Alan had been training in Muay Thai and Ju-Jitsu for a short while when his instructor realised his potential and recommended Studio 2000 as the best place for him to develop his skills. Alan joined the Studio 2000 family in 2005. Sai Varley focused on training Alan in ring craft and traditional Muay Thai techniques to progress his Muay Thai career. After several successful competitions and spending time in Thailand to reinforce those skills, Alan turned his attention to coaching so he could share in knowledge and help mentally and physically prepare students for the ring. Alan continues to represent Studio 2000 as a fighter himself.