Stephen Gaulton
Senior Full Instructor

"Steve Gaulton is the premier instructor in the Adaptive Martial Concepts family. A close friend of mine for many years now, his dedication and loyalty have been unswerving. Steve has a mix of attributes that I believe are rivalled by few in the martial arts, he brings decades of traditional training, ring training, physical hard work and years of real-life self-protection to the table. I've had the pleasure of going toe-to-toe with Steve on many occasions and I can personally testify that he can make his art work, functionally under full resistance, at the highest level. Perhaps more importantly, I have personally witnessed the love and care that Steve has for his students, he has truly created a wonderful family of people at GAMA. For all of these reasons, Steve is the only person I have ever put forward for instructor status under Guro Dan Inosanto, a recommendation that was accepted without hesitation. GAMA is, without question, the absolute benchmark for everything that our art stands for and I unreservedly recommend Steve's instruction to anyone, anywhere at anytime." MIchael Wright

A full time instructor and personal trainer at his own venue in Leeds, Stephen teaches Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, XTMA Kickboxing, Panantukan (Filipino Dirty Boxing), Grappling, Thai Boxing and fitness classes and also teaches one-to-one personal training sessions in Jeet Kune Do Concepts, multi style Kickboxing, the Filipino Martial Arts, Self Protection, Kettlebell training and general strength and conditioning.

Qualifications

    Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do Concepts
  • Adaptive Martial Concepts/Jeet Kune Do:
    Senior Full Instructor
  • Inosanto Method: Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do:
    Associate Instructor under Guro Inosanto
  • XTMA: Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do:
    Apprentice Instructor Level 4 under Guro Lonero
  • Minnesota Kali Group:
    Level 2 Instructor under Guro Rick Faye
  • Filipino Martial Arts
  • Inosanto Method: Filipino Martial Arts:
    Associate Instructor under Guro Inosanto
  • XTMA: Filipino Martial Arts:
    Apprentice Instructor Level 4 under Guro Lonero
  • Minnesota Kali Group:
    Level 2 Instructor under Guro Rick Faye
  • Filipino Dirty Boxing (Panantukan)
  • Minnesota Kali Group:
    Level 2 Instructor under Guro Rick Faye
  • Warrior Arts Alliance: Filipino Dirty Boxing:
    Apprentice Instructor Level 1 under Guro Sullivan
  • Self Protection
  • Adaptive Martial Concepts/Survive Respond Secure (SRS):
    Senior Full Instructor
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Maxbells Kettlebell Instructor:
    Level 1 Instructor under Steve Maxwell
  • Sports Coaching:
    Foundation Degree – Distinction / First
  • Training for Warriors:
    Level 2 Instructor
  • Other
  • Gracie Jiu Jitsu:
    Blue belt under Ryron & Renner Gracie
  • Muay Thai:
    19 years – No grades taken
  • Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu:
    7 years – Apprentice Instructor
  • Close Quarter Combat:
    Instructor

Stephen has also trained in the arts below:

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Rapid Arnis, Wing Chun, Lau Gar Kung Fu / Kickboxing, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Boxing, Ju Jitsu, Judo and Karate.

The GAMA Team

Hwa Kent Cheung: Full Instructor Level 1

Dave Shaw: Full Instructor Level 1

Sean Burgess: Apprentice Instructor Level 1

Gary Povey: Apprentice Instructor Level 1