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Raf Hussain, Head Coach of 8 Limbs Muay Thai started boxing at 7 yrs old, and came across Muay Thai at the age of 14. He fell in love with the sport, trained hard and started competing.  By 18, Raf was teaching Muay Thai full time and also became a National Champion and British champion.

Raf first founded the 8 Limbs Muay Thai academy in Coventry in 2010. With the fast growth of the Coventry gym, the second branch soon opened in Birmingham in 2014. Both academies are running regularly with the member base increasing week on week. Raf has now been in the game for over 25 years, producing many successful fighters who have gained international recognition.



​Belts, Bands and Medals:

  • WAKO Muay Thai National Champion

  • IKF Muay Thai British Champion

  • IKF Muay Thai World Challenger

  • WKA Muay Thai Silver Medalist

  • Red Band in Muay Thai

  • ISKA Black Belt (1st Dan)


  • 2022 Inducted into the 10th anniversary Martial Arts UK Hall of Fame.

  • 2018 Winner for The role model of the year award at The Midlands Business and Community Charity Awards

  • 2018 Inducted into the Martial Arts UK Hall of Fame

  • 2018 Coventry Sports Awards Finalist for Contributions to the community

  • 2017 Awarded Unsung hero of the year at The British Martial Arts Awards

  • 2017 Awarded the Black Belt Open Championship award by Martial Arts Illustrated

  • 2016 Asian Achievers Awards at the Houses of Parliament

  • 2016 Inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame

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