Nathan Kitchen

Head Coach and Founder of Touchgloves Gym

  • Trained and promoted over 40 champion fighters including 4 world champions.
  • Former coach of the England junior amateur muaythai team winning 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
  • Former record holder of the southwest cross training championships 5yrs running.
  • Nathan also boxed for Cornwall in the amateur team.
  • Has schooled some of the worlds most renowned muaythai fighters in over 12 different countries.
  • Promoted 16 successful muaythai events in the southwest of Cornwall bringing in guest athletes from all over the world in an effort to raise awareness in minority sports.
  • Has showcased 7 fighters on television programs featured nationally and globally.
  • Has helped effectively changed the attitude and overall shape of female muaythai worldwide.
  • Has been actively involved with numerous charity fundraising events in the Cornish community.
Isaac Ashley

Instructor, Fighter & Assistant Coach

  • Trained at touchgloves for a total of 13 years since the age of 5 yrs old.
  • “Magic” Isaac Ashley became one of the nations first successful junior muaythai fighters between the ages of 8-14 winning 5 British titles,4 area titles and a European title.
  • Isaac remains an outstanding figure at touchgloves,who devotes time in lessons to inspire upcoming fighters with his skill set.
  • Isaac has assisted in training many champion fighters including 3 x world champion Lucy Payne amongst others.
Lucy Payne

Instructor, Fighter & Assistant Coach

  • Trained at touchgloves for a total of 9 years since the age of 13 yrs old.
  • Lucy had her first competitive pro match at the age of just 16 yrs old against an adult fighter.
  • At 17 Lucy won the amateur gold medal against a Belarusian opponent in the Latvian European muaythai championships.
  • Lucy is the current no1 ranked fighter in the United Kingdom and has held this position for 3 years openly defending her ranking to any challenger.
  • Lucy has now had over 25 matches,holds 3 world titles ,1 European ,4 British and an English title.
  • Lucy is already renowned as one of the worlds best females at just 22 years of age.
  • Lucy has featured on television series enfusion both as a coach and fighter.
  • Lucy has remained loyal,humble,polite and grounded throughout her career and is a huge asset to the touchgloves team.

Lucy Payne Awakening Profile

Vicky Church

Instructor, Fighter & Assistant Coach

  • Vicky originally came from a strong taekwondo background where she competed at European level for team GB.
  • She has made the very difficult transition to muaythai over the past 3 years and is quickly climbing toward the British no1 ranking.
  • Vicky now trains and competes for touchgloves with over 10 pro fights holding a British title and a successfully defended area title.
  • Vicky is the founder and lead figure at the impressive and locally renowned v-fit centre in Cornwall.
  • Vicky has also appeared on enfusion tv series as a coach,trainer and competitor.
  • Vicky also offers cross training sessions for the fighters in body pump to assist in strengthening techniques for the team.

Vicky Church Awakening Profile

Amber & Allaya Kitchen

  • The kitchen twins have lived a huge part of their whole life within the touchgloves gym walls.
  • They first stepped into the boxing ring at the age of just 3 yrs old.
  • Amber holds a junior world title as well as 5 British titles ,the Anglo/welsh title,a European junior gold medal and won the British open 4 years consecutively.
  • Amber has not been defeated since her first competitive fight aged just 9 yrs.
  • Allaya has competed at top British level since the age of 9 yrs.
  • She won the silver medal at the junior European championships.
  • Allaya won the British open championships 3 years consecutively at different weight categories.
  • Allaya won her first title at just 10 yrs old giving away 7kg and 3 yrs in age which remains in the touchgloves history books as one of the most outstanding,brave performances by a junior fighter to date.

Amber Kitchen Awakening Profile

Allaya Kitchen Awakening Profile

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