• 2nd Dan Shorai Black Belt
  • Owner of X Martial Arts Sheffield
  • Instructor at XMA Ossett & XMA Acomb

I started training with X Martial Arts in 2015 after realising there were national and world champions teaching just down the road! After 4 years of training consistently, 3 times a week, I was awarded my 1st Dan Shorai Black Belt.

At the start of 2020 I joined the instructor team. Since then I’ve improved my skills as both an instructor and martial artist, week in week out. I’ve documented my progress on Instagram (@craigwilliamskb). One of my main focuses is to help others with their training, as well as their mindset.

At the end of 2022 I opened X Martial Arts Sheffield, in my home city. This had been a goal of mine for some time. I’m now invested in growing the school and reaching as many people as possible. I’m also running ‘Martial Arts for Mental Health’ classes in a bid to tackle the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

Martial Arts is everything to me now – training at XMA completely transformed my life. I am passionate about providing that same motivation and benefit to others.