In 2009, with Master Bill Judd's blessings to continue the KO name, Kru Sam opened KO Next Generation in South London.

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Kru Sam Nankani

Continued to uphold the values that were instilled in him during his journey through life and was able to further develop and teach his own unique fighting system and Style. Kru Sam Nankani’s combat system stems from the realisation that fighting is an art and as such requires as much brain as brawn. It is as intellectual as it is physical and this suits his contemplative and analytical nature. His style is not rigid and unbending but like a reed before the wind it is flexible. It is not static and predictable but dynamic, constantly evolving and growing. Those who are close to Kru Sam know that he has an uncanny ability to read a fighter, predicting their strengths and weaknesses. This is something which he considers His Gift. A master tactician, he has the depth of thought of a chess master – able to play out entire fights in his head. Tactical fighting combined with a unique combat style is what constitutes some of Kru Sam’s formula but, as his many elite martial artists will tell you, the formula alone is not enough. The magic that makes the formula come alive is the special bond between a coach and his fighter and though the style may be mimicked to some extent the faith, respect and love between Kru Sam and his fighters can never be copied. Kru Sam's belief is that his achievement in creating history as a fighter and his accolades as a Coach is founded by The Source greater than man itself and with this faith; along with an abundance of hard work, grit and devotion he continuous to excel in his chosen field of Martial arts. Sam Nankani is now widely recognised as a master, and those of his students that are fully under him are able to stand on the shoulders of a giant in combat sports.