King of Kings Seminars

Here at King of Kings Personal Training we seek to improve each and every person we deal with. We do this via our personal training business for the most part but we are also making ourselves available to give seminars to help more people than we would otherwise be able to. We offer several areas in which we can provide informative seminars with detailed information that is easy to understand and build on in your own business. Below is a breakdown of some of the topics we can cover. 

Strength & conditioning


1 For combat sports athletes

2 For team sports athletes

3 For general population

4 For fat loss


You will learn:

Which training methods are used for:

1 For combat sports athletes

2 For team sports athletes

The differences between training general pop & athletes

How to assess strength qualities

Phases of training

Differences in strength phase & conditioning phase

Progressions in training for different levels of client

What type of S & C is used for fat loss



1 For athletes

2 For general population

3 Advanced techniques for increased body fat reduction

4 Micro/macro nutrients that make the different in performance & body transformation


You will learn:

Nutrition that is used for athletes

Information about weight cuts

What nutrition techniques works with the general population

The nutrition info that should be taught to your clients that will make a difference

How to identify issues with difficult nutritional cases

The vital components of successful performance & transformation in clients



1 Mobility testing

2 Rehab & recovery

3 Your fitness business & how to build it

4 Mentors & education - how to bring business to the next level


You will learn:

How to assess mobility in client

How to perform mobility test

What corrections to make

What needs to be referred

How to run a fitness business

How to grow a fitness business

The importance of mentors

The right education for you to progress your fitness career

What Do People Have To Say About Our Seminars?

For a lot of people who take part in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), their focus is solely on technique acquisition. Classes are usually based on learning techniques and trying to apply them in live sparring (otherwise known as rolling). BJJ classes usually start with a generic warm-up and end with a cool-down. In terms of a general structure, that’s it. Participants come and go as their schedule allows.

However, there are wider questions to consider. For example: How often should you train? What steps can you take to try to prevent injury? What does rest and recovery actually involve? Should you compliment BJJ training with strength and conditioning? If so, what should you do and when? What are the most effective ways to warm-up and cool-down? What should you eat in order to be in the best shape to train? Should you take any supplements and if so, what should they be?

In terms of being able to effectively perform techniques (or maintain postures and pressures as I prefer to view the sport), learning them from an experienced instructor is one step of the process. A big question to consider is; how can you effectively perform techniques if your movement is compromised? Or to look at it another way; would your skill level at BJJ increase if your mobility increased?

I went to train at the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) European Summer Camp in 2015. I went to learn techniques.

As part of the camp schedule, there was a brief talk by strength and conditioning coach Simon McEvoy, whose King of Kings personal training business is based at the SBG Ireland headquarters in Dublin.

Having listened to Simon, all of the questions I have mentioned were running through my mind. So, I did the logical thing, I booked Simon to come and give a weekend seminar at my club – Granite City Grappling (GCG) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The difference in how we approach training before and after that seminar is stark. Before Simon visited GCG we used to show up (often right before class started), do a quick warm-up that resembled how a football team warmed-up, learn techniques, spar (usually pretty hard) and then go home.

Most of us were sore before and after class. Some did strength and conditioning, but often with no real objectives other than lifting bits of metal. Some did a bit of a cool-down, or foam rolling, but again, without a well-thought-out appreciation of what they should be doing. The cool-down usually involved putting away the mats quickly so we could get home to eat.

All that has changed. Well almost all of that – we still learn techniques, most of which have been taught to our coaches by SBG black belts. Our information when it comes to that part of the sport has always been exceptional.

However, everything that goes around learning techniques has improved. As a result, guys who had back problems that seriously hampered their guard recovery can now recover guard better. Guys who had trouble maintaining a squatting posture to pass guard can now pass guard better. Guys who fell well short of being able to touch their toes due to tight hamstrings can now get far closer to the ground with their hands and as a result, their mobility has improved.

We warm-up well, we cool-down well and don’t get sore on the drive home after training. Injury rates are low. Guys know how often they should train and what to do when they are not training. The list goes on…

In terms of the main objective of us all getting better at the sport, all members of the team are consistently improving. That statement is shown by the amount of people being promoted to the next belt level, the amount of wins gained in BJJ and mixed martial arts, and the skill level across the board on the mats.

Simply, if you want to get better at BJJ then consider everything you should be doing outside of learning techniques from your instructor. Consider how much, or more-than-likely how little, you know about those areas. Now consider booking a seminar with Simon.

- Ross McTavish, coach at Granite City Grappling, BJJ purple belt under SBG UK’s Karl Tanswell