Scot Tudhope - Head Coach

Scot is a BJJ Black Belt under Oliver Geddes and is the head coach at Unique Training Centre, with almost 30 years’ experience in both the Martial Arts and Fitness Industry. Scot has competed for many years and produced some fantastic competitors many of whom have gone on to win major competitions.

Scot has been coaching professionally since 2001 teaching Martial Arts and Combat Sports in some of the countries most prestigious Schools as well as running his own Martial Arts Clubs locally, Scot opened his own full time Martial Arts Academy in 2010 and has been teaching and coaching the children and adults of Blackpool ever since.

Scot is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer offering Personal Fitness sessions, Small Group Sessions, Training Sessions to Schools and Private Tuition too, Scot’s qualifications are:


Scott Dixon - Head Striking Coach

Scott is the Head Striking Coach at UTC Blackpool teaching Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Striking for MMA.

Scott started training Muay Thai at the age of 6 years old and began his amateur career by age 7, Scott then went on to build an 8 year unbeaten amateur career of over 50 fights with only 1 draw, in the process winning the ITKBA British and SIMTA northern Junior titles.

At 16 Scott turned professional in the Featherweight and Bantamweight division going on to become ISKA English champion and contender for the WRSA, WTKA British and commonwealth titles.

As well as being an experienced and accomplished fighter Scott also has a vast amount of experience coaching Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Boxing for over 13 years under the tutelage and alongside Dave Jackson at Warrington Muay Thai.
Scott has also run his own successful gym, Optimum Muay Thai, where he enjoyed success with students of all levels ranging from juniors to adults.

Bev Coker - Assistant Manager & Coach

Bev is the Assistant Manager and one of our assistant coaches at UTC, Bev has been with us for over 10 years now training under Head Coach Scot Tudhope, learning the training concepts that Scot has used for almost 30 years in the Fitness and martial Arts industry.

Bev is also a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Oliver Geddes and an active competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu having competed locally and Nationally in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling. Bev has helped coach the Kids Academy for many years now and is an integral part of the team at UTC Blackpool.

Bev currently runs the Circuit Training and Small Group Fitness classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and is a fully qualified Level 3 KettleBell Coach with 7+ years experience in the Fitness Industry.

Oliver Geddes - Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Oliver Geddes is the head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach at UTC Blackpool, a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Roger Gracie and one of the UK’s most active competitors and referees.

Although Oli isn’t based permanently at UTC he visits regularly to pass on his ever increasing knowledge and ensure the team are progressing and offers constant support and mentoring.

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