Craig and Mark Long started their Martial Arts training in York in 1995. And they feel extremely honoured and lucky of being under the expert guidance of Paul Lynch, whom inspired and taught them not only to be the martial artists they became but also the people they turned out to be. Both brothers got hooked very quickly and was eager to start competing as soon as possible. Craig and Mark were soon competing and winning many area and national titles. They was both selected to represent England & Great Britain kickboxing teams and have travelled around Europe competing in many prestigious events that has earned them a very respectable reputation in Martial Arts. Craig originally founded the Academy in 2003 and has produced many World class martial artists, British, European & World Champions. Craig has passion in bundles and with his unique motivational teaching style really does bring the best out in all of the students. Although Mark always stayed active and carried on picking up many titles he recently became a partner with Craig and added extreme value with his knowledge and passion. Long's Black Belt Schools was then born...! Their aim is to offer valuable life skills through martial arts tuition and to produce many more champions, not only in competition but Champions in life! Over the last decade more people have trained at the school than any other martial arts club in the area. Craig thinks this is down to offering so much more than repetitive combat drills and the friendly family atmosphere were anybody is welcome. If your looking to get yourself in the best shape possible, Meet new friends or become the next champion, I urge you to come and join our ever growing family.