About Coach Phill Payne
MartialArtsCoach.com was launched by Coach Phill Payne in January 2019. We hope the free blogs on this site will help coaches develop their own processes and systems in order to produce a win for their students, club and themselves. The balance between these three stakeholders will determine the sustainability of your service to your customers.
Coach Phill Payne started training in martial arts in 1990 and opened his first club in 1996. He has trained in Ju Jitsu, Taekwondo, Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2008 he decided to leave his IT career and coach martial arts full time. He knew that if he wanted to provide a professional service to his members, he would need to educate himself in the latest coaching methods. At this time there was very little coach education available for martial artists so he completed the level 3 Personal Trainer course. Around the time he qualified as a Personal Trainer he heard about a Foundation Degree in Coaching and Performance management at a local college. Although he thought he maybe a little old to go back in to full time education, he went on to pass the foundation degree which he then topped up to a BSc (Hons) before completing an MSc in Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. For more information about Coach Phill Payne’s experience and qualifications, check out his LinkedIn profile.
Over the last 10 years he has built a wealth of knowledge in the areas of martial arts coaching and martial arts business. These combined with his previous career in computing and love of problem solving forms the backbone of this web site. He currently manages two full time martial arts centres with over 500 members, coaches and trains in martial arts classes on a weekly basis, trains at the gym 2-3 times a week while also reserving time for his family. He has formally mentored other sports coaches through West Yorkshire Sport and continues to informally mentor coaches from different martial arts disciplines. The main objective of this website is to help guide martial arts instructors to the work – life balance they desire.