1st Dan Black Belt
1st Dan Black Belt and England Boxing Level 1 Coach
Michael or Digby to all the members started training in martial arts when he was 6 years old in Shotakon Karate. He moved to kickboxing when he was 17 years old with the aim of bringing more variety to his skill set. He was training in Deal but due to work commitments, he had to temporarily hang up his gloves. In 2011 at the age of 31, he decided it was time to dust off his gloves and join TKO in Ashford. Training only part-time initially Digby’s love of the sport soon returned and so too his desire to step in the ring and compete. When Digby joined in 2011 he weighed close to 18st over the course of 3 years and training more regularly he dropped his weight down to 13st. Not only was he able to lose weight and get fit he was awarded his black belt in Nov 2015. His dream of stepping in the ring to compete in a full contact show was realised in 2014 and after 2 full contact kickboxing fights he tried his hand at white collar boxing, competing in 4 fights he then felt he could focus on supporting and training of the white collar boxing members at Ashford and the fight squad.
In 2021 He completed his England Boxing L1 Certificate which has given him a new twist on the world of Boxing, And at the age of 41 he jumped in the Octagon for his First Ultra MMA bout. Outside of TKO he loves the challenge of an OCR race, running with his dog.