Hi. My name is Lewis Greathead.

I am a Black Belt martial artist with 20 years experience, Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing Champion with around 100 tournament fights, school owner and founder of Greathead Freestyle Karate (GFK).

This unique martial arts system includes techniques from boxing, kickboxing, karate and MMA (all styles I have studied).

Students train GFK with us in-person and online, with the majority of students training for health, fitness and self-defense benefits.

Our Story.

I first started training 20 years ago at my local karate school.

To begin with, I was extremely shy and nervous. In fact, it was only because my friend wanted to join, that I found myself there!

From the moment I stepped into the local village hall, I was hooked!

I spent the next 5 years training hard for my Black Belt and competing in tournaments across the UK. I achieved several titles and got to compete abroad on several occasions.

I don't believe that I was particularly talented, but I did have a burning desire to get better!

I have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing instructors and mentors, who have inspired me to become the person I am today.

Opening Greathead Martial Arts.

In 2015, I decided to turn my passion into my profession. I decided to open my very first martial arts school in my local village.

For a couple of years, I struggled to make it work, but through perseverance and a bit of help, it finally took off.

I am proud to say that Greathead Martial Arts in Elmswell has helped hundreds of students become fitter, healthier and more confident through the power of martial arts.

In 2018, my partner Holly began working for the Academy full time.