Team Chongi

The Blueprint

The Team Chongi Academy was founded by Mark Russell in 2008 after he finished competing globally in Thai boxing and Kick Boxing.

He continually strives to offer people just like you, access to the most comprehensive facilities, coaches and mentors to help inspire and enable you to be the best that you can be in body, mind and spirit.

The Team Chongi Academy has enjoyed overwhelming success and has been consistently recognised within the Crewe and Nantwich community via various awards.

  • Mark Russell

    Mark Russell

    Mark Russell – coaches Thai Boxing, The PITT, Cheshire East Amateur Boxing and Professional Boxing Coaching

    Four times World Kick and Thai Boxing Champion, Mark is the real deal. Training under the globally-renowned Master Sken, he’s travelled and competed the world over with an impressive honors track record. Now, as a highly qualified and experienced coach, Mark can develop all aspects of your physical and mental self-improvement. He draws on his academic knowledge, gained while studying his Masters Degree in Sports Psychology, as well as tapping into his technical know-how which he’s developed over the years through competing and coaching at all levels – from beginner through to professionals. Mark has a proven track record to create a training programme unique to you.

    His elite approach is mirrored across all the Coaching Team too and reflects Mark’s philosophy to “Think like a winner, act like a winner and be a winner too”.

  • Will Robinson

    Will Robinson

    Will Robinson coaches Thai Boxing, Strength and Conditioning and The PITT.

    Will is super fit, super agile and super knowledgeable. Possessing a 1st Class Degree in Sports Science and a Masters Degree in Sports Physiology, Will is qualified to provide world class coaching for strength, fitness and conditioning.

    And to support his expertise, he’s worked with professional sports coaches and athletes in all areas of sport.

    Will is an intrinsic element to the Coaching Team. Not only does Will devise and deliver innovative and technically led classes, he competes too. His experience in the ring, and as the current holder of the British Title for WKA British Champion minus 70kgs, enables him to remain at the top of his game physically and mentally. Will is our scholar and can translate the latest innovations and research into tangible programmes that he oversees. He, like all the team, will help you to work towards your regularly reviewed goals without getting bored, knowing that you feel challenged but are not a failure and leaving you with a sense of achievement.

  • Casey Jones

    Casey Jones

    Casey coaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling. He is an experienced coach and competitor having competed in numerous submission grappling and BJJ competitions. He’s a BJJ Black Belt (more bio to follow).

  • Dionne Johnson

    Dionne Johnson

    Is the female boxing coach. (more bio to follow) .........

  • Pheobe Schecter

    Phoebe Schecter

    She lived Stateside growing up and was always sporty as a kid. She passionately promotes enjoying a healthy lifestyle which should include fun exercise every day. Phoebe currently plays for the Great Britain Women’s American Football Team and had a number of international caps. She also plays for The Birmingham Lions (ranked national champions currently).

    She is a level 3 Fitness instructor and coaches in THE PITT as well as continuing her studies to ensure that she can provide innovative information and develop effective programmes for our members in areas such as pre and post natal exercise as well as nutrition for weight.

  • Shaun Hampton

    Shaun Hampton

    Shaun is our MMA coach

    (more bio to follow)