Karl Tanswell

karl_curtKarl Tanswell has been involved in Martial Arts and Combat sports most of his life . He is currently the Head Coach and Director of SBG UK and the SBG Manchester Fight Team.

As a Mixed Martial Arts Coach he has developed Athletes who regularly compete on all the major promotions amassing many Titles on the way.

Karl is known as an innovator within MMA and has been involved from the early roots of the sports evolution. During that time he has researched and combined many concepts and is the developer of The STAB Program ( an edged weapons defence system) , The Essential Padman Seminar and online learning tool for Striking Coaches , Aretas Training and Management Company and SBG Manchester Gym.

The number of top class athletes Karl has coached over the years constitutes a long list, he is currently working with Davey Grant, Saul Rogers, Matt Inman, Jordan Desborough and Martin Stapleton.

In July 2007 Karl Tanswell became the third Instructor to receive his BJJ black belt from Matt Thornton. Here is a note from Matt regarding this promotion.

I have known Karl for about Fifteen Years now, and those of you that have worked with Karl already know he is a world class Coach. Whether you have seen his work online or had the pleasure of attending one of his workshops recently to see the innovative MMA curriculum he has developed, there is no doubt Karl is one of the top MMA Coaches in the world at the moment.

What you may not know is Karl is equally skilled with a gi. He can teach the entire art of BJJ, gi, no-gi, MMA, and the self defense applications. He has helped Coach multiple world Champions, and the UK SBG athletes consistently dominate in both submission and MMA events. I am proud to add Karl to my list of black belts.

Matt Thornton, SBGi President