Team Kilbride

Unit 27, Wheatland Lane, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 7ER.



Dave “Fullblast” Faulkner
UFC Contender

I have been apart of many different fight teams over the last 10 years but none more successful than the team I forged with Karl!

I have been fighting out of the Wolfslair pro team since 2005 but the training and sparring I’ve been given by Karl is still to this day some of the best I’ve experienced!

I’ve seen first hand how Karl can turn everyday average Joe’s into bona fide fighting champions!

I would love to know the secret behind what motivates his unrelenting pursuit of excellence to such overwhelming levels!”

Jamie Crowder
WKA 2X national muay thai champion

There are very few people in the fight game that can claim to hold the credentials of Mr. Karl Kilbride. An acclaimed kickboxing champion with years of experience as a fighter and a coach. Not only a man who has been there and done it, but a professional who can make champions of his students.

As a professional fighter and coach myself – I can attest to Mr. Kilbride’s pedigree. I have reached the level of National Muay Thai Boxing champion twice here in the United States and I am now the Muay Thai Instructor at the famous Renzo Gracie Academy in new York City.

When I started fighting 13 years ago it was my great privilege to have had Karl as my teacher, and my honour to call him my friend.”


Pete Mercer
FX3 K-1 World Heavyweight Champion
Extreme Brawl British Light Heavy Champion
ZTFN Light Heavyweight Champion

I had the benefits and pleasure of training with Karl Kilbride back 2008, in preparation for my K-1 world title fight. I lived on the Wirral and had been training at various gyms to accommodate my needs and style.

After training with clubs on the Wirral I became frustrated as I wasn’t getting the technical help or tested in sparring which is vital for any fighter.

I heard about Karl Kilbride and decided to go check his class out. Karl was nice and approachable and welcomed me to join.

I would highly recommend anyone around Merseyside or Liverpool to train with Karl, he got me ready for my fight both physically and mentally. The training is fight relevant and the fitness is spot on. I have family on the Wirral so I will going back every time I’m in the area.”


Ronnie Green 
5x World Thai Boxing Champion

Seen Karl fighting as a youngster I knew sometime or other he would become a champion and now he’s put that into his students and has made them into champions themselves.

Lee Matthews
Former National and International kickboxing champion & Founder of British Military Martial Arts one of the UK;s biggest Martial Arts Franchises.
I have worked with Karl on many occasions over the course of the last 10 years.
I first met him when he came to take part on one of my instructor training courses. He was the oldest guy on the course but was the fittest and impressed everyone with martial arts skills. He is passionate about everything martial arts and has a wealth of knowledge that he passes onto his very successful fight them.
Karl is very well known within the ring sports community and has a reputation as a world class coach.
He is a great mentor and guid for his fighters and give his students the attention and tuff love they need to get the very best out of them.
Trevor Ambrose
5x World Champion – I.K.F Hall of fame
Karl has been around for along time and knows the art well,
Karl was 1 of the few young fighter’s from the late 90s who impressed me in and out of the ring.
As a young fighter he knew that the motto Train Hard and Fight Easy was more than something that sounded good.
Karl followed his dreams and became a Champion and is now passing the knowledge on and has created many Champions in the art.
Karl has the understanding that not everyone wants to be a Champion some just want to learn the art, have fun and get fitter / gain confidence etc.
Knowing the difference between the two has made Karl a great all round coach, where all students can benefit from his sessions no matter of age or gender.
Glenn McCrory
Former World Champion Boxer at the 02 Arena as a Bear Knuckle Shout.