Wil as his friends call him, has been training in martial arts since the age of 10. Starting in Judo, training extensively in Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu jitsu
Recently being awarded his BJJ Blackbelt from Crezio de Souza
and has trained at Gracie Barra in Brazil under Carlos Gracie, Royce Gracie, Lucio Lagarto Rodrigues, Gordo Correa, Gordinho Correa, Victor Estima and Maurico Gomes progressing to a Brown belt in Brazlian Jiu Jitsu.
He holds the 2014 NAGA Lightweight Brown Belt championship as well as the IBJJF 2015 British Open Gold and 2015 ADCC Gold
Wil has worked as a door supervisor in numerous pubs and clubs in Darlington, Newton Aycliffe and Middlesbrough, being involved in many real life confrontational situations.