This week the Motivated Martial Artists Jackson White and Gavin Cook talk to Oliver Sykes
Oliver Sykes has been training martial arts for 20 years starting officially at the age of 3 years old doing Silat, an indonesian martial art based on conditioning and trying to mimic the form of animals it is similar to brazilian jujitsu and judo. And then after grading in Silat he moved on to kick boxing and karate where he found his love for sparing and a lot of the early skills he learned he still practices today and it has helped him develop many skills like his iconic back kick.
Oliver is the son of Bob Sykes and has been coached under Bob since his first experiences of martial arts, following in his father’s footsteps Oliver has gone on to compete in every kickboxing association winning 6 British freestyle karate championships, European freestyle championships and won the title for being a world champion kickboxer. In 2013 Oliver Sykes won Clash of the Titans.
Oliver is still a avid fighter, fighting in MMA fights on the likes of MMA uncaged training eagerly for each fight.
As well as training hard Oliver teaches teenager and adult kickboxing classes at colne valley black belt academy.
Tune in this week to hear some inspirational stories