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.
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!
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!
Meet Our Martial Arts Experts
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.
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.