Welcome to Team Fulinkazan
Team Fulinkazan is run by me (Marie) and my husband (Mark Spencer). Mark started teaching classes under the name Team Fulinkazan in October 2004 and we officially opened our own gym in June 2010 on Sunbridge Road in Bradford.
We ran a very successful gym in this location for a number of years. During this time Mark produced a number of high level athletes who have gone on to enjoy significant success in the world of MMA, BJJ, Nogi and Kudo and/or have opened up their own gyms teaching these disciplines. In January 2023 we made the decision to run fewer classes and concentrate on a couple of disciplines, namely BJJ, Kickboxing and Kudo (also known as Japanese MMA). We wanted to concentrate on quality not quantity so we moved the gym from Sunbridge Road to Planet Fitness on Halifax Road (BD6). Here we run classes two nights a week.
Mark Spencer has been practising Martial Arts since 1999 and has over 20 years experience. He is a 2nd degree black belt in BJJ, 5th Dan black belt in Kickboxing and a black belt in Kudo. He is also a 2022 Kudo European Championships Bronze medallist, 2018 British Masters BJJ Ultra Heavy weight champion and Heavy weight silver medallist. In terms of coaching Mark has produced a number of high level athletes who have gone on to win numerous belts in MMA competition and medals in BJJ, Nogi and Kudo competitions. As well as coaching his own athletes Mark was also the Head Coach for the Team England MMA Youth Team (2019 – 2022), for the Junior Team (2018 – 2019 and for the Senior Team (2018 – 2019). You can read more in depth info about Mark’s experience on his fight coach website (thefightcoach.co.uk/about)
I (Marie) have been training since 2013 and am a purple belt in BJJ, 8th KYU in Kudo and an Green belt in Kickboxing. I have also competed in MMA at an amateur level and have supported the Team England MMA Youth athletes at two World Championships (2019 & 2022).
We are excited to be in a new location with a clear plan for the future. The key thing to know about us and our gym is we are open, friendly and our gym is for everyone. Whether you want to compete at the highest level, take up a new skill, get fit or enjoy a new hobby we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We offer flexibility by providing pay per session options as well as monthly membership. This means if you’re already part of another gym we are an option for you to add to your current training without having to commit to another monthly membership.
SBG - Straight Blast Gym
Team Fulinkazan is proud to be the home of SBG Bradford. This means we are affiliated to SBG for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mark Spencer is a 2nd degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Matt Thornton. Marie Spencer is a Purple belt under Mark Spencer. The official SBG UK website can be found here Straight Blast Gym UK
Team Fulinkazan is proud to be the home of Yorkshire Kudo. This means we are the Yorkshire branch of Kudo within the UK. The head of UK Kudo is Mal Sanchez-Jones. Mark Spencer is 1st KYU and Marie is 9th KYU under Mal Sanchez-Jones. The official UK Kudo website is here United Kingdom Kudo Federation (ukkudofederation.com)