Thai Malik joined Tek with his brother in 2008 after already having martial arts experience elsewhere. Coach Thai now has over 10 years’ experience of martial arts and holds some impressive Tek achievements such as both Tek Student of the Year (2012) and Tek Coach of the Year (2014).
Thai successfully managed to train whilst also completing school, college and university, achieving 4 A-
Thai now inspires many Tek students, after unfortunately failing his Tek Senior Black Belt in 2015. Thai used this as massive motivation to focus fully on his training, he worked non-
BIO & INSIGHT
TEK COACH OF THE YEAR
BTEC MEDIA ANIMATION MERIT GRADE
4 x A LEVELS
3 x AS LEVELS
1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT
OVER 10 YEARS MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE
FORMER TEAM BLUE BLOOD ATHLETE
What would you say is the biggest challenge about being a Tek Elite Coach:
Making sure no class is the same and having lots of variety within each class making sure they are relevant and help the students develop.
Your top 3 favourite films:
It’ll have to be 3. City Of God 2. Last Samurai 1. Karate Kid (the original one).
You have always wanted to:
Skydive! Something about falling in the sky with a parachute sounds fun.
Why did you want to become a Tek Coach:
Tek has always been there to help me become the person I am today. So mainly to help students the way Tek has helped me and taught me about martial arts mentality.
Mercedes SLS GT AMG in matte black with red leather seats. Google it!
How do you unwind:
Music, TV series, Xbox, Xbox and mainly Xbox. I love video games!
If you was in a band, what would it be called:
Yub and the mighty falafels! We’d kill it!
Your favourite phrase:
Favourite phrase would have to be…keep your mouth shut and crack on.
What inspires you:
Athletes like Lebron James, Floyd Mayweather, Cotto, Golovkin to people around me like my family.
On my way to Tek I:
Blasting out Saf’s music in the car, mainly trying to find out what the track is without asking.
My favourite naughty drink is:
Cinnamon roll milkshake! It’s dangerous, I could drink it all day.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever had:
Keep pushing forward regardless of problems and what comes your way.
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