Meet Mat Tolley – The new Chief Instructor at our Stourbridge Academy

My name is Mat Tolley and I am the newly promoted chief instructor here at the Stourbridge academy – the newest in the MAC group.

Seventeen years a student and counting!

I have been a student of MAC for nearly seventeen years and a black belt instructor in Jeet Kune Do Concepts for the past ten. This means I am qualified to teach Jun Fan Gung Fu, Kick Boxing Boxing, Thai Boxing, Kali and MMA to the highest of standards.

At the Stourbridge academy we have one of the best martial arts centres in the country; there are two fully matted training areas, changing rooms and viewing areas for families to watch the classes – offering a warm welcoming atmosphere and a safe training environment.

One of the training areas inside the stourbridge academy.
One of the training areas inside the stourbridge academy.

What I love about being Chief Instructor!

The best part of my role is seeing and helping students achieve their goals, seeing them grow in confidence both in and out of the academy. This is the ethic of MAC; we are here to make better people, to help people reach their goals and potential whether that be more fitter, more confidant or more respectful and even more besides.
My fellow instructors are my friends and training partners, we work together, grow together and learn together.
I try and make all of my classes’ fun, as I believe that people learn in a happy atmosphere so that the students get the most out of their training, be they young or old.

5 responses to “Meet Mat Tolley – The new Chief Instructor at our Stourbridge Academy”

  1. Welcome Matty T. One of my oldest students and friends. A great coup for MAC to get you on board! I’m looking forward to working with you and so pleased and proud our students can benefit from your experience and energy!

  2. Great to have you part of the full time team Mr Tolley.
    Stourbridge are lucky to have you and I know all the students will enjoy and benefit from having you there.

  3. I started training at MAC in Halesowen over 3 years ago; your classes were a highlight for me Mat because of the energy and enthusiasm you bring to the “mat”, and the encouragement you give students to raise their own bar. I think the existing and new students in Stourbridge will understand better what what MAC is all about with your presence and instruction.

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