired results.

Daz Jones

Joining the team for 2017 to head up our MMA programme, Daz is a highly regarded & successful MMA coach, he says
“My Passion is Teaching and development of fighters, understanding what works and why things work, and what works in competition and what doesnt. No matter if you want to train for fun or to compete there is something for everyone in MMA”

Assistant Instructors

MATT GREENWAY

Matt Greenway is one of our latest additions currently going through the Storm instructors training programme. With a Taekwondo background he’s a massive help with the big kids weekend classes.

EDDIE BROOKS

Eddie like Matt comes from a Taekwondo background he assists at the big kids classes to gain experience and build up his knowledge. Matt and Eddie are two quiet and decent guys who are both passionate about making our future champions good students.

GIANNIS SKORDILIS

Giannis is a rising star in the world of K1 with a European title and several national titles already secured but he’s also one of the nicest guys you can meet who loves to pass on his knowledge and passion for martial arts.

NICOLA BARKE

Nicola transfers her enthusiasm and passion from fighting and training into teaching and already has made a big impression by taking classes of all levels. She is very stern and will push you to a great workout. She too comes from a TaeKwondo background but found her love in K-1 Kickboxing since joining Storm Gym. This  young lady is the female version of Amir! there is nothing she will miss and if you cheat you are in for a treat Storm Style!

SHAJNA RAHMAN

Shajna is one more future lady instructor going through the Storm Instructors training programme. Her eye for detail and soft spoken instructions are a massive attribute to the kids classes. We look forward watching her grow within Storm Gym.

BAILEY ALIRIZA

Bailie at only 16 years of age is Storm Gym future star not just in competition but as future Instructor as well.She is very quite and disciplined individual that you would not recognize in training and the ring. At her age she is the biggest Storm prospect across the board and we are happy to have her as part of the team. She is hard working and technical as well as well spoken and will for sure give you what you look for in Martial Arts training.

IT COULD BE YOU!

If you have a martial arts or fitness qualification and would like to join our team please contact us.

Or why not speak to us about our trainee instructor programme.