ISKA Regional Director of South-West England (Kickboxing)
Stuart started his martial arts career at nine years old with judo, then karate followed by boxing and kickboxing. In 1987 he gained his black belt in karate and kickboxing under Malcolm Burt. Stuart began a competitive career in sport karate points fighting and kata/forms, winning a first place in the 1988 Welsh Grand Prix.
He was ranked number two by the MAI Southern Open Series in 1988/89.
Stuart joined the police in 1992, putting his martial arts career on hold. He received a National Bravery Award after arresting a man armed with an axe who was later charged with attempted murder. Stuart was presented with the Bravery Award by Prime Minister Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001.
Stuart opened the Weston Academy of Martial Arts in 1997 and started competing again on the open freestyle circuit, winning several first places and grand championships in points fighting and kata. In the 2002 WUMA World Championships, Stuart won a gold medal in the light-heavyweight points fighting division and a bronze medal in the karate kata division. Stuart started Fight Club Promotions in 2002. His events featured kickboxing, Thaiboxing and MMA. Fight Club is now the largest event staged in the south-west, regularly attracting large audiences.
ISKA UK management team
- John Blackledge, ISKA UK National Director of Referees and Officials
- Mick Fowles, ISKA UK National Director, Pro Division
- Paul Hennessy, ISKA UK Executive Director
- Russ Williams, ISKA National Director of Wales (Thaiboxing)
- Jagtar Johal, ISKA National Director of England (Kickboxing)
- Gary O’Brien, ISKA National Director of Scotland (Thaiboxing)
- Stuart Davies, ISKA Regional Director of South-West England (Kickboxing)
- Mark Ellwood, ISKA Regional Director of North-East England (Kickboxing)
- Bern Giam, ISKA Regional Director of North-West England (Kickboxing)