Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker - Head Coach

Kenny Baker

Raised in a family with a love for boxing, Kenny grew up looking up to martial arts stars such as Van Damme and began training in karate, from an early age up until he was 15. He later returned to training at the age of 19 having ‘accidentally’ watched an early UFC and seeing BJJ being used proficiently.

After this Kenny began to get into various different MMA competitions, such as Vale Tudo. He began training two to three times a week,with Karl Tanswell and started learning ‘concepts’ over techniques. His training under Tanswell led to him eventually meeting Gunnar Nelson who he spars and trains with to this very day.

Kenny describes learning to lead with his mind over his heart as a profound eureka moment for himself.

Due to conceptual training , Kenny was able to achieve the high status of brown belt within a 3 year period and is nowadays a black belt under Braulio Estima. He now hopes to pass on the knowledge that allowed him to ascend so swiftly here at Flo Martial Arts.

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Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker

Raised in a family with a love for boxing, Kenny grew up looking up to martial arts stars such as Van Damme and began training in karate, from an early age up until he was 15. He later returned to training at the age of 19 having ‘accidentally’ watched an early UFC and seeing BJJ being used proficiently.

After this Kenny began to get into various different MMA competitions, such as Vale Tudo. He began training two to three times a week,with Karl Tanswell and started learning ‘concepts’ over techniques. His training under Tanswell led to him eventually meeting Gunnar Nelson who he spars and trains with to this very day.

Kenny describes learning to lead with his mind over his heart as a profound eureka moment for himself.

Due to conceptual training , Kenny was able to achieve the high status of brown belt within a 3 year period and is nowadays a black belt under Braulio Estima. He now hopes to pass on the knowledge that allowed him to ascend so swiftly here at Flo Martial Arts.

Kylie Adams

Kylie Adams
  • Trained in Judo for 22 years and is a BJA 3rd Dan
  • Level 2 coach. 
  • Current British Masters Champion and World Veterans Championships competitor.
  • Trained in Japan at the Kodokan, Tokai University and Tsukuba University.
  • Ranked in the top 10 in Great Britain in 2011 top 16 2013 2014.
  • Selected and fought for Great Britain at the London Olympic Test Event in 2011.
  • Purple belt in BJJ under Kenny.

Mark Adams

Mark Adams
  • Trained in Judo for 17 years and is a BJA 4th Dan.
  • Level 2 coach. 
  • Current British Masters Champion and World Veterans Championships competitor.
  • Trained in Japan at the Kodokan, Tokai university and Tsukuba university.
  • Ranked in the top 10 in Great Britain in 2011 and top 5 2013 2014.
  • Purple belt in bjj under Kenny.

Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt

Blue belt BJJ holder under Kenny Baker

Carl Drake

Carl Drake
  • South west open light contact title champ x 2
  • WKA south west Thai boxing champ
  • WKA English kickboxing champion
  • WUMA English kickboxing champion
  • WUMA British Thai boxing champion
  • WUMA world kickboxing champion
  • ABA western area boxing champion
  • ABA national novice boxing champion
  • Western area pro boxing champion
  • British masters pro boxing champion
  • Ranked 7 in British boxing rankings 2010.

Steve Hollister

Steve Hollister
  • 6th Dan Shotokan in Karate
  • With over 40 years practicing Karate and has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Kenny Baker 

Liam Fulford

Liam Fulford
  • Began training in 2010 in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Kenny Baker
  • Became a Blue belt in 2014 and a Purple belt in 2016
  • Has had a total of 10 amateur MMA fights so far with a record of (4-6)
  • Has competed in the British open, the Newquay open, the Welsh open and the European Championships for BJJ

William Conway

William Conway
  • Blue belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu under Kenny Baker
  • Highly active competitor nationally and internationally 
  • Bsc Strength and Conditioning Student (Final Year)
  • 2017 English BJJ Champion
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach specific for MMA and BJJ-> conwaysandc
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • KBT Level 1 Strength and Conditioning
  • KBT Level 1 Kettlebell 

Experience working with high level athletes - Plymouth Raiders Strength and Conditioning Program team member, Marjon Youth Football Team 12 weeks programming and overseeing strength and conditioning sessions

Brad Crossfield

Brad Crossfield
  • Has a Purple Belt under Kenny Baker in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Trained for the last 7 years in MMa and BJJ
  • Has a 1-1 amateur MMA record
  • Has won over 11 medals in open BJJ competitions across the country in the past year alone.

Ryan Hunneman

Ryan Hunneman
  • Brown Belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu under Kenny Baker
  • Full-Time project manager for the NHS and part-time coach at Flo Martial Arts
  • Began training in 2007 at BJJ 
  • CBJJA qualified Referee
  • Yoga practitioner that also enjoys training in Judo, kick boxing and wrestling

Jordan Bussel

Jordan Bussel
  • Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Kenny Baker
  • One of our Childrens Instructors, Jordan is a fantastic and fun coach yet also a fierce competitor on the mats, regularly entering competitions.

Ross Symons

Ross Symons

Nick Powel

Nick Powel

Phil Kite

Phil Kite
  • Trained in martial arts for around 30 years, mainly covering karate, kung fu, kickboxing, muay thai, BJJ and MMA.
  • Previously a coach at several Plymouth gyms. 
  • A regular BJJ competitor and medalist
  • 11 Amatuer MMA fights to his name including missing a close decision for the Shock n Awe lightweight title.

Kate Jackson

Our Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
09:30 to 21:00
Saturday
09:30 to 13:00
Sunday
09:30 to 13:00

Our Address & Contact Details

Unit 9 - 17
Valley Road Business Park
Plympton, Plymouth
PL7 1AB