Team Hanson White

Our Story

Team Hanson is a Huddersfield based martial art, fitness and community facility that was founded in 2014 with the aim of helping young people and the local community through sport.

Our Aims

We aim to get more people in to sport, as well as creating a community hub where children, young people, adults and families can come to be a part of something bigger!

Community Work

Throughout the years we have run many projects to benefit our local community. These projects range from food schemes for Christmas, charity fun days, 5-a-side football tournaments and much more!

the TEAM

Meet Our Martial Arts Experts

Jay Hanson

Founder & head coach

Jay is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Freestyle Karate, Ex-British Open Kickboxing Champion, a graduate of Sports Development and Coaching at Sheffield Hallam University and has over 15 years experience.

Shakoor 'Shak' Ali

assistant coach & personal trainer

Shack is an Ex-British Kickboxing Champion who has a degree in Sports Science.

He is also a qualified in Martial Arts and Fitness instruction and is currently studying his PGCE to become a qualified sports teacher in higher education.

Umair Masood

Committee member

With over 19 years professional history of working for within various roles across the public and private sector, Umair has acquired a wide range of experiences and skills that help support the day to day operation of Team Hanson.

Umair has a passion for supporting the community and embodies Team Hanson’s key principles.


Team Hanson also has a range of volunteers who are part of the foundation of our organisation. Volunteers take roles such as coaching assistants, committee members, receptionists and media volunteers. If you’re interested in coaching or volunteering with Team Hanson, please get in touch.


Don't Just Take Our Word For It..

"I've gone here for three years now and can honestly say they have excellent coaching and a great team led by the head coach Jay.

I would recommend martial arts to anybody looking for disciple and confidence and you won't find many places as good as Team Hanson to start.

Ethan Hill

Adults kickboxing

Great, local gym with quality coaching. They're always looking to push you to be the best you can be.

Arthur Difford

adults kickboxing

Team Hanson is a one of a kind place to learn Muay Thai. My experience has been amazing and I am still training with Team Hanson because they are the BEST! Best sessions, best coach, best price.

I would highly recommend Team Hanson to everyone who would like to train, regardless of their age and especially for beginning who are looking to learn the best technique

Mohammad Muaawiyah

adults kickboxing


Past Community Projects

Martial Art Project For The Vulnerable

Community Summer Fun Day Event

COVID Food Voucher Scheme

Half Term Holiday Camps

Summer Residential To Kingswood Camp

Promotion Of Black History Month

Annual Zone U18's Football Tournament

Gang & Crime Project With Young People

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