Better to Sweat in the Gym than Bleed in the Ring!!
You have the PRIDE now take the GLORY
Established in 2003 by Mick Nokes, Director of Shotai Kai Martial Arts Ltd, Pride & Glory has hosted over 30 MMA events across the UK, providing a stepping stone to major events for top UK MMA Fighters such as Michael Bisping, Peter Irving, Paul 'Hands of Stone' Jenkins, David 'The Prodigy' Smyth and many more.
Sponsored by Fairtex.com, Pride & Glory is a Team of Professionals who are dedicated to promoting MMA within the UK, within a safe and controlled environment.
Past Events that have been promoted by Mick and the Pride & Glory Team include:
The Shotai Kai Fight Night - Seaham
Cage Warriors V - South Shields
The Dragons Lair - Cardiff
Battle in Brigg I - V - Brigg, North Lincolnshire
Clash in Consett I - III - Consett, Co. Durham
Power in Pegswood - Pegswood, Northumberland
Battle of the Ages - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Glory Days - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Drop Zone I - XI - Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Battle in the Boro - Middlesborough
Fenham Fight Night - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Rise of the Phoenix - UK v Poland - Newcastle Upon Tyne
St Valentines Day Massacre - Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNSTOPPABLE - Newcastle Upon Tyne
INSANITY - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Battle on the Boat - Barrow in Furness (In conjucttion with Evolution MMA)
Drop Zone Newcastle - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Mick has also organised and promoted several large seminars under the name of the 'Great North Gathering' at Temple Park Leisure Centre in South Shields.
Mick has also worked with the following promotions acting as the MC for their events:
Cage Kombat - Dalkeith, Scotland
Sorthanikul Fight Night - Newcastle Upon Tyne
War in Workington - Workington, Cumbria
Fight Zone - Jarrow, Tyne and Wear
Extreme Combat - Cumbria
Total Aggression Fight Night - Northumberland
Knuckle Force - Tynemouth
Loose Cannons MMA - Northumberland
Strike Force MMA - Northumberland
Anwick Fight Night - Northumberland
Mick is a vastly experienced Instructor and CPO who has lived and taught in New Zealand, Cyprus, Germany as well as the UK. He has also spent a lot of time and travelled extensively throughout the Far and Middle East, the USA, and many other parts of the world.
Mick works closely with Fairtex in Thailand and has close ties with the Training Camp at Bang Phlee. Anyone wishing more information about training in Thailand, especially at the Fairtex Camp should make contact:
Mick has written articles on training in Thailand for the Fighters Only Magazine as well as various Gym and product reviews.